GUANACASTE, COSTA RICA

At the end of July I travelled to Guanacaste Costa Rica with a team of 9 other awesome people from my local church to do missions work! My experience was incredible & life changing. You probably hear that a lot from people who get back from a missions trip, but it is 100% the truth! I am now encouraging you and everyone else to go on a mission trip if you get the opportunity. 

My team partnered with YWAM (Youth With a Mission) and we got to work with many different ministries whilst we were down there (street ministry, maternity ministry, youth ministry, kids ministry, bible distribution and more) —if you want to hear more about the details we might just need to grab a cup of coffee and chat, we experienced so much!

I took a Canon PowerShot G15 camera down with me, as it is nice and compact, but still takes high quality pictures— I am actually really impressed with this camera’s capabilities! I didn’t put much focus on photography down there, but here are a few pictures that I snapped of the beautiful country.

Pura Vida! // [a common hello or goodbye costa ricans say. It directly translates to “pure life” or “simple life”, but to them it really means the way of life they live – they are very thankful and happy with what they have “going great” “really living” “taking it easy”]

 YWAM BASE

YWAM BASE

 TREE OF LIFE

TREE OF LIFE

 WENT FOR A LITTLE HIKE UP THE MOUNTAIN BEHIND THE BASE

WENT FOR A LITTLE HIKE UP THE MOUNTAIN BEHIND THE BASE

 STREETS OF NICOYA

STREETS OF NICOYA

 TRAVELLING BY BUS

TRAVELLING BY BUS

 DISTRIBUTING BIBLES AND PRAYING FOR FAMILIES

DISTRIBUTING BIBLES AND PRAYING FOR FAMILIES

  AFTER VISITING & PRAYING WITH A FAMILY IN THEIR HOME, THE WIFE GAVE US THESE HOMEMADE FREEZES TO COOL DOWN. THEY ARE MADE OUT OF THE YELLOW FRUIT (NANCE) AND WATER. 

AFTER VISITING & PRAYING WITH A FAMILY IN THEIR HOME, THE WIFE GAVE US THESE HOMEMADE FREEZES TO COOL DOWN. THEY ARE MADE OUT OF THE YELLOW FRUIT (NANCE) AND WATER. 

 OUR TEAM SAYING GOODBYE TO THE BASE <3

OUR TEAM SAYING GOODBYE TO THE BASE <3

 ON THE LAST DAY WE GOT TO RELAX, SURF AND SHOP AT TAMARINDO BEACH

ON THE LAST DAY WE GOT TO RELAX, SURF AND SHOP AT TAMARINDO BEACH

 ABOUT TO CATCH A WAVE - PIC BY D.B.

ABOUT TO CATCH A WAVE - PIC BY D.B.

 ENJOYING OUR LAST COSTA RICAN SUNSET

ENJOYING OUR LAST COSTA RICAN SUNSET