Sundays at church.
We, as humans, as westerners, can make this day a routine. We get up, we sing along with the worship, we sit through the sermon, nod our heads, and then leave for the week leaving our faith behind till Sunday comes again.
We can make the mistake of switching what is meant for fellowship, for actively learning, for growing as a body to just something to check off of our list.
Today, Sunday, means something new for our students in Costa Rica. This Sunday means learning from a new culture, probably not understanding the language, leading worship, performing puppets and dramas, and sharing our stories (testimonies) with strangers.
Today our students will get to see first hand that no matter the difference of location, race, ethnicity, language, we are part of the Body. A body of Christ that may do things differently or have a service last close to 3 hours, but at the heart of it all is Jesus.
We are joining with Inglesia Evangelica Camino de Vida as we have come humbly to serve their community, encourage those who love Jesus, and give hope for their city to be won over by the Gospel.
What a wonderful way to exit this last week here in Alajuela by praising alongside brothers and sisters in Christ in the continual carrying of the Good News to the area.
*Huge shout out to the faithful Solomon, Katie, and Dylan for sharing their testimony for their first time in front of a Costa Rican church! Their words will be planting seeds in the hearts of many and impacting for the Kingdom more than we can possibly know!