In about 10 days, I (Elizabeth) will be traveling to Costa Rica with a team from California on a short-term missions project. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Costa Rica, it is a small but wonderful country in Central America, located between Nicaragua and Panama
We will be working at a seminary in Costa Rica, doing various construction projects around campus. We will also get to learn more about the local culture and participate in a children’s outreach. We are going to be incredibly busy during our week there, and we could really use your prayers! I would love it if you would pray for several things surrounding the trip:
-Pray for the travel there and back, that it goes smoothly and that we don’t run into any issues. Pray also that we get enough sleep on our flights there, because we will be flying overnight and hitting the ground running.
-Pray that no one gets sick or hurt. Sometimes travel can weaken immune systems, and construction projects have inherent hazards. Of course we’ll all be as careful as can be, but things happen.
-Pray for the members of the team, that God would guide the thoughts and actions of each and every one of us, and that we would be used as instruments of God’s grace and love.
-Pray for the seminary that we’ll be working at. They are doing some wonderful things, both in training pastors and in their community.
-Pray that the weather and nature would cooperate. We’ll be there during the rainy season, which can sometimes cause problems for landing in Costa Rica. There are also a couple active volcanoes around, and they can shut down airports. So pray that they behave for us on travel days.
With all of you praying for these things, I have no doubt that our time in Costa Rica will go on without a hitch. We so appreciate all of your love, prayer, and support. We couldn’t do any of this without you. You’re all wonderful!