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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 5

It’s hard to believe it’s already Day 5.  The weather forecast for today was 34 degrees but it got to 36 although the humidex made it 46 degrees.  We went to the church where we distributed shoeboxes on Friday and … 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, Day 2

Another amazing day full of lots of happy children, smiling parents, and a bit of misadventure.  We’ll get to the latter a bit later.  First, breakfast was an awesome buffet and then we had a group meeting about the day’s … Continue reading

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