by Nathan Norman | November 4, 2017 1:43 PM
Your staff is ready to help you experience a mission trip of a lifetime. We have been praying that we would all step out in faith this week and watch Jesus’ name be lifted higher!
by Nathan Norman | November 4, 2017 5:55 PM
We are getting settled into our accommodations for the week and getting used to feeling sticky all the time.
by Nathan Norman | November 4, 2017 8:26 PM
Tonight we took some time to practice our skit so that it’s crisp and clean for tomorrow. Pastor Armando wants us to use the skit for evangelism each night and we can’t wait to see how God uses us to point people to Him!
by Nathan Norman | November 5, 2017 10:08 AM
Although we speak different languages and are from different parts of the world, we worship the same God!
by Nathan Norman | November 5, 2017 10:16 AM
Crystal and Maris both were able to share their testimonies of God’s amazing grace and faithfulness in their lives.
by Nathan Norman | November 5, 2017 10:19 AM
Pastor Jeff preached an incredible word about being disciples of Jesus, reading from Mark 8, and sharing his personal experiences with the Lord.
by Nathan Norman | November 5, 2017 11:02 AM
During the service, the Ludington team taught a Bible story, sang songs, and made crafts with the precious kids at the church!
by Nathan Norman | November 5, 2017 11:10 AM
At the end of the service we did our drama followed by altar ministry time.
by Nathan Norman | November 5, 2017 11:13 AM
The Holy Spirit was moving as we prayed over those who responded to the Word.
by Nathan Norman | November 5, 2017 11:18 AM
by Nathan Norman | November 5, 2017 3:40 PM
Pastor Armando took us on a boat tour this afternoon. We saw all kinds of birds, iguanas, and even crocodiles!
by Nathan Norman | November 5, 2017 8:55 PM
This afternoon we went grocery shopping to bless 16 families! We will be distributing the bags of groceries over the next three days.
by Nathan Norman | November 5, 2017 9:10 PM
This evening we were able to sit with Pastor Armando and Pastora Juanita hearing their testimonies, hurts, challenges, and dreams. God has great things in store for them!
by Nathan Norman | November 5, 2017 9:21 PM
We were honored to be able to pray over and bless Pastor and Pastora!
by Nathan Norman | November 6, 2017 11:47 AM
We began our construction project today of expanding the church wall in Guatil. Today we are digging footers.
by Nathan Norman | November 6, 2017 12:39 PM
by Nathan Norman | November 6, 2017 12:43 PM
There’s always time to stop and take a group picture!
by Nathan Norman | November 6, 2017 3:15 PM
The footers have been dug and we are ready to start mixing cement!
by Nathan Norman | November 6, 2017 3:28 PM
We are learning the art of mixing cement by hand to pour for the foundation of the wall.
by Nathan Norman | November 6, 2017 5:07 PM
Soccer (fútbol) is a universal language here!
by Nathan Norman | November 6, 2017 5:20 PM
We met this sweet Christian lady while walking around inviting people to the movie night. She was so excited that Jesus followers were visiting her community!
by Nathan Norman | November 6, 2017 6:49 PM
by Nathan Norman | November 7, 2017 11:18 AM
What a blessing it was to distribute groceries to five families. The Holy Spirit was bringing people to tears and we could feel the battle for their salvation.
by Nathan Norman | November 7, 2017 11:30 AM
We started a second project behind the church to prepare for pouring a concrete floor.
by Nathan Norman | November 7, 2017 2:31 PM
We have been working hard sifting sand, mixing up concrete, and laying block. We’ve been working so hard that they added a second project in the back!
by Nathan Norman | November 7, 2017 6:55 PM
The joy of the Lord is our strength!
by Nathan Norman | November 7, 2017 7:05 PM
Everywhere we have gone, we have had the opportunity to pray for the sick!
by Nathan Norman | November 7, 2017 7:10 PM
Curtis, Kaylee, and Kevin shared their testimonies with the third church under the care of Pastor Armando in San Vicente. Each story broke down the walls between us and the local church.
by Nathan Norman | November 7, 2017 7:24 PM
Pastor Jeff brought another strong word about what it means to follow Jesus. We don’t need to be perfect to come to Jesus. Instead, He desires to meet us in our brokenness.
by Nathan Norman | November 7, 2017 8:11 PM
We were able to share the drama with the church in San Vicente. What an incredible way to show that Jesus makes a way for us!
by Nathan Norman | November 7, 2017 9:33 PM
17 people that have never stepped foot inside of the church in San Vicente came for the first time tonight! Pastor Armando said that they have been praying for this to happen for two years now!
by Nathan Norman | November 8, 2017 11:01 AM
The sifting of sand hasn’t stopped as we continue to build walls and pour the floor.
by Nathan Norman | November 8, 2017 11:08 AM
We were able to deliver our last three bags of groceries today. Today was a heavy day as we heard many heart-breaking stories. Yet, we were blessed to share the hope that we have in Jesus Christ!
by Nathan Norman | November 8, 2017 11:25 AM
Today we met an amazing woman who brought us so much joy!
by Nathan Norman | November 8, 2017 2:28 PM
The wall is getting taller!
by Nathan Norman | November 8, 2017 4:43 PM
We just finished up working on the wall for the week! Pastor and some members of the church will continue working with the rest of the supplies we purchased.
by Nathan Norman | November 8, 2017 4:59 PM
We visited Pastor Armando’s home to see his pig farm and his hydroponic plants. He uses these to make income for his family.
by Nathan Norman | November 8, 2017 7:34 PM
We hosted a second movie night, watching “Fire Proof,” at Pastor Armando’s request. This time we did it outside in a neighborhood surrounded by government housing. We had an intermission where Logan, Judy, and AJ shared their testimonies revolving around marriage and God’s grace in their lives.
by Nathan Norman | November 9, 2017 11:08 AM
Today we took to the skies zip-lining across the beautiful landscape of Costa Rica! We visited an animal estuary where we saw pumas, jaguars, monkeys, butterflies, a sloth, and much more. We had a great lunch and spent the afternoon at the beach! Costa Rica is so beautiful!
by Nathan Norman | November 9, 2017 9:36 PM
Tonight we had our "see you later" service. We know that this is not goodbye! And we will never forget how Curtis started a dance revolution during the praise time tonight!
by Nathan Norman | November 9, 2017 9:38 PM
During the service we took time to thank the incredible cooks. They were always serving us, even washing some of our clothes! We are going home heavier than we arrived!
by Nathan Norman | November 9, 2017 9:40 PM
Part of our hearts will forever be in Costa Rica with these beautiful people!
by Nathan Norman | November 10, 2017 1:25 PM
Pastor Armando boarded our bus today to pray for our safe journey home! We can't wait to come back and share all about our amazing trip!
November 9, 2017 9:42 AM
Love being able to keep up with what God is doing there. So blessed to get on here every day and catch up.
November 5, 2017 12:43 PM
Looks like the Lord is moving.
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