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Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Serving In Costa Rica
March 12, 2016
Community: San Fernando

They arrived!

by Cirielle Rodriguez | March 12, 2016 4:44 PM

We are waiting for them to come out, we can't wait to see them!

Day one!

by Cirielle Rodriguez | March 13, 2016 8:32 PM

So far we had a great morning, were we shared worship with a beautiful culture diversity, just like heaven one day will be! Two churches from the United States and one from Costa Rica being ONE in the Lord!
Day one!

Food shopping

by Cirielle Rodriguez | March 14, 2016 12:06 AM

40! 40 was the number of each thing in those cars.. 40 bags of rice, 40 rolls of toilet paper, 40 bars of soap, 40, 40, 40 of many things that 40 families will receive! We are excited!
Food shopping

One big family!

by Cirielle Rodriguez | March 14, 2016 12:09 AM

This is going to be the team picture! We found brothers and sisters from other state! And we're sharing God's love together!
One big family!

VBS - Day 1!

by Anna Morgan | March 14, 2016 3:34 PM

This morning we had our first day of VBS at the local school. It was awesome. We were able to share the bible story of the 4 friends taking their paralytic friend to be healed by Jesus. We also played games, did science, and crafts with the beautiful children!
VBS - Day 1!

Snow in Costa Rica!

by Anna Morgan | March 14, 2016 3:59 PM

Part of the VBS brought (fake) snow to Costa Rica! The kids loved it!
Snow in Costa Rica!

Red light, green light!

by Anna Morgan | March 14, 2016 4:02 PM

Having a blast playing games!
Red light, green light!

Youngest to the oldest

by Anna Morgan | March 14, 2016 11:46 PM

Monday we were able to minister to everyone from the youngest at the school to the oldest at a nursing home in a nearby town. We were able to spend time with the residents, hear their stories, tell our stories, paint fingernails, sing songs, and just offer friendship. The residenuts were thankful we visited. After the nursing home, we got to see the central park in the city of Nicoya. We had some delicious ice cream, saw iguanas in the trees, and saw a bit more of this beautiful country. Dinner and our team meeting folowed. We all hit the sack and are getting lots of rest now so that we are ready for a full day of ministry tomorrow!
Youngest to the oldest

VBS - Day 2

by Nathan Norman | March 15, 2016 5:41 PM

We had another great day doing VBS with the children. We were happy to see their smiling faces again from yesterday. Today we taught the story of Jesus healing the blind man. It was so amazing to share Jesus' love with these little ones!
VBS - Day 2

Game Time!

by Nathan Norman | March 15, 2016 5:44 PM

It sure is hot but we loving playing with the Costa Rican children!
Game Time!

Movie night!!

by Anna Morgan | March 15, 2016 8:35 PM

Tonight we are having movie night at the church. The whole community has been invited to watch "Kung Fu Panda." This is an awesome way to get the community connected to the church and to share a cool message about the movie and how it reflects principles from God's Word.
Movie night!!

Food Distribution

by Anna Morgan | March 15, 2016 11:46 PM

Tuesday afternoon we were able to deliver 40 bags of food to 40 different families/homes! Wow! It was a powerful experience. We were able to see the need in the community, offer Christ's love, and provide some physical sustainance. This is an adventure we won't forget!
Food Distribution

VBS - last day

by Anna Morgan | March 16, 2016 12:18 PM

Today was our last day at VBS with the precious children at the school. We were able to take some food to some of the children yesterday. It was amazing to see their home lives and be able to bless them with a fun time this morning. We pray they know and love Jesus for all their days. The children and the teachers she'd some tears as we left. It was such a wonderful 3 days with these people.
VBS - last day

Feeding program!

by Anna Morgan | March 16, 2016 9:37 PM

Tonight was a dream come true for Pastor Emanuel. We were able to host a feeding program with his church for the community. We fed over 100 people!!! So many women and children were there. We were able to make bracelets, paint nails, play soccer, and share the Gospel with those who came. It was such an incredible experience!
Feeding program!

