¡Hola! ¿Cómo estás? ¡Estamos en el hermoso país de Costa Rica! On January 14th in the afternoon, we arrived safely at the Juan Santamaría International Airport in San José, Costa Rica! At the airport, we were greeted by our CARP Costa Rica leader, Manho Woo, and by one the earliest CARP Costa Rica member, Eduardo Barboza.
Almost right after we arrived in this beautiful country, we were given the opportunity to meet with Rev. Sang Seuk Kim, the Latin America Regional President for FFWPU, as well as Takayoshi Kageyama, the director for second generation in our movement in Costa Rica. After talking with Rev. Dang Seuk Kim, we went to the CARP center and met the Japanese and Korean missionaries staying there, as well as the 21-day Costa Rica Leadership Training Program participants.
During the next few days, we took time to get settled into our new home, and to understand and experience the lifestyle of those living at the CARP center. We also visited the campus we will be witnessing at for the next four months, the Universidad de Costa Rica, and were able to listen to testimonies from the workshop participants. Being able to hear about their experiences CARP, and how much love they felt through the family atmosphere throughout He workshop was a very moving experience!!
We also received an orientation about witnessing, as well as a personal testimony about how CARP Costa Rica had started from Sr. Manho. Hearing about the foundation that Sr. Manho has created for CARP Costa Rica has encouraged us to want to support CARP Costa Rica even more. Although there will be many challenges ahead of us, we hope to be able to grow though our experiences, and support CARP here in sharing God’s love to the country of Costa Rica!