Here are a few pictures from the last several weeks in Atenas!!
Last week I celebrated my birthday for the first time in a foreign country. It was an awesome experience. My family and the staff went out of their way to make it a really special time beginning with dinner at Applebee's with my mentor and his wife, followed by waffles, eggs, and bacon for breakfast the next day, and capped off with Arroz con Pollo, or chicken and rice with birthday cake and homemade ice cream for dinner on my birthday.
Tomorrow I leave for the weekend with my family for a missions trip with our church. I am looking forward to spending one last big weekend with my wonderful host family before I return to see all of my missed family and friends in the states. God has truly taken great care of me and eased the burden of being so far from home.
As I think about all of the wonderful experiences that I have been able to enjoy the past six months, I am very thankful for each of the people who have helped to make this experience possible. This would not have been possible without each one of your prayers and support. I wanted to take another opportunity to tell each one of you thank you!!
Please keep each of the interns and staff in your prayers as we finish up our time here in Costa Rica and begin preparing to return to the states. Atenas has become home for each of us and we have each made many great memories here. I for one cannot wait to come back. However, I am excited to return home and see how the next great chapter that God has for me will unfold!! I know this is short, but its all I can think to write down right now. I look forward to seeing each of you and sharing about my experiences in the coming weeks and months!!