Day 7 - Got Lice?

I woke up this morning realizing that I only had one more week left in Costa Rica and two more days with the kids in Tirrases. A little part of my died just thinking about it because in the span of one week, I've grown to love the culture and the kids here. I am seriously considering taking the intensive Spanish course that is offered at the international school in Costa Rica and help out with the medical center in La Carpio next summer. 

When we got to base camp, Gary gave us another short devotion. His lesson served to encourage us to "dive" into our mission trip rather than just "dip our toes". Leadership is using our influence for a good cause, as we serve as ambassadors for God. After the devotion, I painted a second coat of anticorrosive on the roof of base. Melissa came up and started talking with me and taking pictures. It was pretty awesome to see her conquer her fear of heights. She literally looked like a fish out of water up there! Go Melissa! Haha :)

  I'm on top of the world! pc. Melissa Yu

I'm on top of the world! pc. Melissa Yu

  This tree did not make me happy.. too many ants

This tree did not make me happy.. too many ants

We headed to Tirrases in the afternoon to teach our final lesson on the armor of God. Brandon taught on the sword of the spirt and the helmet of salvation. The worksheet that Melissa made for today involved drawing out the full armor of God and summarizing what they learned throughout this week. Afterwards, Amy led the crafts by having the kids create a helmet out of construction paper. She also made swords from balloons for them. The kids LOVED the crafts.

Many of them wore their crafts from the previous days, so they had on the full armor. It was super adorable!

  Julio rocking his entire armor!

Julio rocking his entire armor!

  Me and Enoch showing off that armor! 

Me and Enoch showing off that armor! 

Our team had SO MUCH fun this week with the kids!

Here is the group picture that we took right after our lesson with some of the kids:

One of the kids had lice... so Danielle kindly checked all our hair afterwards.

After Tirrases, we dropped off some supplies for Sara's family, and I got to see firsthand their living situation. It was definitely different seeing and experiencing their life than just hearing about it. It broke my heart because Sara, Julio, Wendy, Sandra, and Tatiana mean alot to me... But that is a LONG story that I will be sharing in a separate post.. so stay tuned!

We planned to go to zumba at night, but figured it would be a bad idea since we had to wake up at 5:00am for homeless ministry... Thus, we all slept at 9pm.

Prayer Request :)

  1. Pray for the homeless ministry today - that we will be lights to the people
  2. Strength for the rest of the week, we are at our halfway mark!
  3. Pray for lesson plan at Pavas, since we do not know how many kids to expect.

Spanish Phrase of the Day: Hasta Mañana (which means see you tomorrow... I said this to Sara and her family, hoping I would see them one last time tomorrow before I left)

In his Love,

Lisa Mai