Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Safe, Sound, and Well Fed

Well folks, I made it to Costa Rica safe and sound.
Brian and I got to O’Hare only 45 minutes before our flight’s departure time. I know there is never a “good time” to be late to the airport, but when you’re going international for three months at a time, you can’t afford to miss your flight!
I have almost no time to update, but everything here is going well. My Spanish is improving quickly and I think I might get a tutor for a few hours a week so I can improve even faster. There is a team of volunteers here from Tennessee and one of my jobs is to take care of teams while they’re here. The team is mostly adults but there are three 11-year-old girls who are so much fun! We’re laughing and joking all day on the work site and acting really silly.
I went to church on Sunday and it was great. I love singing and worshiping God in Spanish. I’m always amazed when I remember how many different kinds of people God created and how many different languages sing His praise. There's so much going on in the world that I don't know about!
I miss family and friends but I am already feeling so welcome and loved by the Costa Ricans. I am eating really well too, the food is great!
That’s all for now but I will write a really long entry soon!


Anonymous said...

God is SO good!! I'm so happy that things are going well for you already! We prayed for you in our faculty devotions this week! God's continued blessings as you serve Him! Love, Amy Kutz

Anonymous said...

It was so good getting to know you last week. We were all impressed with your servant's heart and willing and eager attitude about helping us in so many ways (unlocking "the room" thousands of times, helping Dana with the daycare kids, translating when we knew you were afraid that you wouldn't convey the passion with which they expressed their hearts-btw, you did great, those splits Friday night!, and tons of other stuff). The girls loved you and what a great example you are for them. Marietta sobbed when you got off the bus the last time. I was looking at my pictures on the way home from the airport and they only wanted to know if I got a picture of "Miss Julie"!! Keep us posted on the miracles and blessings you are bound to see often in a place so saturated by faith. In Christ, Arnetta Speer