Serving in Rio Azul

Serving in Rio Azul

"At the end of 2013, my husband and I were invited to serve as leaders in a Costa Rican church restart in a nearby slum, Rio Azul. We had prayed for years that God would open doors so that we could participate on just such a team and were blown away by God’s goodness to provide [...]

1000 Words: Learning Amidst The Rubble

1000 Words: Learning Amidst The Rubble

Children enjoy a short recess at a local community school in Gressier, Haiti, playing in and around the partially destroyed building that houses some of their classes. A new three-room school building (not pictured), built by short-term teams from ReachGlobal/TouchGlobal, only provides space for some of the more than 120 students that now attend the [...]

1000 Words: Father-Daughter Bonding

1000 Words: Father-Daughter Bonding

Dave Mathis (Calvary Church, MO) swims at Taino Beach in Haiti with his soon-to-be-daughter, Oltania. Dave and his wife, Sharron, are in the process of adopting Oltania from the Operation Love The Children Of Haiti orphanage in Leogane. They had a day of bonding at the beach in early October following Calvary's week-long work trip with EFCA ReachGlobal. [...]

1000 Words: Face Painting in Costa Rica

1000 Words: Face Painting in Costa Rica

Anderson, a Costa Rican boy, paints the face of Sierra, a volunteer from Rimrock Church in Rapid City, South Dakota, during a vacation Bible school activity. Fourteen youth and five adult leaders from Rimrock traveled to San José, Costa Rica, in July for a 10-day mission trip working with a local church, Centro Internacional de Avivamiento (International Revival Center) [...]