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Hialeah Youth Bring Hope and Help To Costa Rica

posted on October 22, 2013, under Church by

by Rolando Morgado

Members of the Hialeah Spanish Church summer mission trip had time to enjoy some beautiful Costa Rican scenery.

Members of the Hialeah Spanish Church summer mission trip had time to enjoy some beautiful Costa Rican scenery.

Nacira Ruiz, left, helps give free medical screenings for Costa Rican local residents.

Nacira Ruiz, left, helps give free medical screenings for Costa Rican local residents.

Twenty young people from Hialeah Spanish Church participated in a summer mission trip to Costa Rica, July 12-22.

For 10 days, these young people, accompanied by their pastors, Efrain Duany and Rolando Morgado, preached, worked on construction projects, held medical visitations, and ministered to the poor. More than a dozen people were baptized, and many decided to attend church because of the example and love shown by this group of young people.

“Being able to help others and bring them hope was more than a logo or theme for our mission trip, it was our motto and purpose,” says Gabrielys Carbajal, one of the participants.

Jennifer Mena hauls away a load of dirt at one of the mission trip's construction sites.

Jennifer Mena hauls away a load of dirt at one of the mission trip’s construction sites.

It was not a mission trip of only 20 young people—the entire Hileah Spanish Church was involved. Funds were raised with car washes, letters to institutions and businesses, and money boxes for children and families.

“As I saw the young people going out every day, giving their best in construction sites, medical activities, and preaching the Word, I saw Jesus working in and through them, touching hearts in need of a Savior,” testifies Pastor Morgado.

Next year, the Hialeah youth plan to minister state-side by joining the Impact Miami 2014 mission trip, a two-county outreach initiative by the Florida Conference Youth/Young Adult Ministries Department.


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