Hola! Exactly 4 weeks tomorrow and I will be on my way to Nicoya, Costa Rica. The team members are on a closed Facebook group, meeting, sharing ideas, praying about the trip, and getting very excited. There are young singles, couples, older singles (like me) and even families coming on the trip. There are lots of tips about what to pack and how to pack, as well as ideas of crafts to bring to make with the children we meet.
There are several songs we need to learn in Spanish and we’ve been pointed to an amazing online program called Duolingo. (It can also be downloaded to an iPhone or iPad.) I’m spending about an hour a day practicing Central American Spanish so that I will be able to communicate at least a little with the people we meet while we’re there. Please pray for my ability to learn enough Spanish — I keep getting the feminine and masculine words mixed up and it’s teaching me verb conjugation which is at times confusing. The other thing is, these songs we’re learning? there’s choreography to them — we have to learn the tune, the Spanish words and dance at the same time! I’d be so happy just to be able to sing the words and understand what I’m singing.
Please also pray that I will raise enough funds. Our funding needs to be in place by April 4th which is coming up fast. This is an opportunity to be a part of something HUGE that makes a real difference in the lives of these children and their families. Please also pray for the whole team, that we will “gel” and work well together. Thank you to everyone who has come to my blog, commented, or clicked to my fundraising page which has more information about the trip. It is very encouraging.