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First Christian Church

Serving In Costa Rica
February 10, 2024
Community: Santa Cruz
Partner: Iglesia Biblica Sama
Staff: Laura Vasquez, Kevin Medina, Ishi Vega

The Staff is Ready!

by Laura Vasquez | February 10, 2024 12:25 PM

Kevin, Ishi and Laura are ready and excited to meet the group and for what God has ready for us!

The Staff is Ready!

Safe and Sound!

by Laura Vasquez | February 10, 2024 3:14 PM

We made it to Costa Rica. We are so happy to be here meeting our church family once again!

Safe and Sound!

Family in Christ!

by Laura Vasquez | February 10, 2024 10:30 PM

We made it to Lagunilla. We are amazed about all the improvements that God has allowed to happen here. We're excited about reuniting with our family in Christ!
Family in Christ!

Morning Devo

by Laura Vasquez | February 11, 2024 5:47 PM

We started out the day in the best way possible, by sharing the word of God. Anne encouraged us to be a blessing for others. We prayed for each other, for the community of Lagunilla and we worshiped the Lord!

Morning Devo

Sunday Service

by Laura Vasquez | February 11, 2024 5:53 PM

Before the teaching started we had the chance to introduce ourselves to the community. We want to make meaningful connections with our local family and it starts like this.

Sunday Service

God Cares about Both

by Laura Vasquez | February 11, 2024 5:59 PM

This morning Pastor Brent shared about Luke 5:17 and how God cares not only about our spiritual needs but the physical ones as well. He also sent the Holy Spirit to be with us and guide us and April helped us illustrate that point.
God Cares about Both

Let us Pray

by Laura Vasquez | February 11, 2024 6:11 PM

We had a wonderful meeting with Pastor Edgar and Pastora Maribel. We had the opportunity to share our testimonies with them and in the end we prayed for Pastor and his family, their new projects, goals and dreams. 
Let us Pray

Grocery Shopping

by Laura Vasquez | February 12, 2024 7:22 AM

We went grocery shopping. This week we want to bless 12 families with grocery bags-but more importantly we want to remind them that the Lord never forgets about us and of His love.
Grocery Shopping

Packing

by Laura Vasquez | February 12, 2024 7:31 AM

Once we got back the fun part started. We made an assembly line to pack all the groceries and once we were done we prayed for all these families that will be blessed this week.
Packing

Paint Project

by Laura Vasquez | February 12, 2024 10:16 AM

This morning we started our paint project. We want the church to look as beautiful as it can so we are working hard to complete it.

Paint Project

End of Paint Project Day 1

by Laura Vasquez | February 12, 2024 11:33 AM

We were able to accomplish a lot today. God is good and He has kept us in good spirits. We pray that He will give us the strength to finish.

End of Paint Project Day 1

Food Distribution Day 1

by Kevin Medina | February 12, 2024 8:39 PM

Today was our first day of food distribution and we can say that God is always with all of us. We heard stories from families in the community. At the end we prayed for each family-blessing them with groceries.

Food Distribution Day 1

Zacchaeus, Come Down Immediately!

by Kevin Medina | February 12, 2024 8:49 PM

Today at VBS we taught the children about the story of Zacchaeus. They learned how important it is to love our friends and how our actions can change people's lives.
Zacchaeus, Come Down Immediately!

Let's Draw a City

by Kevin Medina | February 12, 2024 8:57 PM

We took paper and markers to draw the city of Zacchaeus! Each of the children had their spot to draw a small part of the city. It was so much fun!
Let's Draw a City

I will Tell You my Story

by Kevin Medina | February 12, 2024 9:09 PM

Today at the Women's Ministry we had a wonderful time. Jessie shared her testimony and encouraged women to stop comparing, coveting and competing with each other and instead to be united and share our struggles so we can heal. 
I will Tell You my Story

Elderly Ministry

by Laura Vasquez | February 13, 2024 11:30 AM

The elders of this community have a strong faith and wonderful testimonies. We got to spend time with them and play some fun games. Dennise reminded them that their stories can help and encourage younger generations in their family and community.
Elderly Ministry

Praying for each other

by Kevin Medina | February 13, 2024 11:53 AM

At the end of today's message in Elderly Ministry we had a time where we prayed for each other, we know that we all have struggles in our lives but God always teaches us to share among sisters in Christ and pray for each other.

