Being here in Costa Rica has been absolutely wonderful! Everyday is a new, amazing adventure and I love it. I am in school Mon-Fri learning Spanish. It's hard because my classes are taught in only Spanish and I have never taken a Spanish class before, but I am catching on and trying to understand everything as much as possible. Spanish is such a beautiful language and I am really enjoying learning it. Also, being in a Spanish speaking country and studying/practicing it everyday has helped me learn much quicker! My family here in Costa Rica is absolutely incredible. I have felt so welcomed and loved. I have only been here a few days, yet I have learned so much from everyone. They are all such an inspiration to me. A few nights ago we had a bible study and we talked about Nehemiah 9. It talks about the power of God and how he is so faithful and doesn't desert his people. Nehemiah 9:17 says: "They refused to listen and failed to remember the miracles you performed among them. They became stiff-necked and in their rebellion appointed a leader in order to return to their slavery. But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Therefore you did not desert them." This verse is such an amazing reminder of the power and faithfulness of our God. There is power in the name of Jesus!!! No matter how wicked and sinful we are he continues to remain by our sides and is with us through everything. That is truly incredible. I have only gotten a little taste of what this summer will entail, but I am so excited!!