We were excited to send some of our SMA youth on a mission trip to Costa Rica this July. Our youth missionaries, in collaboration with the Diocese of Easton, helped build a church and participated in Vacation Bible Study with local children. Our parish donated 36 Spanish Bibles for the villagers.
In April of this year, the group hosted a Costa Rican Dinner in our Parish Hall. Those in attendance learned a little bit about the trip and the goals of the mission team, and tasted delicious Costa Rican food prepared by the youth and a few parents. Funds from the dinner went toward the mission trip fundraising goals.
During the Garden Market, pretzels were sold along with chances to win a “money tree”. Additional fundraisers, including an Envelope Drive, a neighborhood yard sale, two benefit dinners at local restaurants, and a jewelry sale, helped raise the funds necessary for this journey.
Our returning missionaries reported to the parish about their experiences, and shared pictures, during the Adult Education Hour.