Praying for each other

Painting Project Day 2

by Kevin Medina | February 13, 2024 11:58 AM

Today we start the second day of painting projects and we are ready to get to work! We grabbed some brushes and rollers and started painting. We really see the excitement of the church community with this project and we hope to continue supporting them throughout the week in any way we can!
Painting Project Day 2

Almost Done!

by Laura Vasquez | February 13, 2024 7:54 PM

This is our second day of the paint project. It is very hot here but we trust that the Lord will give us the energy and the strength to finish it and honor Him and the local church with our work!

Almost Done!

Women's Ministry

by Laura Vasquez | February 13, 2024 10:57 PM

What a wonderful time we had today! We had the chance to decorate a journal. The ladies had the chance to sit and talk to each other as sisters in Christ. Cindy shared with us the importance of allowing Jesus to heal our broken hearts.
Women's Ministry

Let’s Play Volleyball

by Kevin Medina | February 13, 2024 11:09 PM

Today at the men's ministry we had a lot of fun. We were able to play many games and share with new people. We closed the time of activities with a volleyball game!

Let’s Play Volleyball

VBS Day 2

by Laura Vasquez | February 13, 2024 11:09 PM

Today Mrs. Ginger shared about Peter walking on the water. When Jesus called him and he got out of the boat he wasn't afraid because his eyes were fixed on Him.  We can do everything with Jesus.

Faith makes us stronger but fear sinks us. 

VBS Day 2

Men’s Ministry

by Kevin Medina | February 13, 2024 11:13 PM

Today Pastor Edgar and Austin gave very powerful messages about being brave men in God but having trust, faith and obedience in Him. In the end we were able to close the meeting with a prayer to encourage all men to be leaders in their community!
Men’s Ministry

Food Distribution

by Kevin Medina | February 14, 2024 12:43 PM

Today was the last day of food distribution and we can say that God has been good. Being able to visit the families and pray for each one of them has shown us how God works in different ways to bless his children.

Food Distribution

Somos Familia

by Kevin Medina | February 14, 2024 1:19 PM

Our hearts are full when we see all the work that God has allowed to be done in the community of Lagunilla. Having the chance to see friends who have become family and visit them every year has been a great blessing in our lives.
Somos Familia

Project Completed

by Laura Vasquez | February 14, 2024 5:15 PM

Today we were able to finish the paint project. It has been hard but the Lord has been so good and faithful to us. He continued to renew our strength every day. 

Project Completed

The Good Samaritan

by Kevin Medina | February 14, 2024 8:58 PM

Today on our last day of VBS we learned with the children about the good Samaritan. We have to love our neighbors and we can always help those who need us!

The Good Samaritan

Let’s Have Fun!

by Kevin Medina | February 14, 2024 9:01 PM

We had a really fun time with the kids at VBS,. We played with them and they were very excited. We made teams and started playing!

Let’s Have Fun!

Prayer Walk

by Kevin Medina | February 14, 2024 9:11 PM

We had a prayer walk. It was a very powerful and special time where we prayed for requests and people in the community. 

We prayed for the church and thanked God for how the church has been a pillar for the community and the work they have done during all these years.

We can’t wait to see how God will continue working in the life of each person in Lagunilla.

Prayer Walk

Happy Birthday Denise and Austin!

by Laura Vasquez | February 15, 2024 7:46 PM

We had two birthdays this week and tonight we got to celebrate them with our local church. We even sang Happy Birthday in Spanish! Austin and Denise will never forget their birthday in Costa Rica. The Lord is good and faithful, we are so grateful for that!

Happy Birthday Denise and Austin!

Continue Your Impact

by Praying Pelican Missions | February 16, 2024 11:57 PM

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Comments

Cynthia

February 13, 2024 8:16 PM

I miss my family in Costa Rica! What a wonderful job you are all doing. Cannot wait to hear your testimonies when you return home! God Bless you!

Lucy Landis

February 13, 2024 7:03 AM

𝔾𝕠𝕠𝕕 𝕁𝕠𝕓 𝕁𝕖𝕤𝕤𝕖 𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕪 Inspirational

dane

February 12, 2024 12:31 PM

Looks good, Austin!

Chrissie G

February 12, 2024 11:18 AM

❤️🙏

dane

February 12, 2024 7:49 AM

These updates are bringing back a lot of memories!

Jana

February 11, 2024 5:00 PM

So awesome to see! Much love to everyone and many prayers for what God is doing in Costa Rica

Jym

February 11, 2024 12:02 PM

Praying for a great week of ministry.

dane

February 10, 2024 12:26 PM

Very exciting!!!

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