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2017 Costa Rica Mission Trip

Home Sweet Home!

Our team has made it home safely. We only missed one flight and arrived in Charleston at 1:15 am. A gallery of pictures from the trip will be updated soon! Thank you again for your continued prayers! We couldn’t have done it without y’all!
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What a day!

Today, we had a great day exploring Costa Rica and God’s wonderful work. We got to explore the Miravalles Volcano in Guanacaste with the families of Pastor Minor and Pastor Alejandro. We rode horses, hiked, saw waterfalls, walked across hanging bridges, saw craters, soaked...
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La igelesia de Mexico de Upala

Today, we joined our friends in Mexico de Upala. The place it all began! Wow, has it changed?! It was amazing to see the growth of the church were we, SPC, started. The love for God that is found in Costa Rica is spectacular! We have left Upala and have made it safely to...
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Actividades para niños con todo el grupo

Today was a rare day in mission trip history. Today, everyone got to play with the children! We were able to joined by approximately 35 children from various ages. The children were divided into four teams and completed against each other throughout the day. We were also joined...
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Niños, jóvenes, distribución de ropa, y la construcción terminada

There is so much happening down here! Yesterday, we were able to host another morning of children’s activities. We were able to separate into two different age groups. The lesson for the day was the message of God’s love and Him dying on the cross for us. I did forget...
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Actividades de los niños, la distribución de la ropa, y construcción

Yesterday morning, the children’s group gather the materials and headed to the plaza to spread God’s love. This is one of the coolest venues I have participated in for the children’s activities. The plaza that we are at is located in the center of town with a...
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Preparation for the week!

Today was a day for preparation! We also had 3 more CCI members join us. We got to finally meet Lidia. She is our contact and a CCI member that lives in the area.  We had three different groups preparing in three different ways. One group visited the houses that have been...
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Good morning!

After a refreshing night’s rest, we are ready to go for the day. But first, let’s talk about yesterday! We arrived in Costa Rica around 1:30 pm (USA time). We were greeted by Manuel and Andres at the airport. Once we acquired our vehicles, we headed out to pick up...
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We made it!

Hello everyone! We have made it safely to Upala. It is 12:10am (USA time). Good night! I will catch you all up in the morning! There was some extra excitement during our travels today!
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2016 Costa Rica Mission Trip

We are home!

  We have made it home safely! Big thanks to Hank Legare for picking us up!!!! What an amazing trip this has...
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It’s time to go

We are all backed up and ready to go. It is now time to head to the airport. Next stop, the United States.  ...
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Isla Tortuga

Today was excursion day. We went to Isla Tortuga (Turtle Island). Alejandro was one of our tour guides today. We...
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Iglesia (church)

Today, we got the opportunity to join Pastor Minor’s church for service. Our friends from the week, Kend and...
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Change in Plans

Today’s plan didn’t go as planned! Haha…does it ever?! The group that we thought was going to...
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Mas trabajo y divertido (more hardworking and fun)

The day started off like any other….with sweating 😅! When we first got to the church this morning, we split...
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Hard Work and Play

Hats off to our construction group today! They worked incredibly hard! They had to saw and chip through cement...
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Organization and Clothing Distribution Day

Yes, you read that correctly! We did clothing distribution on the first day! Normally, this is done on well into...
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2015 Costa Rica Mission Trip

Clothing Distribution!

Pastor Minor and Flor have reported back to us that the clothing distribution went well! Here are some pictures:...
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Home!

We have landed at the Charleston airport and are headed home! Special thanks to the man, Mr. Bowers, and Mrs....
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We are in Miami!

We have just landed in Miami! The Internet at our hotel was down last night and this morning! We will land in South...
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ATVing

Today, we went ATVing (I think is what you would call it…). The group had a blast! Unfortunately, this means...
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Church

Today we attended Pastor Minor’s church! The church sends their appreciation to our church family as a whole!...
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Final Day of Kids and Construction

Today, our CCI family joined us as well as friends’ of theirs from a local radio station. It was also our...
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Hace mucho calor! It’s very hot!

There was a lot of things happening today! Our group split into two again, construction and kids. The construction...
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Kids and Construction

Today was hot! We worked with the children of a neighboring church. When we split into our groups again, one group...
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2014 Costa Rica Mission Trip

July 8, 2014

Our mission team has arrived safely back in Charleston!!! God is good!    
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July 7, 2014

Today started off with a constant downpour. Thankfully, it happened today instead of any of the other days as it...
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July 6, 2014

Today, we joined Pastor Enrique at his church in Los Arbolitos! During the service, Pastor Minor shared a message...
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July 6, 2014

Internet was down the majority of last night. So, I apologize for the late update. Yesterday, we had our clothing...
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July 4, 2014

Fulfilling is the word to describe the day! The construction group almost completed the lights; however, they did...
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July 3, 2014

Today was another great day. We had 4 CCI members join us today for construction and children’s activities....
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Good Morning!

Good morning! We made it to our destination last night safe and sound. Internet is in and out so I will keep up...
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The Big Ball!

Today was an amazing day! The men of the group sized up the church and went to buy the materials needed for...
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2011 Costa Rica Mission Trip

Painting, Electricity, and Bathrooms

Today we were put to work right away. Our first task of the day was to paint the old church building inside and...
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Church, Kids, and Movie

Today we went to church in Mexico de Upala and saw many people we met last year. The pastor of the church...
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Construction, Kids, Medical, and Clothes

Today was a very busy day. Construction consisted of continuing to work on the electrical wiring and also work on...
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Construction, Children, and Movies

Today was the main day of construction. Our team began to install electrical wiring and the walls of the new...
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Getting to know Popoyoapa

The day’s plan: get to know the children and find the supplies needed. Upon arrival, the church of Popoyoapa...
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We are here!!

We have made it to Upala, Costa Rica. We got here about 10:30 (12:30 USA) last night. Shortly after our arrival we...
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It’s Almost That Time Again!!!

Less than a week from now, 13 SPC mission team members will have bags packed and arrived in Costa Rica. I am so...
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2010 Costa Rica Mission Trip

WE ARE HOME!!!

I just wanted to let everyone know that our mission team has arrived safely home!    
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Our Final Day in Mexico de Upala

Today was our last day in Mexico de Upala. Today was filled with mixed emotions, satisfaction looking back at what...
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Worship and Fellowship

Today was a day that you could definitely tell that God was involved in; from the enthusiastic worship this morning...
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Construction, Medical, Children, and Clothing

Today was a busy day. We had alot of different activities going on. We had people at the constuction site, working...
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Una dia de construcion

Today was a very productive day. We limpiarlo (cleaned it), cortarlo (cut it), and soldarlo (welded it). It being...
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Comprehensive Blog (Wednesday and Thursday)

I am going to blog for yesterday and today because that is how it happened, it has been one long day meshed...
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Estamos Aqui!

We have arrived at our home in Costa Rica. It is about 7:00 in the morning Costa Rica time (9:00 am SC time). What...
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Packing Tools, Clothes, and Supplies

Thank you to everyone who donated their extra luggage for our trip. Your suitcases are now packed with clothing...
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