The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. -Psalms 19:1
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Seeing God's hand in everything that is happening here in Costa Rica puts me in awe. I am continually being challenged not only academically, but spiritually. I have learned countless lessons from the people I am surrounded by and the situations that occur on a daily basis. I can't say enough how much of a blessing it is to be here and learn so many valuable lessons the summer before I start college and my life as an adult begins!
Every Tuesday and Thursday morning a few of my host siblings and I head to our church and help with a breakfast program for kids! We feed them breakfast, play games, and tell bible stories! There are a few other people from the church who help out as well and it is truly incredible to have this opportunity. Most of these kids aren't able to eat well balanced meals because of their home situations. It is truly amazing to be able to help and spread the light and love of Christ with these kids.
As amazing as this program is. It costs money to run. In order for us to continue doing this, we need funding. We have many kids that have very sad and hard home situations. So, my host mom and I are starting a monthly funding program for them! For only $25/mo you can provide breakfast for a kid 2-3 times a week and other essential items for them. I have gotten to know these kids personally and they are absolutely incredible! We really need your help to continue doing this! If you would like to sponsor a kid please message me on facebook or email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Besides helping with these kids, my days have been filled with many other wonderful things! I have gone on some crazy hikes, which has been a blast. Definitely been bringing out my more adventurous side :) Everyday I spend more and more time with my host family and it's wonderful! Being apart of a big family is amazing and I absolutely love it! There is always someone to hang out with or something to do; whether it be cooking, watching movies, playing music, or just having amazing conversations, there is never a dull day.
As my time here approaches its ending, I am spending every moment I can making the most of this trip. With less than three weeks left, I have been trying to speak as much Spanish and get as much practice as I can. It's crazy to think how fast this summer flew by. It feels like just yesterday I stepped one foot onto that plane and my whole summer awaited me. Now it's all coming to a close! God has really worked in my life since I've been here and it's really cool to look back and see where I started, and where I am at now.
I ask that you would continue to pray for all the amazing things that God is doing and for my last few weeks here. And I ask that you would prayerfully consider supporting these kids. We need your help, and this really is an amazing opportunity. Just let me know if you would like to!
I have received so much encouragement from everyone lately. Thank you, it means so much. Blessings!