Mission: Costa Rica 2013

In Costa Rica

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The Mission

The group heads to Costa Rica on Friday, June 14, and returns about midnight on Tuesday, June 25.

This is a cross-cultural mission experience. We can expect to have a life-changing, wonderful experience. We can expect to be taken outside of our comfort zone. We can expect to encounter people and places we’ve never seen before, experience different cuisine and a different way living daily life. We can expect to be awestruck by the beautiful surroundings, friendly people and the way God can work to challenge preconceptions we have had about life and faith. The question is, are we ready for this adventure?!

The group heads here...

The Team

Kelsey Adelson, Lynette DuClos Adelson, Mark Adelson, Abby Barrantes, Eliecer Barrantes (Isaiah, Mariana, Mateo), Donald Dudley, Earleen Dudley, Molly Earp, Mark Freeman, David Grindahl, Jon Horstmann, Nancy Horstmann, Erica Thomas, Matt Thomas (D.J., Ella)


The team threw a COSTA RICAN FIESTA on April 12
The ALMA TICA COSTA RICAN FOLK DANCE troupe of the Costa Rican-American Cultural Center performed
We savored traditional food and beverages
While chatting and eating, we bid on SILENT AUCTION prizes.
After dinner, Dr. Ernie Garcia entertained the room auctioning off the GRAND PRIZES including

  • 3 nights at the GRAND PACIFIC RESORT in Carlsbad, plus 4 FIELD LEVEL TICKETS to a San Diego Padres game – value $900
  • Afternoon SAILING ADVENTURE with LUNCHEON for 4
  • OWN A PIECE OF FIRST PRESBYTERIAN! Dave Grindahl has ‘re-formed’ a section of a pew from our sanctuary into a beautiful new SOLID OAK BENCH.

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