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New Covenant Christian School Class of 2024

Serving In Costa Rica
May 19, 2024
Community: Upala
Partner: Menonita Shekina
Staff: Connie Mairena, Ishi Vega, Nazaret Sibaja, Jeric Montealto

Staff is Here!

by Connie Mairena | May 19, 2024 1:06 PM

This week Jeric, Ishi, Nazareth and Connie are your staff for the week. They are excited to meet the team and serve alongside Pastor Omar in Upala. 

Staff is Here!

Orientation Meeting

by Connie Mairena | May 20, 2024 9:31 AM

Welcome to Upala, New Covenant. Tonight, before the week officially started we came together and talked about our time ahead and the different ways we will be serving the Lord. 

Orientation Meeting

Devotional Time

by Connie Mairena | May 20, 2024 9:40 AM

Psalms 5:3

In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.

Devotional Time

Day 1: We are Ready!

by Connie Mairena | May 20, 2024 10:30 AM

We are about to start our first day of ministry. We can't wait to see what God has in store for us. 
Day 1:  We are Ready!

Buying Groceries

by Connie Mairena | May 21, 2024 7:55 PM

We spent time picking the right groceries for the food distribution bags we will deliver this week. We already want to see ministry coming to life. 

Buying Groceries

Packing the Bags

by Connie Mairena | May 21, 2024 7:58 PM

As soon as we got to church, we started arranging the bags correctly so we are ready to go!

Packing the Bags

Praying for the Bags

by Connie Mairena | May 21, 2024 8:01 PM

At last, we gathered and prayed over the bags so they're a blessing for the families we're going to give them to.

Praying for the Bags

Cleaning Duties

by Connie Mairena | May 21, 2024 8:02 PM

These ladies helped do dishes after lunch. We can serve at all times, in the big, in the small and in the ordinary. 
Cleaning Duties

Time with Pastor Omar

by Connie Mairena | May 21, 2024 8:03 PM

Pastor Omar spent the afternoon telling us about the story of his life and his ministry throughout all these years. We are really thankful for this time. 
Time with Pastor Omar

Food Distribution Day 1

by Connie Mairena | May 21, 2024 8:04 PM

Food distribution ministry has started. We are eager to get to know the families and get to pray for blessings over them!
Food Distribution Day 1

Food Distribution

by Connie Mairena | May 21, 2024 9:49 PM

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Food Distribution

Food Distribution

by Connie Mairena | May 21, 2024 9:49 PM

‭2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NIV‬
[3] Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, [4] who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 
Food Distribution

Sports Ministry

by Connie Mairena | May 21, 2024 9:50 PM

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Sports Ministry

Morning Walks

by Connie Mairena | May 23, 2024 11:57 AM

Early this morning we went to walk around the community. We ended up next to the river. It was such a beautiful way to start the day.        
Morning Walks

Sous Chefs

by Connie Mairena | May 23, 2024 12:00 PM

We also helped with cooking and tried a new fruit called cas. It was such a good moment of fellowship with the ladies in the kitchen. 
Sous Chefs

Painting Project

by Connie Mairena | May 23, 2024 12:03 PM

This week Pastor Omar needed help painting some exterior walls now that the rainy season is here.  It's looking good. Now we are going to start painting inside. 
Painting Project

Extra Mile

by Connie Mairena | May 23, 2024 12:04 PM

This afternoon something as simple or complicated as fixing a broken oven became a blessing for the church. God uses all of our gifts. 
Extra Mile

Sports and Games Ministry

by Connie Mairena | May 23, 2024 12:12 PM

We had a great time! We were able to play soccer, basketball and volleyball at the same time with different groups of people. We also played some card games with the little ones.

Sports and Games Ministry

Testimony Time

by Connie Mairena | May 23, 2024 12:20 PM

During sports ministry, we had the opportunity to share our testimonies and encourage the youth and kids that came to have a personal relationship with Jesus.
Testimony Time

New Friends

by Connie Mairena | May 23, 2024 12:26 PM

At the end of the day, there is no language barrier.

We played-but more important than that, we shared our faith. 

New Friends

More painting

by Connie Mairena | May 25, 2024 1:58 PM

This morning we continued the painting inside of the kitchen area, we tray our best to serve Pastor,  the church and mainly God with excellency.  

More painting

Some flavor

by Connie Mairena | May 25, 2024 2:00 PM

Jason cooked dinner for us! This week the menu has been more international than we thought.

We love it. 

Some flavor

The in-between.

by Connie Mairena | May 25, 2024 2:02 PM

The in between moments, the conversation, the laughs, the coconut water in the middle of a really hot day. We love spending time together one with another in fellowship, serving the Lord together. 
The in-between.

See you later

by Connie Mairena | May 25, 2024 2:51 PM

Last night we said goodby to our dear friends for Iglesia menonita Shekina, we had a week full of moments and experiences that we will carry in our heart. See you later friends..
See you later

One big family.

by Connie Mairena | May 25, 2024 2:53 PM

One big family in Christ, we saw the holy spirit working through our brother and sisters. 
One big family.

Continue Your Impact

by Praying Pelican Missions | May 25, 2024 11:57 PM

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Emily Diaz

May 20, 2024 5:56 PM

Love the pictures and updates! Praying for you all to see God at work and join Him there.

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