Work, Play, and Comida – Tuesday, December 30th

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It was another day of work for our team at La Finca today. Thankfully, we were blessed with a breezy, cloudy day, making the work a little easier. We continued making improvements to the church property by doing more cement work, filling in part of the drive way that leads into the church. We also painted parts of the drive way and the sidewalk in front of the property.

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After all the work was finished and we had some lunch together, it was time for our annual soccer match with the youth leaders from La Finca. The ticos (Costa Ricans) put up a tough game as usual, but our team was able to hold their own (with the help of Cory, our bus driver, and some of the youth leaders switching to our team). However, in the end, they still defeated our team 7-6.

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Our team finished the night with a traditional Costa Rican dinner at Doña Lela, a local restaurant that the team goes to every year. As simple as the dinner was, it’s an enriching time, where we get to bond and grow as a team, as well as a family. Some shared stories of past mission experiences, while others shared food that was too much for some to handle. Overall, the day was a simple. But sometimes it’s the simple ones where the teams get to connect the most, and this was definitely one of them.

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– Manny Patino

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