Vacation Bible School In Tejarcillos, Los Guido, and La Carpio

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

News and Prayer!

This is one of the many children whom I would consider family. Those like Michelle, I have had a unique opportunity in watching grow up, continuing to be involved in the New Life Church of Los Guido and consistently remain faithful. Walking in the light of Christ brings hope for their future and encouragement for mine.

Everyone say, "queso!"
These new kids became very close in a matter of minutes. The simple throw of a tennis ball, a picture of themselves on the back of a camera, or simply saying "Hi!". While these things may be "things" to many, it is such that provide a sense of security, love, and friendship for these kids.

"Trash can!" "Dump!" "The nobodies!"
With a population of roughly 40,000 people, half of whom are Nicaragua immigrants, La Carpio receives an estimated 700 tons of waste EVERY DAY. It is a place where no one wants to go. Families and children fight poverty, live a life of hopelessness, and know nothing more than two surrounding sewage filled rivers and a landfill that identify them as such.

Trekking through the roads of La Carpio, we visited multiple houses. As the women from a discipleship group of Los Guido discipled the women in the home I had the opportunity to love and laugh with the children of these homes. Whether I just met a child or have developed a relationship with them over my last four trips to Costa Rica, every smile brings great joy and hope. As we visited the homes we also passed out flyers for a VBS that will take place next week over the course of three days in La Carpio.

Please PRAY for...

The protection and guidance of families and children like those above who fight living in darkness daily.

God to continue to reveal himslef in places like Los Guido, Tejarcillos, and La Carpio. That I would be used as a tool to do such.

The continuing construction of the building at La Finca, which will be used for a feeding center, tutoring center, discipleship rooms, and a gymnasium.

The three VBS events that will take place next week. That many children would come to experience the hope, guidance, and generosity of Christ.

The hearts of the children and families that will visit during the VBS's.

God's faithful hand to remain over and protect myself and the other interns, the missionaries, the leadership team.

My health. That I would continue to remain a healthy and strong abled body in which I can continue serving. Although I'm 100% now I was sick the week before and the week after arriving.


  1. Dude, I miss it already! I am sad I didn't get to go to La Carpio with you...but soon enough. I am going to be praying for you EVERYDAY, Conway. Keep up the good work.

  2. I'll be praying Conway! i love your updates!

  3. Dude, I will definitely be praying! Can't wait to hear about all that God does this summer!

  4. Yay Conway! Praying friend!

  5. Thanks Josh for the encouragement!

  6. Heather,

    It's amazing!
    Thank you for the support in prayer.

  7. Joey,

    Good to hear and see that the updates are interesting. Thanks for the support.

  8. Eric,

    Excited to share the experience with you! Keep posted for future updates! Miss you guys.

  9. Conway,
    It is so good to see Michelle's smiling face! Tell her I love her, miss her and am praying for her. Always praying for you too Conway!

  10. Costa Ricans LOVE Conway! :D

    Thank you for posting the insights God has given into the most pressing needs around you - I love it that we can know our specific prayers are being heard and used and influential for the building up of the life of Jesus in others halfway round the world. Amazingness! We're excited to hear about all that's to come in the wake of these sustained efforts...

    Love you. Praying for you day by day dude.

  11. Keep it up Conway. We are all praying for you brother.

  12. we will be praying for you always! Promise :) <3 the murrays

  13. I'm praying for you Conway.

  14. Jenna,
    I will most definitely tell Michelle you said Hi and are always praying for her. Thank you for the encouragement and prayer.

  15. Mike,
    It's an amazing experience to not only witness, but also share the work of God that has, is, and will take place. Thanks for the continued prayer and support.

  16. Murray's,
    Looking forward to posting more pictures and blogs. Thank you for the affirmation and prayer.

  17. Mary,
    Enjoy the pictures! It is great to know that those from my church family are continually praying.

  18. Bryce,
    "Keep it up!" Reminded me of the time we walked through La Carpio, passing out food bags. Thanks for the encouragement!