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Meet the Hieberts

Hello all, just wanted to share a link with you today. As many of you know, I'm studying Spanish here in Costa Rica for a year in preparation to move to Venezuela next fall. Also planning to go to Venezuela is the Hiebert family. Chris and Angela attend the same school as me, and they have two very fantastic boys named Mackenzie and Lukas. A few weeks ago, Chris had the opportunity to head to Caracas with Murray Derksen, our Regional Developer. You can read his blog post here about his trip and what it was like to meet the people who we will be hopefully working alongside next year. While you're there, why not check out their other blog posts and get to know this family better. They have been such a blessing to me here in C.R. and I really wish that all of you could meet them. Please remember to pray for the Hieberts as well, as I will hopefully be doing ministry with them for many years to come!

"Do you know the way to San Jose....er....I mean...Heredia?"

This has been a crazy week, I am sooooo glad it's the weekend! On Tuesday I got brave and headed to the other side of the city (Heredia) to visit a friend of my aunt's who is in Costa Rica for a few weeks. To cut costs, I decided to take the bus there and then come back in a taxi. Lucky for me, a few friends were heading downtown San Jose so I joined them for that leg of the journey. In San Jose, there is no published bus schedule so once we got downtown, one of my friends began asking people where to catch the bus to Heredia. It's always good to ask 3 or 4 people, because more than likely you'll get a number of different answers! And oh ya, did I mention that in San Jose most of the streets are not named or numbered? And if they are (mostly downtown) people don't really know the names or numbers??? After a bit of a hike through the streets, we found the place and I was on my own the rest of the way. I had no idea where to get off the bus, but once we got…

There's a Chill in the Air...

Please don't laugh, but there really is a chill in the air in San Jose right now! The last few days the weather has really taken a turn. After the torrential downpour of last week (and consequent landslides and flooding), the temperature has dropped and the wind has started to blow. In fact the wind was blowing so hard the other night it actually woke me up! Now, I know many of you will laugh at me when I say this but at night the temperature is going below 20. Yes, it's true. That may still seem tropical but it's a damp coolness that chills you right through. I actually put my feather duvet on my bed last night, since concrete walls and a lack of a furnace can make for a chilly night. My Tico hosts say that over the next month it's going to get quite cold, some nights getting down to 14 degrees. This makes for an interesting season here in San Jose...I went shopping at the mall a few weeks ago and we went into 'Zara'...I was shocked to find wool pea c…