Reflections From Costa Rica
April 4, 2018
By Rev. Holly Bandel
What did you learn? I once again learned that mission is about relationships. The people of Costa Rica are so hospitable and teach me about being more like Christ.
What made you laugh? Speaking Spanglish and having the attempt returned with a smile.
What made you cry? Worship at Agape Church in Puerto Viejo was so moving. I really felt the presence of the Holy Spirit.
How did you see or experience God’s presence and/or work? I experienced God’s presence in the way the team and our neighbors in Costa Rica came together to work on a new building for the church. It was a true example of being the body of Christ.
How did your expectations align with your actual experience? It was even better than expected!
What do you want people who didn’t have the opportunity to go on the trip to know? It is work, fun and the Holy Spirit all wrapped up together in a wonderful week.