Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The theme at all of our sites today was prayer. Today was exam day again for the Costa Rican kids. So our numbers were fairly low. However, the day was still amazing. We made the most of the kids that we had and there are strong relationships being built. Friday is going to be really tough for us all. It's always hard to leave the kids. Everyone already has kids that they are attached too and believe me when I tell you, we are making fools out of ourselves for Christ. I have had numerous opportunities to talk a lot of the kids individually and God is really doing some amazing things in their hearts. Even when they are tired they persevere and the love of Christ is shinning through them in numerous ways. We went to a waterfall today during lunch and the kids had a great time. Please pray for us the next two days. We really want to finish strong. They are still doing great. Be warned, I think the Pura Vida staff might be recruiting them to come back as interns once they graduate. :)
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Today was even better than yesterday. The theme was love and the kids really got into it. The staff at Pura Vida got to see us in action today and they were extremely impressed with the way our kids handled themselves. Last night I was told that our morning sight would be extremely tough, the staff said the previous group that had gone to this sight almost had to leave early because the kids were so bad. He asked if I still wanted to go because we had such a young We knew that all we had to do was love the kids despite their behavior and God would use. When the Pura Vida staff came to check on us they were completely amazed and impressed. Kids who had previously been out of control were loving and enjoying us. Even more important they were attentive when we were sharing the word. Kelden, Kayla, Halle and Tommy gave their testimonies to the kids today. The kids also performed a skit orchestrated by Kelden that was amazing. Johnny and Natey also have a reoccurring skit they do everyday to teach the kids a verse. Everyone is loving it. One of the interns were on the verge of tears. The camp director said to me "Roshad you have a group of freshman but spiritually they act like seniors." God is doing amazing things keep praying.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Here I am, my 2nd time in Costa Rica this month. I'm always amazed at the things I get to do. This trip has already been worth it. Didn't know what to expect taking 12 freshman (well now sophomores) out of the country. They've already grown. Tommy and Halle finally got their luggage late last night, so all is well with them. They had amazing attitudes the whole time, I was so proud. Today we went to two different sites to do VBS (vacation bible school). The first site was called Managua. The kids didn't know at all what to expect but they did a great job. They've learned a few spanish songs, and they're doing a great job of fumbling through the language. Everyone is already building relationships with the Costa Rican kids and I can already tell it's going to be rough when we have to leave them on Friday. Our second sight went a lot smoother than the first. It is called Calle Zimmora. The kids were like pro's this afternoon. Four kids (David, Cassidy, Cody, and Christa) have already had the opportunity to share their testimony using a translator. I can't wait to see what else is in store. Apparently this is exam week for the kids so we haven't had as many as expected but we are taking advantage of the ones that god sends us. Tonight we went into downtown San Ramon and hung out for a while. We are about to start the night session that consist of praise worship and a speaker. Keep praying for us. I'll keep you posted, everyone is healthy and doing great!