Countdown: Day 6

One week from yesterday, I head to Costa Rica to volunteer at St. Bryce Missions and visit with my friend Colleen Mitchell. Craig and the kids will join us as soon as school is out. Colleen has my Diet Coke (and, if I’m really good, margaritas as well) on ice, the rocker is ready on the porch, and they have already started lining up the babies for me to cuddle to my heart’s content.

Yeah, it’ll be rough. But I’ll try to soldier through.

It’s already been such a blessing to be a small part of this endeavor — it’s been touching to see people give so generously of their time and resources. My suitcase will be full of baby blankets, rosaries, and other gifts for the work there. Sarah is counting the days until she can see her friend Miss Colleen and paint the fingernails of the new mothers. Chris … well, I think as long as he doesn’t find a spider in his shoe he will be fine. And Craig has lost almost 20 pounds, so he can ride a zip line down the mountain. Because that’s HIS idea of heaven. (Just hope it’s not a one-way trip.)

If you are reading this, please pray for us as we travel, and for the work there. I will post regular updates, so if you don’t want to miss a single adventure be sure to sign up for the e-mailing list (to the right). Thanks in advance for going with us in spirit!

If you would like to help with the work, you can make a donation directly to St. Bryce mission here. Thanks so much for your support!

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