Just so you know, our missions trip is going incredibly well.  We finished our first full day of Kids Games, we painted our hearts out this afternoon and our team is now engaged in a rigorous game of Spoons, sans myself.  I’ve been half napping and half waiting for my pictures to upload and for some reason it takes practically forever.  That being said, I’m going to continue to do my best using my iPad to blog, but I may have to wait to share more of my pictures when we get home.

Now you know.

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Since I waited for about an hour to upload these five pictures, I thought I would share a bit about a fun adventure that we took a few days ago.  That way I’ll know my time spent was not in vain.  Moving on.  This past Sunday, we had a free afternoon, and some of our Costa Rican friends suggested an outing to a nearby roller skating rink.  Of course we were game to go.  Because when in Costa Rica, you do as the Costa Ricans do.  And they do fun pretty well.  While we were waiting for them to arrive, we hung out at a local park.  Some of our team threw a football around, and the rest of them hung out here to watch.

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When our friends arrived, we walked a few blocks to the Roller Skating rink.  And it was more awesome than you could ever imagine.  And if you don’t believe me, these skates say it all.  Tying them on, I was instantly transported to my elementary school years where skating parties were where you went to hang out with your friends and have junky snacks.

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I’ll be honest.  It took a few wobbly laps to get my bearings, but once I did, it was sheer enjoyment.  And I also have to give a huge shoutout to this girl.  Her first few laps involved some pretty hard falls and lots of tears.  But little by little, she got the hang out it.  She was delighted to have the help of some of our new friends and by the end of our time, she was skating like a pro.

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It was a delightful afternoon.  Some of our team opted out of skating, which was totally fine.  They probably had just as much fun watching as they would have skating, and it was much more safe from the stands.

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All in all, it was a fantastic experience.  We got some great exercise in, we had a blast and it was an incredibly fun way to spend the afternoon.  Again, all is well in Costa Rica.  Great things are happening, our team is incredible and I am so, so thankful for everything that God is doing here.  Lots of love to you all, and goodnight!

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Written by lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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