Costa Rica Volleyball trip update #4 December 31, 2011

December 31th 2011

Today we went to Tibas to do a morning clinic with El nino y la Bola. We walked through a very poor community in order to reach the foundation. We interacted with several of the kids by playing tag, foosball, and attempting to talk to them in our limited Spanish while we waited for the rest of the kids to arrive. We walked the kids from their houses to the soccer field. Our bus picked up the team as well as the kids, who were super excited to ride the bus. While some of the team was setting up the rest played “Pato Pato Ganso” aka “Duck Duck Goose.”

Once we were all set up we split the kids into 3 groups for stations which included passing, setting, and hitting. Each station lasted about 10 minute. At the end of it we brought our group into a circle and recapped the skill before heading to the next station. We did an awesome cheer with the kids. One group of excited and hyper boys would jump around yelling “Sapprisa” which is the Costa Rican soccer team; the rest would yell “Push The Rock.” Nattie and Nikki gave their testimonies and Nattie shared the gospel with the kids. They both did a fantastic job! The kids had a fun time and so did we!

After an exhausting but awesome morning we came back to the best meal so far in Costa Rica. Fish, delicious mashed potatoes, and a mixture of vegetables. The cook is amazing and we are so thankful for her willingness to cook for us. Now we are resting before heading to the park for an afternoon practice and a great New Year’s Eve service and dinner with the CED church.

!Feliz Ano Nuevo!

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