Thursday, June 20, 2013

Day 2 - Good Morning From Costa Rica!

It's almost 7:30am here and breakfast is about to start.

The Seed Church had quite the introduction to their mission trip to Costa Rica yesterday. Intense heavy rains hit almost immediately when they arrived in the country. Streets were flooding as we drove from the airport to the church. What usually takes about 3 hours to drive turned into a 5 hour drive. Once we arrived to the church bunkhouses we were greeted by what can only be described as a "plague of flying ants" in 3 of the rooms. Hundreds of ants took refuge from the heavy rains inside the rooms. We were looking around for Moses, but he was no where to be found. Thankfully our translator Toly was there. Armed with a full can of Raid he took on the flying ants and cleared the rooms. Although this may sound like a rough start to the trip, that doesn't mean it's a bad start to the trip. Mission Trips are all about being stretched out of your comfort zone... about God forging new growth... about faith muscles being built up. None of this can happen without be stretched; muscles don't grow until they are first torn down in small bits. The stretching has begun! But so has the blessing! The group is already experiencing the warmth and love from the local body of believers.

Today we have a full day planned including mountain side devotions, a local tour to see how coffee beans are harvested and converted into a "cup of joe", and a trip to a poverty stricken area to delivery shoes & the love of Christ.

Stay tuned for more adventures from Costa Rica!!