Category Archives: Costa Rica

Summer 2014 – Verano 2014

Yes, we know it’s not summer anymore, but we want to catch up with some of our summer events.  Sí, sabemos no es verano, pero queremos contar nuestras noticias. First, we’re not in Costa Rica at language school any longer; we … Continue reading

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Ciclo Vanessa

    A “ciclo” in Costa Rica is a bike shop.  The proprietor is Edwin Madrigal and Scott spent a lot of time there the last six months practicing his conversational Spanish.         This is Edwin with … Continue reading

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June 2014 Update

Scott on a bike?  Jody working in a kitchen?  What were we doing in Nicaragua?  And did our Springfield house ever sell?  Find the answers in our quarterly update. Mobile Device version (html) Print version (pdf)  

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We spent most of our spring break from language school volunteering at Renacer.  A ministry of Christ for the City, Renacer is a residential rehabilitative program for teenage girls rescued off the street. Our work, like most volunteer work, wasn’t glamorous:  Jody was … Continue reading

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We are in Costa Rica on a tourist visa which allows a maximum of 90 days within the country. As a consequence, language school students must exit the country periodically and re-enter 72 hours later to obtain another 90 days … Continue reading

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God’s Wrath and God’s Love

We recently finished a unique week at language school.  They call it “spiritual emphasis week.”  During the week a guest speaks twice every day (the teachers aren’t supposed to give homework to make it easier to fit it all into … Continue reading

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March 2014 Update

Hot off the electronic press! print version (pdf) mobile-device version (html) Highlights include: why we’re in Costa Rica (instead of Ecuador) after 80 years, our organization changes its name photos AND where we will live in Ecuador Thank you for … Continue reading

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As most of you know, “flora” is the Spanish word for flower.  Although it’s winter in Oregon, it’s summer in Costa Rica.  Costa Rica is in the northern hemisphere, but it only has two seasons.  The dry season is summer … Continue reading

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National Elections

Costa Rica had its national elections on Sunday, February 2nd.  The president is chosen by popular vote.  Costa Rica currently has 13 political parties and the election doesn’t determine a president unless one candidate receives at least 40% of the … Continue reading

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Sunrise, Sunset

For those who are curious about our life here in Costa Rica, here’s a little almanac trivia for you. Today (Valentine’s Day) in San Jose, Costa Rica, the sun rose at 5:56 a.m. and will set at 5:45 p.m. (11 … Continue reading

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