Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Hello friends! A quick Wednesday night update for you--we just got home from Jonathan and Amy's home and we have an early wake up call in the morning.

Today was our last day at the Abraham Project--which was heart wrenching. We've fallen in love with the people and good byes are always hard.

We finished our shoveling of the gravel. Next step for them will be to pour a sidewalk where we cleared the gravel.

How many gringos does it take to dump a wheelbarrow? How many do you count?

Our official team picture on top of the pile of gravel that we moved.

Some sanding of scaffolding--Then it was off to lunch. Amazing once again. We have eaten very well on this trip!

After lunch--another game of soccer with the Ticos. Today the teams were mixed of Gringos and Ticos.

We finished out the afternoon with finishing up the scaffolding. Robert and Matthew cut the grass of the children's home to close us out. At the same time of the construction work we had a rotation in the Daycare Center. Today's lesson was salvation and a sweet time of fellowship with the kids.

After our goodbyes at The Abraham Project we loaded our bus and headed to Walmart. Lots of coffee and cookies were bought to bring home!

After Walmart it was home for showers and dinner before loading up the bus and heading to Jonathan and Amy's for our team meeting. Amy made homemade guacamole and Jonathan lead the evening and lead us into His presence. We talked about the specific things the Lord showed us throughout the week. It was a beautiful moment. As a surprise to Jonathan and Amy we asked our team members over the course of the week to pray for a prophetic/encouraging word for them. It was incredible tonight to hear the youth pray for them and to speak the words that they received. I love how the Lord shows up and speaks to each of one them. This team is very special and I believe each one of them is marked for great things in the Kingdom.

In closing, here are a few pictures from our drive into the project...

And over looking the shed from the property...

Tomorrow we are up early and headed to the beach. Pop quiz--I asked the kids what ocean will they be seeing you know? :)

Location:210,San Antonio de Des,Costa Rica

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Back to the Abraham Project for Tuesday!

We continued digging our trench

and shoveling gravel.

The team is awesome and they have worked so hard!

We had a contest of who could find the longest worm while digging....

And it's safe to say that Arielle won!

We continued our teaching in the Daycare Center.

Today's lesson was Jonah and the Whale (this is Jonah (Matthew) "in" the whale!

After lunch the gringos (us) play the Ticos (Costa Ricans) in soccer. Yesterday the Ticos won. Today the game was tied.

This is what the rest of us gringos do when the soccer game is being played....

After the soccer game we took a walk over to the Abraham Projects new land that they've recently purchased.

The land is beautiful. It will eventually be a parking lot for the new multipurpose building....

And four new children's homes.

While on the property we tried lots of fun and new things!

Cas, mustard, lemongrass, coffee beans, avocado, just to name a few!

We loved spending time with Steve, one of the missionaries here...

And hearing the vision for The Abraham Project.

The kids are definitely not afraid to try new things!

Here's a view from the new property of the Abraham Project.

It rained a lot this afternoon, so following our tour of the new property, we went back to sanding scaffolding.

Then it was time to head home. Here's a picture of our home for the week.

And the snack shop across the street--today's adventure was trying beef or bean empanadas. We also took a longer walk to find the local grocery store.

The team meeting tonight was sweet and encouraging. Robert had a word of encouragement for every team member. We then rested in the Lord and finished the night worshipping together. There are currently two different card games going on at the moment and some have already gone to bed. Every one has quiet times in the morning, starting as early as 5:45...which makes an 8:30 bedtime kinda nice!

We have one more day on the worksite. Tomorrow we are presenting salvation in the Daycare center. Please pray for our time with the kids!

We love y'all and are blessed by each of you. We show the kids the blog comments and they are encouraged to hear from home.

Buenas Noches!

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Monday, May 28, 2012

Monday, Monday

Monday, Monday!

It's been a great day! We're all exhausted, but in a good way!

Today we headed to the Abraham Project to teach in the Daycare Center and to do construction work. We had our lessons planned for the Daycare and we were eagerly anticipating our work assignment.

Today's Daycare lesson was Creation and teaching about "In the beginning". We had two different groups and the kids did great with their Spanish.

After the lesson, we gave them all fans that they could color--a fan of God's Promises.

We had a few different work assignments. Some were widening a trench, some were shoveling gravel, and some were sanding and painting. We are excited to be able to bless the Abraham Project anyway that we can.

It's rainy season in Costa Rica right now, so it rains most afternoons. The storms moved in this afternoon, do we had to move to some shelter (we were determined to work in the rain, but then the lightning kicked in, so we had to call it quits).

The work under the shelter involved sanding scaffolding and painting.

It's much harder than it looks!

We've already had our team meeting tonight. We have a group currently practicing their skits for tomorrow and the rest are bonding by playing games.

The team is getting along great and the team is feeling good--tired, but good.

Here's a final picture for the road--Robert at the market yesterday.

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Location:210,San Antonio de Des,Costa Rica