Concordia Lutheran Church
Serving In Costa Rica
November 18, 2023
Partner: Iglesia Vida Nueva
Staff: Maikel Pineda, Zoe Pérez, Katherine Treminio
by Zoe Pérez | November 19, 2023 12:48 PM
by Zoe Pérez | November 19, 2023 12:49 PM
by Zoe Pérez | November 19, 2023 12:51 PM
by Zoe Pérez | November 19, 2023 6:55 PM
This afternoon, we played volleyball and soccer with the youth of the community at the amazing community park. We had so much fun!
by Zoe Pérez | November 19, 2023 9:39 PM
by Zoe Pérez | November 20, 2023 11:57 AM
by Zoe Pérez | November 20, 2023 12:03 PM
by Zoe Pérez | November 20, 2023 5:57 PM
This afternoon we got the chance to explore the river! The team enjoyed a boat tour on the Sarapiquí River where we saw iguanas, native birds and monkeys in the trees! We tried local sweet bananas and rambutan fruit. Some of the team cooled off as we splashed around and laughed with each other on the boat.
by Zoe Pérez | November 21, 2023 11:55 AM
Today we delivered the first bags of food. We visited 6 families; they told us about their testimonies, and how they have been growing in Jesus which was such a blessing for us. We also took time to pray for them and their needs.
by Zoe Pérez | November 21, 2023 6:25 PM
The project for this week is make the gym a little bit larger. Today we learned how to make concrete. We used rocks, sand and cement and mixed it using our own blood, sweat, and shovels. We also learned that the work that 5 of us can do in 10 minutes can actually be done in about 30 seconds by the pros! Team work makes the dream work!!!
by Zoe Pérez | November 21, 2023 6:58 PM
This afternoon was our first day of VBS. We had a great time on Bethany’s ship learning about how God can give us strength when we feel powerless, just as the captain of the ship did with Paul when he was a prisoner. We also made some crafts and played with the kids.
by Zoe Pérez | November 22, 2023 7:20 PM
by Zoe Pérez | November 23, 2023 9:24 AM
by Zoe Pérez | November 23, 2023 9:31 AM
Yesterday, we went to Bethany’s boat too, but this time we learned about Peter and keep our eyes on Jesus. It was so much fun, we sang some songs, and made some crafts to remember to keep walking in Jesus’ path. We love this community, and we love be able to play and share with all this kids!
by Zoe Pérez | November 23, 2023 11:00 PM
Today, we had our recreational day. We rode on horseback, and we did zip line at Pozo Azul. It was so much fun!! We also bought some snacks to take them to US.
by Zoe Pérez | November 23, 2023 11:03 PM
by Zoe Pérez | November 23, 2023 11:21 PM
by Praying Pelican Missions | November 24, 2023 11:57 PM
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November 24, 2023 9:14 AM
Looks like the team had a wonderful worship filled week.
November 22, 2023 6:17 PM
We are having an amazing time. The people here are so loving and welcoming! VBS was a huge success! We have many great stories to share when we return home!
November 21, 2023 7:18 PM
God is so great! I couldn’t imagine a better group serving him in Costa Rica, I miss my Concordia family. I am praying for you all and those you are serving!
Karen Holdeman from Ohio...
November 21, 2023 12:33 PM
Such a privilege and joy to partner in this Kingdom work with prayer as you journey and serve. I am praising God that He is fulfilling every good purpose this week that He prepared before you. Thank you for bringing the Gospel of Jesus on our behalf for God's glory!
November 20, 2023 9:49 PM
Sounds like everyone is already having an awesome trip! You all are in my prayers constantly! (Maggie and Zach’s mom)