1 Samuel 12:24 says "But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you." This verse represents a phenomenon that I experienced daily in the time I spent in Costa Rica; and something I think is very powerful for many who visit Strong Missions and work with the under-privileged population of the beautiful country of Costa Rica. More than anything, the emotional toll that seeing impoverished and undernourished people in Precarios like La Carpio and Los Guido, puts our own lives in stark contrast to those of the Ticos. Everyday working there was a reminder to give thanks for the blessings that fill our lives and encourage us to share our gifts as often and as plentifully as we are capable.
Working with Strong Missions always has been and always will be a life changing experience both for the people sharing their gifts and the people receiving them.