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Rapid City Christian High School

Serving In Costa Rica
March 25, 2023
Community: Rio Cuarto
Partner: Iglesia Cristiana Betel
Staff: Fiorella Villafuerte, Jeric Montealto, Ishi Vega, Nazaret Sibaja

Your Staff is Ready!

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 25, 2023 7:48 PM

Ishi, Jeric and Fio are ready and pumped to welcome everyone! We are part of the staff and we are excited to meet you all and serve alongside everyone in Rio Cuarto! 

Your Staff is Ready!

Bienvenidos a Costa Rica

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 25, 2023 10:30 PM

We made it to Costa Rica safe and sound! We are very excited to see the Lord moving at the school, at the homes we will be visiting, during construction and church services! It is going to be amazing! 

Bienvenidos a Costa Rica

Welcome Rapid City!

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 26, 2023 10:20 AM

The church welcomed us with an amazing breakfast and beautiful welcome sign! We are already loving this time! 

Welcome Rapid City!

Church

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 26, 2023 2:18 PM

We gathered as family in Christ to worship and praise God! We were able to greet everyone that came this morning!!

Church

Camilo’s Dedication

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 26, 2023 2:20 PM

We celebrated Camilo this morning! He was dedicated and introduced to the church as the new member! 
He is just such a  cute and calm kid! 
Camilo’s Dedication

Praying for each other

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 26, 2023 2:30 PM

We came to the front and the church prayed over us and the things we will do this week. They prayed over the ministries we will be doing! 
Praying for each other

Only Jesus

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 26, 2023 3:01 PM

We had the opportunity to hear from Chris this morning! He reminded us that Jesus is enough! 

Just like in the story when Jesus walked on the water, we need to trust that Jesus is enough for us to accomplish anything and everything He has for us! 

Only Jesus

God Healed my Heart

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 26, 2023 4:45 PM

Pastora Yessenia shared with us her story. God healed her heart and made an amazing woman of God that loves to serve her church and her community! 
God Healed my Heart

Pastora Yessenia

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 26, 2023 10:15 PM

We prayed over Pastora Yessenia! We loved her heart and how she has been leading this church and community! 

Pastora Yessenia

The Kieffers Made it!

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 26, 2023 10:19 PM

Joseph and Elizabeth have made it safe and sound to CR! 

The Kieffers Made it!

Let’s Begin

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 27, 2023 6:49 AM

During the afternoon, we went to the supermarket and got all the items for the Food Distribution Ministry! 

We are blessed to be able to deliver 60 bags of groceries to different families in the community and beyond! 

We hope this brings joy and hope and that each family feels God’s love through each bag! 

Let’s Begin

We Made It

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 27, 2023 6:52 AM

We got all groceries! 
It was a great experience to look for all the items at the supermarket like in a scavenger hunt game! 
We Made It

60 Familias

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 27, 2023 7:03 AM

We prayed over those 60 families we will be visiting this week! 60 moms, dads and kids who we will deliver a bag of groceries to. 60 families we will pray for! 60 families that will see God in this bag and in this prayer! 
Gracias Dios! 
60 Familias

Escuela El Carmen

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 27, 2023 11:01 PM

We visited El Carmen Elementary School this morning and we had a blast with the kids. We shared with them the story about the miracle of multiplication that Jesus did! 


Escuela El Carmen

Luz Roja- Luz Verde

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 27, 2023 11:03 PM

We had an amazing time at the games station! We played duck, duck, goose, red light- green light and many more games! 
Luz Roja- Luz Verde

I like…

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 27, 2023 11:07 PM

We asked the kids their likes this morning! They like rojo, azul, amarillo y verde and also they love pizza! 
I like…

Clinics

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 27, 2023 11:10 PM

This morning, we were able to assist 21 patients at the Dental Clinics! From  normal consults to an extraction, we had happy faces and no little ones cried during the consult! 
It was a great day! 
Clinics

Prayers Answered

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 27, 2023 11:12 PM

We delivered 17 bags of groceries during the afternoon! We loved the stories and how open some people are to receive us!

We celebrated with Carolina because God answered her prayers! 

Prayers Answered

Construction

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 27, 2023 11:16 PM

We cut, welded and painted the bars for the fence we will be doing this week! We can’t wait to see it done! 
Construction

We Love to Help!

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 28, 2023 6:39 AM

Lillie and Maleiah helped prepare the snack for everyone working on the construction and delivering groceries! They are such great helpers. Lisa was also helping the cooks with the dinner meal! 

We love to help any way we can! 

We Love to Help!

Fútbol

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 28, 2023 6:40 AM

We had a blast playing futbol at the plaza! We have some youth and kids from the church joining us! It rained but we had so much fun together! 
Fútbol

Escuela San Vicente

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 28, 2023 4:08 PM

We went out this morning to San Vicente School! We were welcomed with Costa Rican dancing from two beautiful 6th graders! 


