Zambia 2023: LET’S GO!!!

Hello from the Chicago airport! We have had an eventful day and a half being back on campus. Yesterday (Thursday) we had our pre-trip training where we learned how to use the Sawyer water filters, participated in icebreakers, and prepared for the next week and a half. The team was able to get to know …

Arrived and doing well in Talamanca!

The team made it to Talamanca and are doing great! They have no internet but their Push The Rock leader, Nattie, was able to reach out to me to send a couple pictures and let me know they had safe travels and all is well. They’re still writing blog posts each day and will get …

DAY 10: TIME FLIES AND SO DO WE

BY: Dut (Emma), Tigger (Allison), Megatron (Meg) After a great last night of reflection, we woke up for the airport this morning at 5:00am. When we got to airport, we cleared security and ate our last Costa Rican breakfast. We sat around and chatted over breakfast and reminisced on the great trip we had. We …

DAY 9: HUMBLING, LIFE-GIVING, JOYFUL, GROWTH, GOOFY, OVERWHELMING, MEANINGFUL, ADVENTUROUS, REFRESHING, BOUNDARY-LESS

BY: EZ (Eli S), Doorman (Griffin), and Kit-Kat (Kate) After a chilly night’s rest (the boys’ room set at a mere 62 degrees), we all were so grateful for Nattie, Josué, and Randall the Bus Driver for preparing a delicious breakfast this morning. Our meal consisted of cereal, yogurt, toast, eggs, and a Costa Rican …

DAY 8: COCONUT, CRABS, AND CHANCE

BY: Double A (Alaina), Magma (Jenna), and T Vines (Taylor) After waking up very early the last couple of days, we were grateful to have a slower start to the morning. We were excited to wake up to roosters crowing and Doorman (Griffin) letting us know he got the best picture in his hammock. We …

DAY 7: CALL SIGNS AND CHRIST

BY: ACE (Grace), Chance (Ben) & Groupa (Eli K) This morning we woke up to fresh fruit, plantains, eggs, sausage and cheese. We also finalized our Top Gun call signs, after talking about all the nicknames we’ve ever had the night before, and we came up with: Jason “J-Bird” GomoryGrace “ACE” ConnellyAlaina “Double A” AdamsEli …

DAY 6: TOGETHERNESS AND TACOS

BY: Shoe Dog (Title of Kate Majerus’ current book) and Dut (Emma Dutmers) If the early bird catches the worm, then these birds are completely full! Our morning began with a 4:00 am departure from The AMCA House, when we headed south towards Reserve Gauymi. Breaking up our 6-hour drive, we played car games, asked …

DAY 5: RESTING IN GOD

BY: GRIFFIN DORAN AND MEG MOREHOUSE We started off the morning by taking a short walk to a local bakery called “Musmanni”. Our mouths started watering before we had even entered the store. Some of our favorites included, carne empanadas, apple strudel, guava pastries, and Costa Rican beverages (the juice is AMAZING!). Shortly after our …

DAY 4: GROWING OUR ROOTS

BY JENNA CORE AND ALLISON SCHRAM What an early morning! The alarms started going off around 4:30 am, we got dressed and boarded the bus by 5 am, and we’re on our way for a day of ministry. Surprisingly, the bus was very chatty for that early in the morning. The front of the bus …

DAY 3: MARKETS, MINNOS, and MEMORIES

BY GRACE CONNELLY AND ELI SCHOONVELD This morning we started our day by sleeping in a little bit later and having breakfast and devotions at the AMCA house before leaving for the market. Our breakfast consisted of pancakes, bacon, pineapple, mango, cinnamon bread, and fruit juice. We traveled through San Jose arriving at the Municipal …

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