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Costa Rica, 2014, Day two

April 28, 2014

It’s up and about this morning with breakfast prepared and served in a beautiful outdoor setting at the Nazarene Church site.

Ready for breakfast

Ready for breakfast

After breakfast it’s a lot of clowning around! We are off to a local school to do a one day Vacation Bible School (VBS) and help with some maintenance around the school. The team from West Virginia has brought clown suits for all of the team members along as well as songs and a salvation story on a CD in Spanish for the VBS presentation.

The Clown Team

The Clown Team

As we arrived at the small country school,  we were surprised that some of the children were dressed up and carried wooden knives and machetes. Many of them had beards or mustaches drawn on their faces.

Meeting some of the school children

Meeting some of the school children

We found out we were to be treated to a presentation by the children. It was a civics lesson about the Battle of Santa Rosa.

The Battle of Santa Rosa was a battle between the forces of Costa Rica and those of Nicaragua. It was one of the most important battles in the history of Costa Rica. The battle took place on March 20, 1856 at Santa Rosa, Costa Rica. The fighting was caused by the arrival of William Walker in Nicaragua. Walker was an American soldier who believed slavery was good. He told the people of Nicaragua that he wanted to help the country. What he really wanted was to conquer the five free nations of Central America. The president of Costa Rica, Juan Rafael Mora Porras thought that Walker wanted to conquer them. On February 27, 1856, Mora declared the war against Walker and Nicaragua. The Battle of Santa Rosa was won by the Costa Rican forces in fourteen minutes.

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Starting with a presentation of the Costa Rica flag

Starting with a presentation of the Costa Rican flag

Presentation by the students

Presentation by the students

After the presentation by the students we split up into two groups. One group stayed with the students and presented the Vacation Bible School material while the rest of the team helped the school maintenance with cleaning and painting the fence around the school.

Cleaning and painting the school fence

Cleaning and painting the school fence

The VBS included singing, dancing, a puppet show and crafts as well as a Bible lesson for the children. It was a pleasure to be welcomed into the public schools with a message about God.

The missionary presenting the message

The missionary presenting the message

 

The children showing each other their salvation bracelets

The children showing each other their salvation bracelets

The children hearing Gods message

The children hearing God’s message

Deuteronomy 29:29

“The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever.”
It is a great honor to be able to reveal the message from God about our Lord Jesus Christ and the salvation He offers us when he died and rose again.

 

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