¡Feliz Semana Santa! Happy Holy Week! Holy Week is a very big and special holiday here in Costa Rica. the whole week is dedicated to celebrating the life of Jesus Christ, and on the last 3 days of the week the whole country basically shuts down, even most of the public transportation stopped running! During the week the students got some time off from classes to celebrate this special time with family, and offer prayers and devotions to Jesus Christ. Although we didn’t get to go to campus this week, we still had plenty of things to keep us busy!
On Tuesday, the Japanese missionaries held their monthly Japanese Culture Event! Our American team supported the in putting on the event, and one of our guests, who was met by Jeff and Gabriel in late January, was able to come to a CARP event for the first time to the Japanese Culture Event. He really enjoyed his time at the event and even decided to stay afterwards for soccer! He shared that it was a beautiful and different experience coming to CARP!
As an opportunity to strengthen our relationship with God and True Parents and deepen our conviction and understanding of principle, on Thursday afternoon we decided to read and prepare lectures from the section Principle of Creation of the Divine Principle. and later that day we practiced giving lectures to each other! With both our internal guidances and Divine Principle lecture practice, it’s inspiring to see each one of us becoming owners in our life of faith and being able to share it with others! We hope to continue to grow and deepen our understanding of God and True Parents and the DP through these activities!
On Friday and Saturday, a two-day Divine Principle Workshop was held at the CARP Center. Three of the five guests that came were invited by our American CIG family, one of those was the guest that had come earlier in the week to the Japanese culture event! They were able to attend a portion of the workshop and out of the guests that we invited, two were able to become official CARP members!