In July of 2019, it was my honor to travel to Costa Rica to spend a week with our Moravian brothers and sisters in both San Jose and Limon. My specific responsibility was leading a weekend retreat for the congregations of the province.
On Friday morning, the weekend began with about 50 children and youth gathering for a day of worship, singing, games, and programing at the Faith Moravian Church in Limon. The day ended with a dinner of grilled chicken, and then fun with glow-sticks.
On Saturday, the adults arrived for more programming under the theme "This Is Your Story." This gave me a chance to review the incredible story of our Moravian Church and how each of them and their congregations are still a part of it. Each congregational group gathered in small groups to review their own story and find ways in which they can continue to be a light to their communities today.
After our program closing program on Sunday morning, we all returned to Faith Moravian Church for a closing worship service, at which I was honored to preach. What a blessing it is to be welcomed into a Moravian community so far from my home, but yet where I always felt right at home.