About 150 painted cows have been scattered throughout downtown San Jose. We spent the afternoon on Saturday wandering around, with thousands of others, enjoying the "cow parade." (Gary Larson would have loved it!)
Well, it was time to renew our visas once again, and that means leaving Costa Rica for 72 hours. Our first plan was to take an 8-hour bus ride to Nicaragua, but when we found out there wasn't any more room, we were left with only one option: Fly!
So, what did we do? We prayed and God answered. Thanks to Ed and Wendy Mastellone and their amazing family we spent a weekend in El Salvador with Julia, Wendy's sister-in-law. Already having a special place in our hearts for El Salvador (since John has been down there 3 other times on Mission's trips) we were excited for the opportunity to return. However, we had no idea just how awesome God's blessing was going to be!
It didn't take us too long, after arriving, to realize that we were in for a very incredible weekend. The house where we stayed had 5 bedrooms, a swimming pool, lots of relaxing lawn chairs, and through the back gate, the Pacific Ocean.
So, thank you Dino, Julia, Ed and Wendy! We had a great time!
Thank you for clicking onto our blog. We are thankful for your partnership in the mission that God has called us to. Please enjoy the site and thank you again for praying for our family and for Paraguay!
The new CMA videos of our family arriving in Paraguay are in...
We have purchased a new van. It is a Hyundai H-1 that seats up to 12 people. This reliable mini-bus has been excellent for transporting our family around town.
Thank you so much for helping us purchase this van!
However, we still could use some donations towards our vehicle fund. We still need a little over $4000 to reach our goal. The van is bought, but we need to "pay back" the mission what we borrowed.
We know that the economy around the world is in very bad shape. We want you to know that we have always appreciated every cent that has been donated... and even more so, in these times, we appreciate your support! Thank you!
*If you would like to donate towards our car fund, click the link below and give towards "Approved Specials List,"
* When that screen opens up simply find "Latin America" and then under Paraguay select, "Vehicle Fund John Sappia"