Costa Rica/MWS Trip Update #1 May 10, 2012


After another day of training and preparation, the Messiah Women’s Soccer team is ready to go to San Jose, Costa Rica!  It has surely been a whirlwind  end to the semester for most of the team members…wrapping up finals while doing their best to mentally, physically, and spiritually prepare for this 9 day trip to Costa Rica.  We are excited that after months of anticipation and work, tomorrow we actually board the plane to embark on the adventure the Lord has in store for each of us.

To start our day, we as a group recited the memory verses we’ve been working in preparation for this experience:  Proverbs 4:18-27, John 15:1-8.  Following that we went over logistics and trip details, what to be prepared for, and the importance of being flexible.  We  discussed  how the clinics will work, what our stations will look like, and then enjoyed a little soccer of our own!

After dinner it was time to work on our individual testimonies which are the key part to this trip, as the focus of the trip will be the ministry we are able to be a part of in Costa Rica.  It is so neat to be in a room full of individuals with unique stories and backgrounds, yet still be able to hear the common theme of how Christ has gotten a hold of each of us in different ways, and what HE continues to teach us on a daily basis.  To God be the glory:)

Many of us are spending the rest of the night packing and putting the finishing touches on preparing for this trip(like a last second load of laundry!).  We are so grateful for this opportunity and are excited to see what the Lord will do in and through us as a group, and as individuals.  Thank you so much for your prayers for us during this trip, we certainly wouldn’t want to leave home with out them!

More to come each day…We are due to arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica by 7:30PM tomorrow(the 10th).  There is a 2 hour time difference from Eastern Standard Time(we’ll be behind by 2 hours),   so it will feel more like 9:30PM to our bodies.  We are ready though, and we know the Lord will provide all the energy we can handle!

Thanks again for your prayers!  Updates and pictures will be coming as the days go by!


Pura vida!!!!!


The team

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