Sunday, March 29, 2009

Coming in April!!! IYG Youth Camp at La Cumbre

La Cumbre is the camp that is associated with our new position as Directors of the International Youth Group. We have our first "camp out" scheduled with the IYG for April 30, 2009. Serena & Eden Kay's Youth Pastor from Shades Mountain Ind. Church in Alabama will be our guest speaker for this retreat and we are all very excited about that. Keep checking back for pictures of the retreat and please be in prayer for all the youth and leaders that will be on the retreat. There are many unsaved youth coming and we are praying for the Kingdom of God to be widened that weekend. We also have another camp scheduled with Asbury UMC from Birmingham, Al. in May. They are sponsoring 30 kids from an underpriviledged neighborhood to camp at La Cumbre for a weekend. The majority of the kids coming have never left their barrio. Thanks for your prayers and we will update you all as soon as possible.
Dios los Bendiga a todo!!
(God bless you all)

Psalm 8:9 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

We had a day off school so we hiked up to the top of Picos Blancos, a mountain on above the city. It was a much needed day of enjoying God's creation as well as each other. We hiked up nearly 3000 Ft. in elevation. It took us about 2 1/2 hours to reach the top (with many pit stops) and then we rappelled down the face of the mountain. Mountain climbing and rappelling are incredible activities that we are able to use to teach people of all ages about trusting God as well as appreciate His creation. Today however, was a day just for us!! I needed a refreshing day to get me ready for my last two weeks of language school!!!! We look forward to more trips up the mountains here with a bunch of young people as we share the love of Christ with them along with the splendor of His majesty.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Traditional Costa Rica Dancing

There have been many opportunities to expierence the culture here and I enjoyed learning Five traditional Costa Rican dances.
This is a picture from our performance. I am now a part of the team at the Language Institute and will have an opportunity to perform with them about 2 or 3 times a year.