This time of year (summer in the USA, technically ‘winter’ here in Costa Rica) is not only a time for many teams to come serve at the Abraham Project, but also for young adults from across the country to come and work as interns for a month or more.
This summer Jonathan and Amy Griffith, the missionaries who run the intern program, will ‘host’ a total of 19 interns! Ten young adults, ranging in age from 14-21 already came in June and dedicated a month of their summer to serve here at the Abraham Project. Another nine are here this month. They come from all over the U.S., ready and willing to work, serve, help, engage in the culture, and most importantly grow in their relationship with Jesus. They live with local Tico families, and are mentored by Jonathan and Amy throughout their time here.
Here are a few pictures that give you a glimpse into the life of an intern:
They lead and participate in the weekly prayer meetings we have on Friday mornings.
They paint. (Getting instructions about the job from Steve Thomas)
They cook dinner for the children's homes.
They dig holes in the new property adjacent to the Project (an archeological study had to be done as part of the permitting process to build the next children's homes - this included digging 42, 1x1x1 meter holes!).
They explore Costa Rica and do zip lines!
They go hiking with the local church's youth group.
They babysit the Griffith kids to give the hard-working parents a little mini-vacation!
They hang out with the kids from the children's homes.
And they do much, much more. Thank you interns for coming and graciously giving your time and energy and love to the Abraham Project this summer! More pictures to come of the group that is here serving this month...