Central United Methodist Church | Costa Rica

Lagunilla, Guanacaste, Costa Rica | March 18 to March 24, 2017

Local Host: Iglesia Biblica Sama | Edgar Bonilla
Staff: Anna Morgan, Jacky Navarro, Eros Gutierrez, Connie Mairena


Trip Journal Updates


We are ready!
by Connie Mairena | March 18, 2017
This is the staff that is gonna work with the team. We are ready, waiting and excited!!

Jordan and Jennifer are already here! Safe and sound!


Safe and sound
by Connie Mairena | March 18, 2017
The team just arrived! We're excited and ready to work this week in Costa Rica.


Meeting with the pastor
by Connie Mairena | March 19, 2017
Last night we had a great time meeting Pastor Edgar at his church in Laguilla.


Sunday morning service
by Connie Mairena | March 19, 2017
We are looking good! Ready for the church service and ready to hear the gospel.


Church Time
by Connie Mairena | March 19, 2017
Today at morning service we had the communion and worshipped God together with our Costa Rican family!


Grocery store!
by Connie Mairena | March 19, 2017
We did it! We are getting ready for food distribution in the community.


Pastor's time
by Connie Mairena | March 20, 2017
Yesterday we had the chance to hear pastor Edgar and Maricel's vision, dreams and heart. And we pray for them, it was beautiful!


Food Distribution
by Connie Mairena | March 20, 2017
This morning we had the privilege of delivering food to the first 10 families in the community.
We are meeting a physical need so that we can meet a spiritual need.


Construction time!
by Connie Mairena | March 20, 2017
This morning a part of the team stayed and worked on some projects at the church. They worked digging trenches under the sun.


Story Time!
by Connie Mairena | March 20, 2017
This afternoon we spent a very good time with the children of the community of Lagunilla and closed the afternoon with a skit of a biblical story.


Movie night
by Connie Mairena | March 21, 2017
Finding Dory, cookies and Jesus love! Tonight we all had a wonderful night with our Costa Rican family.


Construction time - day #2!
by Connie Mairena | March 21, 2017
Today construction team is working hard! Girls work hard too, bathrooms in Lagunilla church are on the way.


Women's ministry
by Connie Mairena | March 22, 2017
This afternoon we spend some time sharing testimonies with women from the community of Lagunilla and the church, while we dedicated ourselves to pampering and caring for them just as they take care of their families. We were able to see and show them how precious they are to Jesus.


Food Distribution - day #2
by Connie Mairena | March 22, 2017
Today we had the privilege to be the hands and feet of Jesus! The team spent the morning delivering food to families in need while we talked about Jesus.


Food Distribution - day #3
by Connie Mairena | March 22, 2017
This morning we delivered the last 10 bags of food. We saw how God directed us to the right families to minister to them. It's amazing to see how God works.


Construction time - day #3
by Connie Mairena | March 22, 2017
Last day of construction! The team is working really hard to finish the bathrooms of the church.


Goodbye service!
by Connie Mairena | March 23, 2017
Tonight was wonderful, they pray for us, and we shared some testimonies. It was awesome to hear all the ways we saw Jesus worked through the week.


Rec-day
by Connie Mairena | March 23, 2017
Today we took the day off and explore Costa Rica from the air! We went to the zip line. It was an amazing experience!


See you later!!
by Connie Mairena | March 29, 2017
Last week was incredible, we saw Jesus at all times surrounding us, we saw Him in the words of Jordan, in Don Rafa tears , in the smiles of little children, in women's faces, in Gabriel's farewell and In the fatigue of the end of the day. Until next time Central United Methodist Church!


Food Distribution - day #2
by Jacky Navarro | April 26, 2017
We went to a different neighborhood today. Families are super welcoming. Many accepted Jesus! We saw Jesus guidance in every step, glory to God!


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Comments


Claudia Davis

Praying that your light will shine so all will see Jesus in you!


Mama Holden

So glad you guys are all safe. J wanted me to tell you she loves you.


Missy and Bill Kincaid

What a great looking group of workers! We are so proud of you and have you in our prayers. Miss you but can't wait to hear your stories.


Tracey Schaaf

In my prayers!!! Love you Mel.


Trish Amason

Great looking group!??


Karen Yeakley

So grateful you all are safe and sound! Looks like a fabulous group of life changing people!


Trish Amason

So happy to see your trip is off to a great start!!


Momma Pulliam

So happy you guys are safe!!! Now, go and make disciples!!! GODSPEED!!!


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