Wow! I cannot believe that I have the honor of writing the last blog of this trip! And I also cannot believe that this trip is already over and our team is back in America.

This morning, our team of 24 was in Dallas, Texas and after quite a few hours of travel, we all made it safely back to Fresno at 10:45 this morning. Woohoo! It is so nice to be home but I know that we all miss Costa Rica so much.

This week, we learned a lot of valuable lessons and saw God move in such beautiful ways. I wish that I could capture in this blog post just a little piece of what we experienced over the past 12 days, but no words are able to explain it. Our team was able to meet and share the love of Jesus with kids who have very very hard lives, we were able to play games with them, worship with them and just be their friend. Our team was able to walk through communities full of beautiful people and see where they lived and HOW they live. Our team was bold, they were courageous, they were full of joy and love. It filled me with so much excitement just seeing how well my teammates served so wholeheartedly and loved people so well.

Words will never be able to explain how amazing this trip was, but God is doing big things in Costa Rica…and that sums it up. Our team is inspired and motivated to serve and love people in our own communities because we saw how well the locals of Costa Rica served and loved the people in their own communities.

thanks for following along with our adventures!Continue to pray for our team as we have to get back into the groove of life and that we will live out this mission trip now that we are back in the States.

-Kaitlin Riffel