Costa Rica 2010 – Mission Trip Video

July 2010 – We headed out to help missionaries Mary and Marion Woods at the Methodist Rural Center located in Ciudad Quesada, Costa Rica. Our task was to help finish building shelves and to paint a local home. Once finished the shelves we installed them into one of the new cabins to be used for church retreats. For more information about the Methodist Rural Center, visit their website.

To read more posts that I posted during our mission trip, visit Costa Rica 2010.

Friday – All Sunshine…almost

Busy day for the most part. Started off with a breakfast of fresh fruit and french toast. It doesn’t gett much better than that! :-)
After finishing breakfast and dishes we set out to start a new project. Rudy (aka Lobo here in CR) started painting on Pedro y Juanita’s home which is just across the road and Peggi worked on typing up some of Marion’s poems. Before we even got started a little problem poked it’s little head out..make that a lot of little heads. Seems there was about three wasp nests on the far end of the house. One..the size of a frisby! We tracked down one of the helpers here and told him our situation, and he assisted us with a large sprayer and some diesel. The wasps weren’t happy, but they were able to knock down the nests so we wouldn’t get stung.
And for anyone wondering Lobo stayed firmly on the ground while I did all the climbing. I began to think twice after noticing the ladder we were using was held together at the bottom with duct tape. None the less we pressed on and finished two coats on the side we were working on.
After finishing our tasks for the day we got changed and went to visit with Isabell (the Doll Lady). She enjoys visitors to her home where they can sit and chat with her for a bit. She also has a little shop set up in her home where she sells dolls that she makes herself. They are kind of like ragdolls but much more colorful. In her shop she also displays and sells other crafts from people that she knows. Most are selling their crafts to supplement their imcome and as some are going through any number of finanical or medical situations.
Later after our visit we walked up to the top of the hill behind her house and had a breathtaking view of the volcano and the valley below.

Just a Little Rain

Just a little rain today. We finished sanding the shelves around 11am and now taking a break before lunch. The rain lasted about an hour, now its sunny and getting warm again. After lunch we hope to get the second coat of sealer on before dinner time. Hopefully they dry over night and we can get ready to hang them. More later!

Check out the rain!

Home Away From Home

Peggi and I have a room to ourselves. It will sleep six, cozy with just two. What you cant see is the 12ft tall pink orchids jus out side the window..did I mention the hummingbirds? Green/ruby red..they are huge..three times those at home! Ok, off to get some breakfast and on to church.
Ps..looks like rain.