On June 23, 34 local residents returned from a mission trip abroad to Costa Rica. Sent by First United Methodist Church of Uvalde, the team of church members left the United States on June 16. In total, they were gone eight days.
The team stayed in modest dorm-like accommodations at the Wesley House in Costa Rica’s capital, San José. From there, they traveled outside the city to Hogar Metodista Children’s Home, where they spent most of their time and effort.
The purpose of the trip was to help out with the construction of a multipurpose building, as well as conduct vacation Bible school. They also helped to erect a perimeter wall around the orphanage, to serve as a deterrent to squatters who may try to stake a claim to the land.
“There was a lot of stucco work going on,” said Sandra Cox, one of the members of the team.
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