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Marietta First United Methodist Church

Serving In Costa Rica
April 1, 2024
Community: Nicoya
Partner: Iglesia Mejores Dias
Staff: Connie Mairena, Katherine Treminio, Nazaret Sibaja, Ishi Vega

Your Staff is Here!

by Connie Mairena | April 1, 2024 3:32 PM

This week Nazareth, Connie, Ishi, and Katherine will be serving alongside you in the beautiful community of Nambi.  Can't wait to meet the team! 

Your Staff is Here!

Hugs of Welcoming

by Katherine Treminio | April 2, 2024 1:11 PM

Is so nice to see our friends again.

We love the hugs of welcoming! 

Hugs of Welcoming

Bags of Blessings

by Katherine Treminio | April 2, 2024 1:24 PM

This morning we packed some basic groceries into these green bags. Each bag represents a home or family that we will visit during this week. We don't know their names or stories yet, but God does! We pray that these bags of food will be reminders of God's love for them. 
Bags of Blessings

Safe and Sound

by Nazaret Sibaja | April 2, 2024 2:48 PM

Yesterday we made it to Costa Rica safe and sound, we are excited to see what God has in store for us during this week! 
Safe and Sound

Time with Pastor

by Katherine Treminio | April 2, 2024 9:40 PM

After sharing time with Pastor Dimas and hearing his testimony, we were able to pray for him and his amazing family. 

Time with Pastor

Food Distribution Day 1

by Katherine Treminio | April 2, 2024 9:50 PM

This afternoon, we started out with home visits. We not only are delivering the bag of food, but we are spending time asking questions.

As we are doing home visits we feel blessed to be invited into a stranger's home! Although they do not know us, they welcome us in, share about their lives, and allow us to pray with them. 

Food Distribution Day 1

Working Hard

by Nazaret Sibaja | April 3, 2024 2:23 PM

In the morning we split the group in three to work on the farm. We were able to feed the animals such as pigs, sheep, rabbits, chickens and dogs. We were glad that we made it! 

Working Hard


by Nazaret Sibaja | April 3, 2024 2:36 PM

Part of the group helped to plant corn. This is to support the feeding program. We sweated a lot but it was worth it! 

Food Distribution Day 2

by Nazaret Sibaja | April 3, 2024 6:06 PM

After lunch we went to visit some families of the community to share and pray over them. We enjoyed listening to their testimonies! 
Food Distribution Day 2

VBS Day 1

by Nazaret Sibaja | April 3, 2024 6:21 PM

On our first day of VBS, we can say it was a blast! 

We were able to sing, dance, jump, do a craft and color. We are very grateful to share time with the kids of the community. 

VBS Day 1


by Nazaret Sibaja | April 3, 2024 6:25 PM

After a wonderful time of fellowship with the children we also played soccer with them. Children here in Costa Rica love soccer! 

Farm Day 2

by Ishi Vega | April 5, 2024 12:09 AM

Today we planted some trees around the church

We hope that these trees will grow and provide good shade for the church.

Farm Day 2

Friends, Family

by Ishi Vega | April 5, 2024 12:23 AM

Today we enjoyed our last day of VBS with the kids. We know that a seed has been planted in their hearts. We leave CR happy because we have formed a bond with them. They love us as much as we love them or maybe more! 

Friends, Family


by Ishi Vega | April 5, 2024 1:14 PM

We meet Josefa, she is an example of trust and love for the Lord, always giving thanks to God and always believing that he will provide.

We have a purpose!

by Ishi Vega | April 5, 2024 1:32 PM

"He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time" 
2 Timothy 1:9

Pastor Dimas shared the word of God, and he explained that when we are saved, God call us, He gives us a purpose a sense!
We have a purpose!

Continue Your Impact

by Praying Pelican Missions | April 6, 2024 11:57 PM

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