Sunday, July 26, 2009
Day 9 - Day Off and Good Byes
Today was our day off - finishing the trip with a day of relaxation and sightseeing. We drive about two hours west toward the coast and go to a great canapy tour (zip lines) and then to the beach. It is nice to unwind a bit before we head home tomorrow.
When we return to Los Anonos, we are humbled that many of our friends here have gathered to say goodbye. It turns into a worship service and a time of sharing with each other the power that the Gospel has in making brothers and sisters out of strangers. Everyone has to be forced to end the evening since our bus comes at 4am to take us to the airport.
We finish the day a the ministry house in prayer -- and a sweet time of prayer it is. I am deeply impacted every time I come here, but this time, seeing these young believers, brand new Christians and those seeking, personally makes me want to be a better pastor -- focused on our FIRST LOVE! O, if we would all just realized anew that it is all about Jesus!
Tomorrow will bring travel and return to our normal lives -- a new normal for those of us impacted by these days in Costa Rica!