George & Nancy

Mission Volunteer Journey – update #2 Agua Viva Serves (, Los Chiles, Costa Rica 31 October 2018   Hola!  Think of a time when things turned out better than you could imagined.  remember how elated you felt?  Or maybe extraordinarily grateful?  Or so happy that you were 2 people?    Well, that’s the kind of week this has been…. Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica...

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Mission Volunteer Journey – update #1 Agua Viva Serves (, Los Chiles Costa Rica 24 October 2018   Greetings!  today was full sun, hot and breezy…the kind of day that beckons you to be outside, but is so intense that you soon wither from the heat. Lots of volunteer options!  It started at 7am after a hearty breakfast with the VIM team from Winter Park, FL dividing into those who would travel 2+ hours to...

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December Mission Update

Posted By on Dec 11, 2017

I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but doesn’t leave us where it found us. – Anne Lamott   We’re reflecting on all the grace-filled experiences of this Mission Volunteer trip…the many times we’ve been guided by angels (and not so ‘disguised’), trusted with a personal story that touches the soul, offered an ‘adios’ and smile, given the honor of hearing dreams and disappointments,...

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November Mission Update

Posted By on Nov 26, 2017

22 November: Our mini-retreat started with a 5am local bus from los chiles to upala, gallo pinto and scrambled eggs breakfast, and hanging out at the bus terminal ‘til Pip met us.  We stopped at a women owned lunch spot before heading to Biagua to their B&B:  Casitas Tenorio. It’s a lovely setting:  small working farm on the road up to Volcan Tenorio National Park. Ask G to share a photo of the toucans or the oropendulums or the...

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Midpoint Mission Update

Posted By on Nov 11, 2017

11 November: our mid-point update! Other than going to remote project sites, we have been in Los Chiles 24/7 since we arrived a month ago.  However, in the next month we’re off [1] to: San Carlos, Nicaragua to make connections with a sister NGO Self-Help International and visit their surface water filtration and chlorination projects in southern Nicaragua the San Jose Noreste Rotary Club with the Global Grant impact report...

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