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New Life Bible Fellowship Church - Metzger Family

Serving In Costa Rica
May 25, 2024
Community: Nicoya
Partner: Casa del Nuevo Pacto
Staff: Jonathan Alvarez, Zoe Pérez, Nazaret Sibaja

Safe and Sound!

by Zoe Pérez | May 25, 2024 12:01 PM

We are glad that we made it safe and sound to Costa Rica! We are looking forward to seeing what God will do this week. 

Safe and Sound!

Meet the Staff

by Zoe Pérez | May 25, 2024 12:07 PM

Jonathan, Nazaret and Zoe are our staff for this week. We are excited to serve alongside the team! 
Meet the Staff

Iguanas everywhere

by Jonathan Alvarez | May 25, 2024 3:26 PM

We took some time this afternoon to stop in the town of Filadelfia to watch huge iguanas and feed them. We will continue the rest of our drive to get to San Fernando and be greeted by our local church. 
Iguanas everywhere

Sunday Service

by Zoe Pérez | May 26, 2024 3:37 PM

This morning we had the blessing to share with our brothers and sisters from Costa Rica. Pastor Ryan taught about Ephesians chapter 1! 

Sunday Service

Sunday VBS

by Zoe Pérez | May 26, 2024 4:48 PM

After a wonderful time of worship, we were able to teach the Word of God to the children of the church. We talked about the creation of God and finally we did some coloring.
Sunday VBS

Tracy’s Testimony

by Zoe Pérez | May 26, 2024 4:54 PM

Tracy shared with us her testimony. She told us about how we can rely on God during challenges because he will always be with us. It was a really encouraging testimony! 

Tracy’s Testimony

Meet Pastor Emanuel

by Jonathan Alvarez | May 26, 2024 6:06 PM

Our host pastor, Emanuel, shared the story of his ministry and how the local church was established. God provided the growth and added the people. And today we get to experience the love of the Lord in unity. 

Meet Pastor Emanuel

Grocery Shopping

by Zoe Pérez | May 26, 2024 8:33 PM

This afternoon we were able to get all the groceries that we will give in the food distribution ministry. We are praying that these families not only get a physical blessing, but also a spiritual blessing from this ministry! 
Grocery Shopping

Prep for Food Distribution

by Zoe Pérez | May 26, 2024 8:52 PM

After we went to buy all the groceries we came to the church and we prepared all the bags that we will deliver this week. We also prayed for the bags to bless them! 

Prep for Food Distribution

Construction Project #1

by Zoe Pérez | May 27, 2024 11:34 AM

This week we are going to be working on two projects. The first one is to build a retaining wall, so today we are preparing the ground to start building it.

Construction Project #1

Construction Project #2

by Zoe Pérez | May 27, 2024 11:38 AM

The second project is to build two more restrooms for the church. Today we started building the walls.
Construction Project #2

Food Distribution Day #1

by Zoe Pérez | May 28, 2024 8:34 AM

Yesterday we had the opportunity to bless 11 families not only with food bags, but also with spiritual food. We took time to meet the families and pray for them.

Food Distribution Day #1

Bible Verses

by Zoe Pérez | May 28, 2024 8:44 AM

Before we went to food distribution, we took some time to paint some cards and write some Bible verses in them. We gave those cards to the families that we visited! 

Bible Verses

Food Distribution Day #2

by Zoe Pérez | May 28, 2024 11:09 PM

Today we were able to bless 8 more families. We visited another community and we really could see God moving through this ministry!

Food Distribution Day #2


by Zoe Pérez | May 29, 2024 8:59 AM

We had a blast doing VBS yesterday! Karen taught about the story of Cain and Abel, and how can we choose between the path of Jesus or the path of sin. We had also some snacks, and games. 


Construction Project #1

by Zoe Pérez | May 29, 2024 9:03 AM

Yesterday we also were working on the retaining wall. This is how it is looking so far! 
Construction Project #1

Construction Project #2

by Zoe Pérez | May 29, 2024 9:04 AM

Also we were working in the bathrooms. They already made the roof, and the structure for the walls. 
Construction Project #2

“Café para Ti”

by Zoe Pérez | May 29, 2024 1:24 PM

Yesterday in women’s ministry we had a great time!

We were able to have some coffee and pastries, a testimony time and finally Danielle shared a message based on the willingness that Ruth had to follow Naomi’s God and how He became her personal God.

“Café para Ti”

VBS Day #2

by Zoe Pérez | May 29, 2024 10:09 PM

We had an amazing time sharing with the kids today. Pastor Ryan told them the story about the prodigal son, and we had so much fun with a lot of games and candies! 

VBS Day #2

Women’s Ministry Day #2

by Zoe Pérez | May 29, 2024 10:17 PM

Today we had “Cafe para ti” again, and it was a great time. Dawn shared about Mary and Martha. We could see how we can connect with them!
Women’s Ministry Day #2

Cleaning the Property

by Zoe Pérez | May 30, 2024 10:48 AM

Since we ran out of materials to continue with the construction projects, we decided to clean the property where the church is. We are moving some branches and picking up the leaves.
Cleaning the Property

Rec Day

by Zoe Pérez | May 30, 2024 1:35 PM

After a great week of hard work and seeing  the power of God moving in so many ways, we are enjoying our rec day. We are so grateful to God!

Rec Day

Continue Your Impact

by Praying Pelican Missions | May 31, 2024 11:57 PM

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