Monday, December 28, 2009

Finally Here

By Josh Hager

Well, we're finally here. Following 6 months of preparation, prayer, and fundraising our team of 19 has arrived in Costa Rica. After nearly 20 hours of traveling (including a 7 hour layover in San Salvador) we loaded a bus and headed to the Mission House. This house will be our home for the next 10 days...and a beautiful home it is.

It's hard to explain everything I am thinking and feeling as I eagerly await returning to La Finca. La Finca (the Farm) is located in the town of Los Guido and is one of the primary ministry areas for CLF Costa Rica. Just thinking about the place makes me smile.

Hundreds and hundreds of kids flooding the field for a week of Vacation Bible School. Dozens and dozens of children coming to know Christ for the first time on the cement floor of an old barn. A prayer walk around an empty section of field where now stands the New Life Church of Los Guido. Making tamales with kids on Christmas Eve. Laughter. Tears. Hugs. These are just a few of the memories I have at La Finca AND I am confident that God has even more prepared for us over the next week-and-a-half.

Tomorrow morning we will load a bus and head to this beautiful place. God WILL change MORE lives, create MORE memories, and build even MORE relationships!!!

Please pray for our safety and unity as a team and that God would give us an abundance of opportunities to make His name known!


  1. Safety,unity,and opportunities. Your specific request are greatly appreciated as we lift you to the Creator for His provision and care. We love you all and miss you already, but our hearts are filled with joy to send you out like arrows to fill a need and complete this work for God.

  2. We are so glad that you all are finally there!
    We will keep our hearts desires in our prayers since you are the hands and feet of God and us here at home.

  3. Yay! I learned a new word: La FInca means The Farm! You've change a life already! :) Keep it up and have lots of fun!

  4. We are praying for you all and looking forward to more photos and stories. Oh, and I can't wait to see the video.