Costa Rica Short Term Mission Trip
July 2-12, 1998

Dear Friends and Family,

Below are a few of the details about our upcoming “PROJECT ANTIOCH” mission trip. We know that there is no way that we can do this trip on our own strength. Therefore, we would really appreciate your prayers on our behalf, before we embark, and while we are gone. Thank you for supporting us in this essential way through prayer.

This year's projects will include painting the 15 Septiembre Day Care Center and ministering to the 112 children that attend there. Their ages are 2-12. We will be leading kids' devotionals, Bible hours, crafts and just loving the children. Our evening activities will be interacting with the local congregation of Vina Este church through mimes and testimonies.

Itinerary:

Thurs  

July 2  

Travel to San Jose, Costa Rica Arrive 6:00pm

Friday  

July 3  

Orientation

Saturday  

July 4  

Paint the roof of Palmares church

  

Evening with host families

Sunday  

July 5  

Attend Vina Este church, and Rick Langeloh preaches

  

Spend day with host families

Monday  

July 6  

Team devotionals

  

Kids devotionals

  

Paint, paint, paint

  

Bible hour and crafts for kids (ages 3-12)

Tuesday  

July 7  

Day: same

  

Evening meeting with home group leaders and Rick sharing

Wednesday  

July 8  

Day: same

  

Evening personnel banquet

Thursday  

July 9  

Day: same

  

Evening craft expo and presentation to the mothers

Friday  

July 10  

Morning same

  

Travel to debrief site

Saturday  

July 11  

Debrief

  

Evening Banquet with families

Sunday  

July 12  

Return to USA

Emergency Telephone Number:
Christ for the City HQ in San Jose, Costa Rica, 011-506-227-6805
Chip Anderson: International short term ministries director: 011-506-259-1050
Otto Kladensky: Host CFC (Christ for the City) Missionary: 011-506-250-4964
Sheryl Gehrls: US Coordinator, short term missions: 402-573-6659 (Omaha,Nebraska)

Team Members: Nola Bright, Cindy Halstead, Bennie Ingraham, Jeane Johnson, Christl Kirchner, Mike Kozlowski, Rick Langeloh, Karen Madsen, Sheri Oscarson, Rob Parnell, John Van Deman, Caesar Young, Eric Richardson

Prayer Requests:
Team unity
Health and safety
Flexibility to cultural differences
Good family situations
To be open to God’s leading and lessons
Servant’s attitude (to be a blessing to our Latin brothers & sisters)
To be a blessing to the day care center and that the children would come to know the love of our Savior

Our theme verse:
Matthew 18:20 For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.

Our ‘’Motto’’
SFINC
Smile--pray that Christ will show in our dispositions
Flexible--pray that we understand that there is more than one way to do something
Improvise--pray for creativity to use what the Lord has given us
No Complaining--pray that we will focus on our blessings when we find ourselves "under the circumstances"

Visit us on our web site: www.mppc.org/mission/la/cr98/cr98.htm
Follow us daily and you will feel like you are participating with us on our journey. The web site will be updated daily with prayer requests, information and the latest happenings, right from Costa Rica.

On Sunday August 2nd, at 11:00 am in Garden Court, join the team and hear the stories and see the sights of our Costa Rica mission experience.

Thanks for your support in prayer and love.