Costa Rica: Day 3

We are tired this evening.  We had a long, but productive day!

We were joined today by Edgardo and Javier.  We went to a market and purchased food for a feeding center in Los Guido.  We bought food to make for the kids for lunch and also to leave for the church feeding program.   They have a great desire to fix for the children meals.  The feeding center is a part of a church in a poor community.  The pastor’s wife, Patricia was our host, she shared with us her testimony.  She grew up in a poor community, missionaries shared Christ with her and she has a heart for this community and providing physical and spiritual support.  There are not many pastors willing to be a part of this community.  There is a lot of drugs and the children experience abuse.  School is out right now and the church does a daily outreach and is open to children to come, but they don't have the support to provide food daily.  The children range in age from infants to about 13 years old.  There were about 40 children there today.  They sang for us, we did skits and songs for them, we made them hot dogs, chips, and punch.  They were well behaved and a joy to spend time with.  We did crafts, gave them lollipops and balloons, it was a really great time.

We returned to Coranado and had a fantastic lunch of tostados and homemade pico de gallo.  We packed up and went into downtown San Jose.  We got to shop through a local market, see their local theater building and park area, and an outdoor pedestrian mall which was very full of people.

We went to a local community support sports building in Plaza Viquez.  We were excited to be joined by Sarah, a missionary that we support.  She has recently married (her first husband passed away a few years ago following a visit to our home).  We rejoiced with Sarah and Carlos as she is going to have a baby later this year. We got to visit with Sarah's children, Mattias and Layla.  Sarah plays for a women's university team here in Costa Rica.  Carlos played professional basketball, they both helped with translation during the basketball clinic.  Once again, the boys did a great job.  They shared scripture and interacted with the players.  Carlos gave his testimony.  We played well, many great plays were made and the Saints won, 53 to 43.  It was another great evening.  We had a late dinner at 8pm and continued our Bible study of Daniel, Chapter 2.

Tomorrow will be a very long day, we appreciate your prayers.