Our youth group is about to embark on a weeklong experience to Costa Rica. We will be staying just outside San Jose, the captial city in a suburb called Alajuelita. We are working with a church there called Iglesia de la Ciudad. Admitedly, this is our Plan B. Our original hope was to go to Nicaragua, where we have missionaries our chuch supports, as well as friendships and relationships. Unfortunately, Nicaragua is experiencing civil unrest. At the latest count as of this writing, 130 civilians have been killed. Our thoughts and prayers are with our friends living there and with the Nicaraguan people. We are hopeful that Costa Rica will be a meaningful experience for us too. Many of us are excited and anxious for our time in San Jose.