Friday, August 13, 2010

The End with a Beginning

Today I graduated from my spanish language school, I even gave the speech on behalf on the graduating class in spanish. I said my final goodbyes to classmates and teachers, only crying a little bit. Then it was good bye to the missionary families that I have worked with for the past year. I was able to have one last meal with the Woolfords and then in my goodbyes I held in the tears until the drove away and then I lost it. But with all these goodbyes comes the beginning of my Dad and I's big adventure through Central America. We leave in an hour and half to spend 17 days traveling to the Panama Canal and then to Chitza Nitza, Mexico all over land. Its over a thousands miles and a lot spanish practice. I am sure it will be an amazing time. Look for updates of the trip on facebook along the way.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The beginning of Goodbyes

I have begun saying goodbye to the people I love. Sunday was my final service at my Costa Rican home church, Roca Viva. It has been a wonder place to learn and serve with such amazing people. I feel privileged to have had the chance to know these people, share life with them and grow closer to the Lord together. Graduation is friday, which means I have to say goodbye to all the friends that I have made at the language school. When I came to Costa Rican I never thought that I would leave with friends all over the world, but now I will. There are so many people that have become such dear friends it will be hard to say goodbye, many of whom I consider more like family.  Here are a few photos of those that will be missed.