Costa Rica Update #1 March 15, 2010

Buenos Dias! It is Sunday morning and we Praise the Lord for another day that the Lord has made! We have so much to be thankful for today … sun is shining brightly, we got some sleep, we are safely in Costa Rica, we are headed to church shortly for the morning and we have a busy day in front of us.

Thanks so much for praying for us! The team started the journey at 1:30 am Saturday morning in PA, and after a windy and wet ride to the airport and a quick 5-hour jaunt to San Jose, we were greeted by members of the church at the airport. All of our luggage arrived and we made it to the place we are staying in time for lunch. It has been very hot here as of late (dry season here), but yesterday was much cooler and it eventually poured last night.

We spent a wonderful evening at a youth service in one of the bedroom communities of San Jose. Two of the team members shared their testimonies and the team sang a few songs. It was a great time of praising the Lord together and fellowshipping with other believers. It was very encouraging to see the number of youth that came out on a Saturday night for a 2-hour service.

Dinner, Team Time (team devotions) and then bed. We are studying “Commitment” through the book of Acts.

Today we are headed to church, then lunch with the church at a local mall, then a match with the Central American volleyball champions of the 17-18 year-old division. Should be a wonderful day!

Please be praying for a few things with us:
(1) Team unity (PTR team and our local church partners)
(2) Boldness in sharing the Gospel
(3) Interaction with the volleyball team today
(4) Several ladies are battling stomach issues … please be praying for the health of the team
(5) That in all things, God would get the glory!

Thanks for praying and more updates to follow.

Blessings in Christ,

Chico Schlonecker

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