Canopy Tour Time

by 94393045.8721 | March 17, 2016 10:20 AM

We are suited up and ready to see Costa Rica from a different perspective today... from the tree tops. We are all a little nervous and excited about this adventure. Here we go!! Pura vida!
Canopy Tour Time

"See You Later" Service

by 33738454.2562 | March 18, 2016 10:30 AM

Last night we had our tearful, joyful "see you later" service with Pastor Emanuel, his family and church family. We each shared our brightest "nugget" from the past week. Without exception everyone. loved the people of Costa Rica, their joy for life and love for each other; the wonderful experience of having VBS with the children - sharing stories of Jesus, doing some awesome crafts and science projects, games and sports!!! Delivering food and supplies to the families and praying with them and for them; Witnessing to total strangers who don't speak the same language and knowing lives were changed; So much more. This trip was a blessing for those who made the journey and the lives touched by them. We serve a mighty mighty God and He showed up and showed off this week. Bless you Costa Rica! See you later!
"See You Later" Service

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Comments

Colton Woodford

March 18, 2016 8:05 PM

Hope y'all had a good time!

Joe Tripp

March 16, 2016 9:15 PM

Knowing the work the team is doing makes my heart smile. I hope your experiences are life changing and know that you are blessed.

shelia davis

March 15, 2016 10:11 PM

So honored to be a praying partner for this team!! Love you and so proud of you Rachel!!!

Nancy

March 15, 2016 5:53 PM

Enjoying the pictures. Visiting the nursing home was awesome. Rachel you and your friends thank you all for spreading God's word.

Garber's

March 14, 2016 11:08 PM

Praying for all of our First Church friends down south! Thankful for you and your work!! What an impact you are making on these kids and they are making on you!

Sonya

March 14, 2016 10:10 PM

Opps! St. Paddy's Day is on Thursday and that is Aaron's B-Day. Love Mom

Sonya and Dale Anders

March 14, 2016 10:04 PM

To the Anders Brothers, Go Bananas in Costa Rica! We love the pictures and they look like great kids having lots of fun. I'm sure you are making a difference in spreading Gods word. Happy Birthday to Aaron on Friday. Love Parents

Shelby Stover

March 14, 2016 8:04 PM

So cool to see all you guys are doing! Love, hugs & prayers my friends!!!

Angie Brown

March 14, 2016 4:55 PM

So happy to see these pictures. Thankful for your safe arrival and hopeful for a week filled with learning of God's love for us all!

Pay Bolton

March 14, 2016 3:36 PM

Love seeing the updates and pics! Continuing to pray for all of you!

Linda Woodford

March 14, 2016 11:59 AM

These pictures & updates warm my heart -God bless each of you this week as you serve Him!

Kenneth Woodford

March 14, 2016 10:54 AM

My prayers are with you!

Weston

March 14, 2016 10:41 AM

So proud that this group represents our church! God Speed!

Katie Webb

March 13, 2016 9:03 PM

This is so amazing! My prayers are with all of you and I can't wait to see how God works through you.

Nancy Leek

March 13, 2016 6:38 PM

Glad you are there. God be with you all as you share his love and truth. Praying for a great time to be had by all.

Linda Shanton

March 13, 2016 8:55 AM

Good Sunday morning. Praying for you all as you begin your first full day of mission work. Looking forward to all the updates.

Jessica Wilkerson

March 12, 2016 8:58 PM

Bella said to bring her home something awesome! We are thinking and praying for you all! Hope you have an amazing experience!

BJ Mathis

March 12, 2016 7:10 PM

Praying for you all! So excited for all that God will do in and through you during this time. Be sure to not give Patrick a hard time! ;) Your friends from Winchester!

Micah Tripp

March 12, 2016 6:06 PM

Thanks for the update!!

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