I really enjoyed my time in Costa Rica. Most powerful thing I learned while serving there is the perspective on poverty that I had never experienced before. The thought that there are people out there that live day by day not knowing where their next meal is coming from, and the faith in God that follows because without God, the hope for survival doesn't exist. Learned recently that hope is only as strong as what you put your faith in, and the people of Costa Rica in much more need then myself put their hope in God, which helped me to secure my faith in God as well. God is working through strong mission and I am glad I could be a part of it. Hope to carry this mentality into my school year at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and to serve the people around me like the people I met in Costa Rica did for me. All the glory to God. -Zach Jones
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Hola a Todos!!
I had the most amazing time of my life in Costa Rica this summer working as an intern at Strong Missions for about three months. I laughed, cried, shared great memories, and met people that will forever remain in my heart. It was a pleasure working with all the groups that came down, you all are so unique and made such an impact through the work you did in Costa Rica. I miss this place so much already, keeping everyone there in my prayers. Working with the staff at Strong Missions was equally great, what wonderful people they all are. I am so thankful that I was given this opportunity to serve with Strong Missions and have such awesome coworkers. My faith grew so strong, and my heart filled with joy every day. It is hard being back in the US, but hopefully, if I am lucky enough to serve as an intern next summer, I will see y’all again!! Remember that you are the light of God, and he is your eternal flame.
Dios Les Bendiga,
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
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Monday, August 5, 2013
“It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.” Matthew 13:32
The Evangelical Methodist Church here in Carrillos has seen some pretty major changes. As you can see from the pictures below both new and returning partners have been hard at work!
Over the past couple of weeks, we have slowly seen a hill being leveled off and we have gone from a pile of barrels and pallets to a hydroponic garden with cabbage, beans, tomatoes, squash, lettuce, and spinach.
God has blessed us with material donations and just as importantly, the skills and knowledge of several team members that came here specifically to garden. This has allowed us to take a project from a theory to a reality.
As many of you know, the garden will be taken care of by groups and members of the local church and community. The vegetables grown will be used to supplement the feeding programs already running during the summer months here in Carrillos as well as our other feeding program ministries.
Additionally, any extra vegetables can be sold and the money used to buy other goods such as rice, beans, meat etc.
There is still a lot of work involved, but the seeds are literally planted! We are excited to have this project up and running and look forward to continued blessing!
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