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Caribbean Basin Ministries

Serving In Costa Rica
January 14, 2023
Community: Santa Cruz
Partner: Iglesia Biblica de Guayabal Santa Cruz
Staff: Laura Vasquez, Ishi Vega, Kevin Medina, Daniel Alvarado

Your Staff is Here!

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 14, 2023 1:11 PM

Ishi, Kevin, Laura, and Fio are your staff for the week! We are ready and excited to start the week of service and see God moving in mighty ways! 

Your Staff is Here!

We are All Here!

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 14, 2023 5:11 PM

After several flights, long lines, and many bags to carry, we made it to Costa Rica! We are safe and sound, and very excited about the week ahead of us! 

We can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store for us! 

We are All Here!

Sunday!

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 15, 2023 12:22 PM

It’s Sunday and we can't wait to start the day! 

Church members welcomed us very warmly this morning, we were excited to meet them!

Bienvenidos a Guayabal! 

Sunday!

Hugs Everywhere

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 15, 2023 12:25 PM

As we started the service, we welcomed each other to the house of the Lord. We gave and received hugs from everyone! We felt God’s love and so much joy! 

Hugs Everywhere

Introductions

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 15, 2023 12:27 PM

We had time to introduce ourselves to the church and to share a little about the blessing it is for us to be here in CR. We are very excited about the people we will meet, the houses we will visit and the kids we will play with this week as we go out into the community. 
Introductions

God’s Presence

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 15, 2023 12:47 PM

Pastor Brandon shared this morning the word with the church! Isaiah heard God and He answered him! Isaiah went through a process where he encounter God, confessed his sins, repented, and encountered the presence of God! 
We need to do that to be able to share the good news with everyone around us! 
God’s Presence

Happy Birthday Pastora!

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 15, 2023 6:50 PM

We had a special time celebrating Pastora Kathia. Today is her birthday and we sang happy birthday and prayed over her! 

We hope God keeps blessing her, her family, and ministry! 

Happy Birthday Pastora!

Our Host Pastors

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 15, 2023 7:12 PM

We had an amazing time with Pastor Odir and his wife Kathia! They share their testimony and ministry in Guayabal with us. 

They are very brave and we can see how much they love God and others! 

Our Host Pastors

God’s Work

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 15, 2023 7:18 PM

Sometimes we do not understand God’s plan in our lives or reason to do or to go! But, it is so rewarding when He shows up, and reveals His plans to us! 
God’s Work

Food Distribution

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 15, 2023 7:24 PM

We went to the supermarket to buy groceries for the Food Distribution Ministry that we will be doing this week! We will be blessing 26 families in the community with a bag of food, a Bible, and prayer! 
Food Distribution

Preparations

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 16, 2023 5:53 PM

Once we arrived at the church, we set up everything for our first day of clinics! Patients were ready and so were we! 

Preparations

Can I Help You?

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 16, 2023 5:58 PM

In our first station, our doctors received and heard from different patients about their different needs. We checked their ears, their mouth, and we listened to their heart and lungs.
Can I Help You?

Glasses

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 16, 2023 6:01 PM

Dr. Lyn helped everyone to find the glasses perfect for them. She cared and loved on each of her patients! 
Glasses

The Word of God

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 16, 2023 6:09 PM

Everyone who came to the clinics not only received a free service and medication, but we were also able to share a Bible with them! 
The Word of God

Dr. George

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 16, 2023 6:14 PM

He is not only an amazing and kind doctor but he is amazing with kids! He made some balloons for the kids and they were very happy and grateful to him! 
Dr. George

Dr. Georgiadis

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 16, 2023 6:16 PM

Another of our amazing doctors, Dr. Jeremias! He loved the kids who came this afternoon as well! He did his best to make a balloon for Fabricio! 
Dr. Georgiadis

God’s Creation

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 17, 2023 8:09 AM

We had an amazing time with the kids during VBS today! We learn about the creation of God, and how unique, different, and special we are because of Him who created us! 

