At church this week our pastors challenge was to be Jesus not just a "Christian” and start to let love break down the walls. There is such a Christian / Catholic conflict that often is a wall. Some won’t even go to a funeral of their best friend or neighbor if it is not in the church they attend.
This week Bonnie was walking and two ladies from the Catholic Church that knew her asked if she wanted to buy tamales for their fund raiser. Bonnie asked if it was for the Catholic Church and they said yes. After buying the tamales, Bonnie she said that she wanted to support anything that was for the glory of God. This small act showed we are here to be part of the community and not to divide. We feel welcomed and enjoy being active in the community. Our actions speak much louder than our words!
One of the obstacles to over come is to walk the fine line which is clearly defined in Costa Rica. Are you Catholic or Christian? We like to say we love Jesus and have Jesus in our heart and love him very much. Do you love Jesus? Most say yes so we start there with unity verse conflict. Knowing this it makes some of the little things we do big in the eyes of the community.
The impression you leave on others is not by the words you say necessarily, but by how you act and react to a situation. .
Bonnie is swimming twice a week with some friends at 5 a.m. in a pool 25 min away. Great way to start off the day. Exercise and eating healthy helps her have the energy she needs to do all the other activities and outreaches she is involved in.
Bonnie is teaching at the school and is enjoying making educational games to go with the different unites. The school is filled with hands on learning games, songs and activities. One of the goals of the school is to make learning fun and keep our expectations high.