Home, sweet home!!! That’s what it feels like to return to Costa Rica. Flying into San Jose International Airport at night was a unique experience, one that would mark the beginning of this seven week journey of God continuing to transform my life and the lives of so many in Costa Rica. Upon arriving to the mission house around 1 a.m., and sleeping for only a short five hours, it was off to La Finca (the farm) for a day of work. Returning to La Finca, after being here just six months ago, I was astonished by the size and progress of the building that is being built. This building once only existed in hope and prayer, but has now been molded into a reality that will meet both the spiritual and physical needs of numerous individuals. Placed on the back of an old farm, next to the New Life Church of Los Guido, this future facility will be used for discipleship groups, a feeding center, a tutoring center, and a gymnasium.
Today was a great day of work. We worked digging a trench and patching the bottom of a concrete retaining wall which is intended to prevent rain, dirt, and sewage from entering the church facility. We also painted a sink frame and prepared it to be installed. After laying concrete to give the frame a flat surface, we then installed the sink and its piping, Costa Rica style…dig a trench and burry the pipe. Although the rain began and continued to fall, work still continued.
I’m looking forward to continue working at La Finca and in the various ministry areas, as well as continuing developed relationships with the families and kids whom I have become close with and written letters to over the past few years. I’m excited to be a part of God’s story and serve the people of Costa Rica.