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SWC Mission Team

Serving In Costa Rica
February 3, 2024
Community: Rio Cuarto
Partner: Centro Ministerial Monte de Dios
Staff: Erik Gonzalez, Karina Quesada Salazar, Nazaret Sibaja

Staff is Here!

by Nazaret Sibaja | February 3, 2024 11:11 AM

Meet the staff that will be serving alongside the group this week: Erik, Karina, Nazaret and Pastora Iris. 
Staff is Here!

Finally in Costa Rica

by Karina Quesada Salazar | February 3, 2024 1:00 PM

We arrived safe and sound! We are so excited to serve in the local church in Santa Rita. Can’t wait to see what God is gonna do during this week. 

Finally in Costa Rica

La Paz Waterfall

by Karina Quesada Salazar | February 3, 2024 5:50 PM

Surrounded with a lot of nature on our way to Santa Rita! We had to take a moment to appreciate this beautiful view. We loved it! 
La Paz Waterfall

Orientation Meeting

by Nazaret Sibaja | February 3, 2024 7:51 PM

After a long trip to Santa Rita we had a meeting to talk about how to stay healthy and see the schedule for tomorrow. We are ready for this week! 

Orientation Meeting

Testimony Time

by Karina Quesada Salazar | February 4, 2024 4:36 PM

Today in our service Heather and Jeremy shared their testimony to build up and encourage the church. We definitely saw the mercy of God through them! 

Testimony Time

Forgiveness

by Nazaret Sibaja | February 4, 2024 6:18 PM

Today Pastor Jorge preached based on Luke 11:1-4 where Jesús taught his disciples how to pray and part of that prayer was about forgiving others-even those that sin against us. 

God definitely spoke to our hearts this morning! 

Forgiveness

Time with Pastor Jorge and Evelyn

by Karina Quesada Salazar | February 4, 2024 6:29 PM

This afternoon all the group had a wonderful time with the pastors. Pastor Jorge and his wife shared how they became pastors and how God lead them to do His purpose. 

Time with Pastor Jorge and Evelyn

Praying for the Pastors

by Nazaret Sibaja | February 4, 2024 6:36 PM

We were also able to pray over Pastor Jorge and his wife so God can continue blessing their ministry and their family! 

Praying for the Pastors

River Time

by Karina Quesada Salazar | February 4, 2024 11:11 PM

For a sunny day like today it was necessary to go to the river. The water was so refreshing and perfect for swimming and diving. 

River Time

Getting Ready for Food Distribution

by Nazaret Sibaja | February 4, 2024 11:12 PM

After spending time at the river we went to the grocery store to buy all the supplies we will need for food distribution during this week. 

Getting Ready for Food Distribution

Ice Cream

by Karina Quesada Salazar | February 4, 2024 11:25 PM

It is always a good time to eat good ice cream and today was no exception!!!

Ice Cream

17 Families

by Nazaret Sibaja | February 5, 2024 1:54 PM

In the morning we had a moment to prepare the bags of food!

During this week we'll have the opportunity to meet and bless 17 families. We're extremely excited! 

17 Families

Food Distribution

by Nazaret Sibaja | February 5, 2024 2:05 PM

We were able to deliver six bags of food today and it was such a blessing to see how God is moving through us in this place! 

Food Distribution

Prayer Requests

by Nazaret Sibaja | February 5, 2024 2:12 PM

Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

James 5:13‭-‬16 NIV

Prayer Requests

Karaoke Time

by Nazaret Sibaja | February 5, 2024 2:58 PM

On the way to church we were singing and having so much fun! 

Karaoke Time

Painting the Church

by Karina Quesada Salazar | February 5, 2024 9:00 PM

Teamwork makes the dream work! 

Today we started the project of painting the church. It was a wonderful time.

Painting the Church

VBS Day One

by Karina Quesada Salazar | February 5, 2024 9:57 PM

In the afternoon we went to a community called La Tabla to share time with the kids. Cosette talked about serving and being kind to others. 

