Last Monday, John and I went to El Llanito to give out some goodies from the organization we are helping…’Serve One Another in Love’.

The founders of Serve One, Scott and Staci, came down to Costa Rica the Thursday before. Their plan was to go say hi to all the kids on Thursday and then on Friday distribute all the goodies they had collected for the kids at the El Llanito public school (backpacks, notebooks, deodorant, toothbrushes, brushes, soap, etc).  Unfortunately, like most news in Costa Rica, they found out on Thursday while they were with the kids that the teachers were going on a one day strike on Friday.  So, since Scott and Staci were going to be gone by Monday, John and I got to help distribute for Serve One.

The kids were thrilled to be receiving their own backpacks. They eagerly got in lines to get their boy or girl backpack. And starting pulling out all the different things they had just received.

I had a little fun with the pics and I think the kids did too. We started using a few props for our pics…they were cracking up.

The teachers also had a field day because they got new trash cans and some new materials (glue/pencils/etc) for their classrooms. AM also gave us some flyers that had been dropped off in Potrero. All the posters had small bible verses on them and all the teachers picked out a couple for their classrooms. It was fun because we teach adult english in the kindergarten classroom on Monday night. And 2 of the posters were already hanging that night!

All the kids had huge smiles and were so thankful for all the supplies! Thank you Serve One and Scott and Staci for all the donations to El Llanito!!

 In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ -Acts 20:35