God’s Creation

VBS

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 17, 2023 8:14 AM

We learned about the creation and we also shared about our talents and likes and dislikes! We are such an amazing creation from God! 
VBS

Games

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 17, 2023 9:01 AM

We had an amazing time with the kids during VBS! We played soccer, laughed a lot, and had so much fun! 
Games

More Games

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 17, 2023 9:04 AM

We loved playing with the kids, they bring joy to our lives! 
More Games

Food Distribution

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 17, 2023 9:13 AM

We walked into the community to deliver our first nine bags of groceries. Some people were not expecting us and were very happy to see us! We were able to bless them with a bag of groceries and with prayer for their needs! 
Food Distribution

Visiting Homes

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 17, 2023 9:34 AM

We had an amazing time visiting the families and their homes. Praying and blessing them was wonderful and we loved how welcoming and loving they were to us! 
Visiting Homes

Cooking in Costa Rica

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 17, 2023 9:40 AM

Dr. George and Carson helped the kitchen ladies cook the Gallo Pinto (beans and rice). They mixed and learned about this delicious dish. 
Cooking in Costa Rica

Jesús

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 17, 2023 10:11 AM

We had a great time at the Movie Night! We were to learn about Jesus and the sacrifice He made on the cross for us. 
Jesús

Day 2

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 18, 2023 8:06 AM

We started off our second day of clinics and as soon as we arrived, there were some patients ready to be seen. We prayed that God would lead us in everything we were doing and He did!

Day 2

First Station

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 18, 2023 8:09 AM

Savannah and Tatum are ready to serve you! They took everyone’s blood pressure and led them to the next station. They were very kind and served all of the patients very well.
First Station

Largo o Cerca?

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 18, 2023 8:11 AM

Our glasses station was very busy! Many people have come from different communities to get checked by Dr. Lyn. She cared for them and gave the best glasses to each patient.  
Largo o Cerca?

Helping Any Way We Can!

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 18, 2023 8:14 AM

As we serve the community, we serve any way we can! From taking blood pressure to hearing their needs, from giving free meds to holding their hands.
We have loved our time here and all the ways we can serve and love on others! 
Helping Any Way We Can!

Prayer Station

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 18, 2023 8:18 AM

We had several people coming to the clinics and we were able to pray over them. We prayed for families, we prayed for health, we prayed for restoration, we prayed over marriages, we prayed over sons and daughters, we prayed over the kids of the world, and we prayed for the world! 
Prayer Station

Why did Jesus Die on the Cross?

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 18, 2023 8:22 AM

We asked the kids about Jesus and His sacrifice on the cross. Why did Jesus die on the cross for us? 
Our kids agreed that Jesus gave His life for us because He loves us so much! 
What a beautiful sacrifice Jesus did for us and how beautiful it is that our kids know what Jesus did for them! 
Why did Jesus Die on the Cross?

Soccer

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 18, 2023 8:24 AM

Everyone loved soccer, we had so much fun playing with the kids during the afternoon! 
Soccer

98 Years Old

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 18, 2023 8:28 AM

During food distribution, we were able to visit 7 different families in the community. On one visit, we meet Mrs. Roberta, a beautiful lady who is 98 years old! She is full of love and life! We were able to bless her and prayed over her family, her home, and her life! 
98 Years Old

Here I Am

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 18, 2023 8:33 AM

Isaiah 6:8 (NIV) 

“Who shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said “Here I am! Send me” 


Here I Am

350 People

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 19, 2023 7:37 PM

We had a blast this week! We had clinics for three days and we were able to bless over 350 people! We cared for and loved over 350 people including kids, moms, dads, elderly and more! 


350 People

Praying for One Another

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 19, 2023 7:42 PM

Some quiet times of conversation are the best! We are able to share and love on other people! These are opportunities where we can bless and learn from others! Pastora Kathia is such a wonderful woman of God! 
Praying for One Another

Friendships Last Forever

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 19, 2023 7:45 PM

We have loved the friends we made everywhere we went, especially the kids! They are so transparent, so loving, and so real. 
Friendships Last Forever

Games

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 19, 2023 7:46 PM

We had a blast playing with the kids on our last day of VBS! We played Pato, Pato, Ganso! We love all of the moments we are able to share together.
Games

Floribeth

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 19, 2023 7:49 PM

We were blessed to spend our week with Floribeth. She cooked for us and we were able to care for her! She blessed us with some flowers and butterflies! 
We loved meeting her this week! 
Floribeth

Nos Vemos Pronto

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 19, 2023 7:53 PM

We said "see you later" to our new friends in this community! They have blessed our lives and changed them forever! Our hope is that they can continue to build a church that is alive and vibrant! 
Nos Vemos Pronto

Rec Day

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 19, 2023 7:57 PM

For our Rec Day we spent time at the Animal Sanctuary! We saw monkeys, crocodiles, sloths, butterflies, snakes, and more! It was an amazing experience to see the ocean from the "Superman" zipline and feel the ocean under our feet at the beach! 
Rec Day

Sunset

by Fiorella Villafuerte | January 19, 2023 7:58 PM

To end our day, God painted a beautiful sunset for us! 
What a wonderful creation God has made! 
Sunset

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