We’re in Costa Rica!

I cannot believe the day has finally arrived! It seems like just yesterday we were vigorously refreshing our emails to see if we’d been accepted onto the trip. Despite the extreme lack of sleep for each team member, we all arrived promptly at the airport for the highly anticipated “send off.” After checking our bags and getting through security without any issues, we made an executive decision and headed over to Terminal C for some Chick-fil-a! After that we went straight to gate E to prepare to board the plane! After a couple of team pictures, we excitedly handed over our tickets and started boarding. Once the plane took off and all of our hands were raised high in the air, the moment felt more real than it ever had before. WE WERE COSTA RICA BOUND! Fast forward through the smooth 3 1/2 hour plane ride, with a slightly bumpy landing, we had finally arrived! After we got off, we grabbed our bags, weaved in and out through the long customs line, and got our passports stamped, we boarded the busses and headed straight to our hotel. We had an amazing lunch and an awesome orientation from the Openhouse church leaders. After that we had some free time on our hands. Between exploring the hotel, unpacking our bags, and playing soccer on the rooftop, it was a very eventful evening. We are extremely excited to all have our first large group, small groups, and one-on-ones after dinner tonight. On behalf of the team, I’d like to thank every single person who made this trip possible. Thank you to everyone who generously donated to students and leaders on the trip, prayed intently for our team, and also to all the parents for driving us the the airport this morning. We’re so excited for our first full day in Costa Rica tomorrow! We will be posting more photos tomorrow, too!

 

-Alexa Marmion

 

Photos by: Abbey Ingram & Catherine James

 

5 thoughts on “We’re in Costa Rica!

  • July 10, 2016 at 9:58 am
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    WooHoo! Thank you for taking time to write these details about the trip so far! Does a mama’s heart good to know everyone is doing well! Praying for you all!

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  • July 10, 2016 at 10:34 am
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    We prayed for the team this morning for unity and time to be still and hear Gods voice for his plan for each day. Denise and Ken Thomas

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  • July 11, 2016 at 10:38 am
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    Love the pictures!! Praying for this team so much. Let God take over this week.

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  • July 11, 2016 at 6:37 pm
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    Love reading the blog and looking at all the beautiful pictures. It’s great to see that you are all doing well. God bless you all, and may you continue to enjoy this wonderful mission trip in sharing God’s love.

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  • July 11, 2016 at 8:56 pm
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    Thankful for this blog with the details and photos. We are praying for all of you. God bless you as you share His love there in Costa Rica. Pam Marmion

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