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Clarkston United Methodist Church

Serving In Costa Rica
May 18, 2024
Community: Sarapiqui
Partner: Asociación Ministerial Maná
Staff: Fiorella Villafuerte, Gabriel David Bentancourt Cortes, Sammy Chavarria Cortes

Los Ticos

by Fiorella Villafuerte | May 18, 2024 2:26 PM

This is our staff for the week. Los Ticos! 

Meet Gabriel, Sammy and Fio! They are ready and eager to serve this week alongside us and Pastora Cristy! We can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store for everyone of us this week. 

Los Ticos

Costa Rica

by Fiorella Villafuerte | May 18, 2024 3:02 PM

We made it safe and sound to Costa Rica! We can’t wait to start this week of ministry and serve alongside Pastora Cristy. 

Costa Rica

Warm Welcome

by Fiorella Villafuerte | May 19, 2024 1:59 PM

What a wonderful welcome! We were received with a special dance and a wonderful service! We heard from Pastora Cristy about always seeking the first love so we can love and share about Christ to others. 

Warm Welcome

Church Service

by Fiorella Villafuerte | May 19, 2024 2:26 PM

We had a great time worshiping the Lord this morning! It is just amazing how we worship and praise the same God in different ways! How this church loves God is just amazing! 

Church Service


by Fiorella Villafuerte | May 19, 2024 2:29 PM

Leah shared with the church her testimony of why she was on this mission trip. She is encouraged to serve others and to be more like Jesus in what she does! 

A Life like Jesus

by Fiorella Villafuerte | May 19, 2024 2:32 PM

Fio, our trip leader, shared the word with the church. She encouraged the church to live a life like Jesus. Jesus loved big and hard and without ending! 
A Life like Jesus


by Fiorella Villafuerte | May 19, 2024 2:37 PM

We had a blast with the kids of the church. We played ninja, danced with the music and just had so much fun together. 


by Fiorella Villafuerte | May 19, 2024 2:39 PM

We are learning how to make homemade bread! We love how different it is to make bread depending on the place! The consistency and the smell of it is just amazing. 

Time with Pastor

by Fiorella Villafuerte | May 19, 2024 9:01 PM

We had time to hear from the local pastor. Pastora Cristy has a great heart for the community, especially the kids! Her testimony is powerful because God has been with her through the trial! 

We ended our time praying over Pastora’s family! 

Time with Pastor

40 Families

by Fiorella Villafuerte | May 19, 2024 9:06 PM

We went to the supermarket and got all the groceries for food distribution! We will be able to bless 40 families during this week! 
We hope to be able to bless them with a bag but also to pray over them! 
40 Families

New Bathroom

by Fiorella Villafuerte | May 20, 2024 8:42 PM

We started our first construction project! We worked this morning in the new bathroom for the church. We will remove the old roof of the showers and bathrooms and we will build a new one! After that, we will start the storage for the Feeding Program 

New Bathroom

Visiting Families

by Fiorella Villafuerte | May 20, 2024 8:48 PM

We went out to the community and we blessed 13 families. We were able to get to know them and to pray over them! 
Visiting Families

Bathroom Wall

by Fiorella Villafuerte | May 21, 2024 3:06 PM

We built the new bathroom walls this morning! Becca did an amazing job pouring and setting the block to fit perfectly in the wall! 

Bathroom Wall

Feeding Program!

by Fiorella Villafuerte | May 21, 2024 3:09 PM

We are giving a new coat of paint to the roof of the Feeding Program. This will look amazing and will protect the building while it is raining in Costa Rica. 
Feeding Program!


by Fiorella Villafuerte | May 21, 2024 7:51 PM

We had so much joy today while delivering groceries for Food Distribution. We loved to see people’s smiles when we gave the bags! It was such a joy to us! 


Construction: Final Day

by Fiorella Villafuerte | May 22, 2024 10:02 PM

During this final day of ministry, we started at the construction site. We worked on a drain system and we were able to finish the roof. 

Construction: Final Day


by Fiorella Villafuerte | May 22, 2024 10:08 PM

We had our last day of Food Distribution! We were able to bless 8 families in several communities around La Virgen! 

Cooking Day

by Fiorella Villafuerte | May 22, 2024 10:12 PM

For dinner, we cooked a meal for everyone! 
It was delicious. 
Cooking Day


by Fiorella Villafuerte | May 22, 2024 10:14 PM

Playing with the kids this week was a great surprise! We spent time with them, played ninja and so much more! 
It was a blast! 

Cooking Moment 2

by Fiorella Villafuerte | May 23, 2024 8:28 PM

Next level: Tortillas! 

We learned to how to make tortillas! 

Cooking Moment 2

Fun Day!

by Fiorella Villafuerte | May 23, 2024 8:36 PM

We had a very adventurous day! We did rafting at the Sarapiquí River! It was amazing and we had a blast! 
Fun Day!

Continue Your Impact

by Praying Pelican Missions | May 24, 2024 11:57 PM

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