This year, we are in San Marcos, Texas, for the disastrous floods that happened in 2015. My group travelled to Seguin, Texas, to help this older woman who is in the hospital from a heart condition. Our task was to clean up her yard. We moved multiple things from her front yard, garage, as well as … More Mystery Uncovered
I’m not going to kid you: The little school in Estrada, in which our Cathedral mission team worked all last week, was hot. Add to the spiking outdoor temperature low ceilings, poor ventilation, fifty local kids, and our mission team, and the sum is an often sweltering hot box. Of course, Estrada’s children were accustomed … More Those with whom we travel
Goodbyes are never easy… that is just a fact. Yesterday, we were faced with the challenge of letting go of the children’s hands, driving passed the park full of memories for the last time, and turing off the tiny street that is also known as the town of Estrada. As simple as that, our work … More His Love Endures Forever
This piece expresses all that has happened to me throughout this trip. The cool colors show the peace I’ve experienced through God as we sing everyday and see the smiles of the children. The bright colors represent the never-ending energy of the kids we’re helping as we teach them about God and improve their school … More Abstract mission
Estrada is truly a hidden wonder. As we drove down the main road, the entire town was secluded by the miles and miles of tall plantain plants that mask the horizon. One left on a small road led us to the school. When we entered the school, the kids welcomed us with “hola” and then … More The Hidden Wonder
Today was my third day here in Costa Rica and my second full day of work. It has been amazing so far and the views and nature are awesome too! Today I got more into the routine of the work schedule and started my morning with VBS. The language barrier can be a bit of … More #JoyTheStrugglesReal
Today was our second day on the trip and our first work day. My favorite part was definitely being a part of Vacation Bible School. My work with the kids impacted me because I found myself relating to them and became open to different ideas and beliefs, regardless of our background and culture. I learned today that … More Learning something new…
We have arrived in Costa Rica! Our team of 26 high school youth and adults are ready for VBS and construction work tomorrow. Our day started off with an early morning arrival at IAH. Then after a smooth flight we drove through the rain forest. The drive was quite wet as a thunderstorm had just … More We arrived!