Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Today we went fishing.
Well kind of.
David and I had to use our newly developed skills.
We went to a school Called Linda Vista (beautiful view)
It is a school founded by Latin America Childcare.
It is in one of the poorest parts of San Jose. This area has a high crime, related to gang and mafia activity.
Their is an outreach from some of the missionaries here. They go once or twice a week to minister during their PE time. They tell a Bible story, play a game, and pass out a treat.
This week the story was about Jonah and the whale. The group was divided into 3 groups. David was able to read the story of how God kept Jonah safe in the whale. He read this complelety in Spanish. He did an awesome job.
After the story, we held up blankets and the children came up and tossed our handmade rods over. Maggi and Emma and I then hooked a "fish" on it with the Bible verse and a piece of candy. The girls loved it.
After that, Dave had to teach the kids how to play a game in Spanish. He chose the game where you place your head on the end of a bat, and run around it several times and then try to run back to the group. I video taped him doing it, and will try to post that soon.
The girls were able to see first hand what it is like to minister to others. At first the girls were very shy. The kids we had this time were a little older than they were. But by the end of the day, they were playing and laughing.
I wish I had better pictures to show you, but I didn't take my camera, just Maggi's. We were excited to have the girls participate in ministry first hand.
That was why we came to Costa Rica. . . That God would burn the call to missions on the hearts of Maggi and Emma, and that they would be compeled to return to do His work.
When He saw the crowds, He had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, "the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.