Escuela San Vicente

Manualidad

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 28, 2023 4:11 PM

Kids painted and created the basket for the bread and fish in the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand! We loved spending time with them! 
Manualidad

Games

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 28, 2023 4:16 PM

We had a blast playing with the kids this morning at San Vicente Elementary School. 
This time we played congelados! They are so fast! 
Games

La Biblia dice así…

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 28, 2023 4:20 PM

To finish out time at the school, we sang with the kids Jesus loves me, I’ve got the joy, and many other songs! 
La Biblia dice así…

Food Distribution

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 28, 2023 4:52 PM

This morning, we were able to deliver 14 bags of groceries to families in the San Vicente area! Many of these people drove and rode miles to meet us! We prayed over them and their families! 
Food Distribution

Visiting Homes

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 29, 2023 2:05 PM

We visited more houses during the afternoon! Joaquin had the opportunity to translate this afternoon and it was amazing! He did a great job. 

Visiting Homes

The Fence

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 29, 2023 2:23 PM

We kept working on the fence this afternoon and we were able to place the structure of the fence. Someone from the church helped us with the welding part and we were able to set the structure, clean and paint it. 
The Fence

Park

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 29, 2023 2:45 PM

We had a great time at the park. We had an amazing soccer game and we painted nails with the girls there! 
Park

Carrizal Elementary School

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 29, 2023 6:22 PM

On our last day at the school, we were able to visit Carrizal Elementary School. We played with the kids, and we had so much fun teaching them about Jesus and how he multiplied the bread and the fish to feed all the crowd! 

Carrizal Elementary School

Games

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 29, 2023 6:29 PM

We had a blast on our last day of VBS at those three different schools! We played, we sang and we loved all the kids in these three schools! 
Games

At the Dentist!

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 29, 2023 6:34 PM

We served over 60 patients during this week. Extractions, fillings and many more that we were able to give to the community in Rio Cuarto! We are happy to be able to serve this community! 
At the Dentist!

Friends and Family

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 29, 2023 6:38 PM

We love all our new friends in Costa Rica 
Friends and Family

Full of Blessings

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 29, 2023 7:01 PM

We visited over 55 families this week and we were able not only to supply their physical needs but we were also able to pray over them, their families, their needs and more! 
Full of Blessings

Almost Finished

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 29, 2023 7:07 PM

The fence is almost ready! We are happy and thankful for how everyone  has supported this project and everyone who helped build this up! We are thankful we are able to help Pastora Yessenia and the church in Rio Cuarto! 
Almost Finished

Nos Vemos Pronto

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 30, 2023 3:31 PM

We are thankful for all the experiences and all the memories we made from the trip! All the stories from families we visited, the kids we played with and the amazing church in Rio Cuarto 

Nos Vemos Pronto

Fun Day!

by Fiorella Villafuerte | March 30, 2023 3:36 PM

We had a blast on the first part of our Rec Day! Arenal Volcano was stunning this morning! We were reminded of the amazing creation of God in this piece of art! 
Fun Day!

Continue Your Impact

by Praying Pelican Missions | March 31, 2023 12:11 AM

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Laci Sosa

March 31, 2023 10:13 AM

Thank you for sharing all of this with us! Sorry you have to come back to snow, but I know your hearts will be so filled with SONshine that it won’t matter! Way to share the love of Christ through your actions and living testimony! 💜

Cindra Solvie

March 28, 2023 4:21 PM

Love seeing how God is moving in your team. Prayers for you all.

Mrs. Poto

March 27, 2023 3:09 PM

We are praying for you and excited to see how God moves! We look forward to seeing more updates. May you all be blessed with God's perfect peace, joy, and discernment as you navigate your time there.

Sarah

March 27, 2023 8:01 AM

Thank you for these updates! It’s so fun to see what is happening each day. Praying each heart and life will be impacted for eternity (the team and the others you meet).

Mr. Duncan

March 26, 2023 11:14 PM

If you feel a little uncomfortable, lean into it as an opportunity to grow. May God deplete you of selfishness and fill you with humility to serve others. P.S. Thanks Alli and Joaquin for your testimonies for the banquet at school Saturday!

Naneth K

March 26, 2023 10:38 PM

Our lifegroup are praying with you all 🙏

Kalynn Scoular

March 26, 2023 6:33 PM

Praying for each of you. Praying that you see how God is sustaining and going infront of each you daily.

Julie Pierce

March 26, 2023 3:25 PM

It’s great to be able to follow along with you this week. We will be praying for all of you all week!

Grace H

March 26, 2023 2:44 PM

I'm so glad you guys are doing well. I will continue to pray for you.

Ellie Tomlinson

March 26, 2023 2:06 PM

Thank you, for the updates. Our prayers are with all of you!

Terry Biers

March 25, 2023 10:49 PM

Yeah! We are praying for you guys every day! May the Lord bless and teach you in many ways! Watch for God at work in every moment.

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