Que Chiva!

Posted Jan 4, 2016

After a full nights sleep last night, we’ve finally been able to meet our Costa Rican co-counselors! This morning, we spent the day doing training sessions that cover basics of Pine Cove camping – it’s been a great refresher on why we do what we do and for our whole group to be unified together. We’ve also taught link tag, 4 corners and zorb ball in the time between our breaks! Many thanks to our translator, who has blessed our group (and me specifically) by his translating skills. We’d be lost without him!
This afternoon we continued training and Hellen has been going over our schedule for the next few days. Hellen is of the most organized camp directors I’ve met – she’s got everything planned down to the last detail and I’ve loved working alongside of her. We’ve also been learning some dances and songs that we’ll do with our campers – lets just say we’ve got some work to do – but watching our staff makes for some pretty good comedy.
Tomorrow, our first group comes with 40 kiddos ages 8-12. We’ve got a full day planned and are excited to finally meet them. Please pray for continued health for our team, that we would eyes to see and hear though we don’t always understand the language and most importantly that God be glorified. We are grateful beyond measure to be here!
Also – “Que Chiva” is slang here for saying something is cool! You’ll probably find us repeating it frequently over the next week!

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  1. Father, we praise you for what you have orchestrated in Costa Rica and for your perfect plan. Thank you for the local partners and, specifically, for an awesome translator. I pray that the team would rest well tonight and wake unified and excited for what and who is to come tomorrow. I pray your spirit of encouragement would shower over the team and that tomorrow would be filled with FUN. In everything that occurs tomorrow and the rest of the week, may you be honored and glorified. Thank you for allowing this team to be your ambassadors and show the kids and their families how amazing Jesus is! Through Him, Amen.

  2. ah! You guys! So excited for y’all to not only learn from the incredible Ticos y’all have, but to see God moving in Costa Rica! Tell Hellen I say hola! Oh, and Johnny and Laura if they are there too. I can’t wait to see more! Love y’all, praying for you!

  3. Praying for you guys, the staff and the kiddos who will be blessed by your willingness to listen to God! Love you all ❤️

  4. Praying for each of you and the calling God has placed on your heart to minister to those in Costa Rica!

    We love you Casey!

  5. Praying for y’all! Tell Hellen and Johnny hi from me!

    Can’t wait to hear about the kids. Hug the whole team from me!