Estefanía Amador Navas
Pastor of San Jorge de Upala Church of the Nazarene
District NMI President
Have you heard that when the Church comes together, the Lord is glorified? This is what happened with the San Jorge de Upala Church of the Nazarene in Costa Rica during a three-day Maximum Mission trip.
Nine people participated, including seven from the Poás Church of the Nazarene (Costa Rica) and two from Chicago, IL (United States), and they worked together in construction projects and compassionate ministry to serve the community.
During their time in San Jorge, the team shared the love of God in areas where the church has been actively ministering for the past year and a half.
They conveyed the love of Jesus with the children during a fun-filled Saturday morning activity and in the afternoon held a special women’s event, in which five women came to a church event for the very first time.
The second day ended with a movie in the community, in which 45 people from the community were in attendance. Neighbor Rafael Romero said, “Thank you for the great message you came to give our community. Keep it up!”
Ariel Gómez, Poás NMI president, said, “The Lord is listening to our prayers. He has been acting in the midst of our service and is encouraging us to continue. It is wonderful to see God move in this town – it has been one of the best experiences of my life!”
The trip ended with a service of thanksgiving on Sunday, and five new people were a part. The team and the church believe that God has left a mark on the hearts of the children, youth, and adults, and that the Church will continue to live and grow, to the glory and honor of our Lord Jesus Christ.