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Costa Rica Update

While the 2017 OCC mission team was in Costa Rica, we attended a church on Sunday where we had distributed  Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes on the previous Friday afternoon.  The church, Centro Familiar Cristiano Olivo Verde, is a main building … Continue reading

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Costa Rica, Day 8 — Heading Home!

Saying goodbye is never easy and today was no exception.  The Costa Rica Team 2017 was absolutely awesome!  When you get a group of 28 strangers coming together, you never know what can happen and this team was very fortunate. … Continue reading

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Costa Rico, Day 7 — Last Full Day

Today was a chance to celebrate all the new friendships, amazing experiences, and so many blessed families, and to see a bit more of the country and culture.  And what a day it was!  To begin with, we went to … Continue reading

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Costa Rica, Day 6

Today was our last day of Operation Christmas Child shoebox distribution.  We went to a school in Bagaces where the school principal had invited us to give shoeboxes to the whole school community.  (Samaritan’s Purse can’t go into a school … Continue reading

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Costa Rica, Day 4 — the Halfway Point!

Today was a totally different day beginning with breakfast (15 min. earlier than usual), no buffet but a fruit plate and a plate of eggs and toast brought to us, devotions on the bus, and a 2 1/2 hr. drive … Continue reading

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Costa Rica, Day 3

Day 3 in Costa Rica began with another delicious buffet, then after devotions, we were off to a local school in extremely high heat and a too short ride in the air conditioned bus. As in the other schools we … Continue reading

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Costa Rica Update April 18/17

Well, we are hours away from flight time and both Sharon & I are more excited than we can possibly say.  We are packed, repacked, and packed again.  We think we have everything.  My neighbour is taking us to the … Continue reading

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