We had an amazing time there, sharing God’s word and doing some fun activities. 

VBS Day One

Painting Project

by Karina Quesada Salazar | February 6, 2024 10:06 AM

This morning we are still painting the church and working on every detail. It has been a great blessing to serve in this way so the house of God can be more beautiful. 

Painting Project

Elders Ministry

by Nazaret Sibaja | February 6, 2024 9:21 PM

In the afternoon we went to a nursing home to share with the elders. We played bingo and dominos. We were so blessed by going there! 

Elders Ministry

Nail Polish

by Nazaret Sibaja | February 6, 2024 9:48 PM

We also took a moment to paint the nails of the lovely ladies from the nursing home! 
Nail Polish

VBS Day 2

by Nazaret Sibaja | February 6, 2024 11:40 PM

During the afternoon we went to a community named Santa Isabel where we sang, danced, shared the gospel and had so much fun with the kids! 

VBS Day 2

Women’s Ministry

by Karina Quesada Salazar | February 6, 2024 11:51 PM

Today we had a special time with women! Amber spoke about identity and when we feel unworthy God says that we are worthy in Him. 
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord , “ plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give  you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11
Women’s Ministry

Men’s Ministry

by Karina Quesada Salazar | February 7, 2024 12:00 AM

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us”  Romans 8:31 
Men’s Ministry

Food Distribution

by Nazaret Sibaja | February 7, 2024 2:03 PM

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
Matthew 25:35?-?36 NIV
Food Distribution

Something Unexpected

by Nazaret Sibaja | February 7, 2024 2:55 PM

On the way back to church after a busy morning, we stopped at a lake to see the wonderful view and takes some pictures! 

Something Unexpected

Getting to know Costa Rica!

by Nazaret Sibaja | February 7, 2024 3:09 PM

In a house we visited today, they offered us cacao to try-extremely delicious! 
Getting to know Costa Rica!

Café Time!

by Nazaret Sibaja | February 7, 2024 3:30 PM

We also ground coffee, ate some cajetas and drank coffee. We had so much fun! 

Café Time!

Visiting Pastor Jorge’s Chicken Farm

by Karina Quesada Salazar | February 7, 2024 11:58 PM

Today we had a beautiful day where we visited a chicken farm and we were able to learn their process. 

Visiting Pastor Jorge’s Chicken Farm

VBS Day 3

by Karina Quesada Salazar | February 8, 2024 12:01 AM

What a blessing is to serve God in this way! 

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these” Matthew 19:14

VBS Day 3

Celebration Service

by Karina Quesada Salazar | February 8, 2024 12:12 AM

At the celebration service people of the church gave us a special gift. We really appreciated it!

Celebration Service

Rec Day

by Nazaret Sibaja | February 9, 2024 12:34 AM

On our rec day we went to see the Arenal Volcano, we went to hot springs and also ate delicious food! 
Rec Day

See You Soon!

by Nazaret Sibaja | February 9, 2024 12:38 AM

The wonderful ladies that have been cooking for us during the week gave us a surprise! We know it's not a goodbye-it's see you soon! 
See You Soon!

Continue Your Impact

by Praying Pelican Missions | February 9, 2024 11:57 PM

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Comments

Tammy Johnson

February 4, 2024 2:27 PM

Glad you all arrived safely and worked hard on Saturday and had fun too. Hope your Sunday is blessed as you all worship with the community. As you go out to help others this week, may the Holy Spirit guide you to where help is most needed. Praying for you all !!!

Kay Martin

February 3, 2024 3:32 PM

Oops! That was to be !!! Not question marks❤️🙏🙏❤️

Kay Martin

February 3, 2024 3:31 PM

I’m thankful that everyone made it safe! Enjoy and prayers as you share the Lord’s gospel????

Nikki Noffsinger

February 3, 2024 12:57 PM

Glad everyone made it.

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