Monterrey, Mexico – Day 1 of 4

I (Mike) type this entry (at 5:30am) from the airport in San Jose, Cost Rica as I await my flight to Monterrey, Mexico.   I will be in Mexico for four days attending Mission to the World’s Latin America Leadership Conference.  This event will be attended by the mission team leaders from every country in […]

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Matt Keiser, missionary to Honduras

Meals with Missionaries

In the past few days we shared meals with a few missionaries that we met at Spanish Language School here in Costa Rica.   First we had Matt Keiser over for lunch.  Matt is a Mennonite missionary to La Ceiba, Honduras…where we are going. Matt is from Pennsylvania where he was a school teacher. We are excited […]

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A Si TLC event

Costa Rica Approves CAFTA

Costa Ricans on Sunday appeared to narrowly vote in favor of joining the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) with the U.S. Costa Rican voters backed CAFTA, by the slim margin of 51.58 percent in favor to 48.42 percent against. Opponents of the pact refused to recognize the results, which went against most pre-vote polls showing the […]

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NO TLC sign in a neighbors window

Central American Free Trade Agreement

On Sunday (10/6) Costa Rica is holding a nationwide vote on a referendum. The question at hand is whether Costa Rica should join the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), known in Costa Rica as Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC).  In short, this is a regional free trade agreement with the U.S. The agreement—which would reduce or eliminate […]

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Our first electric bill

Time to Pay the Piper

Today was a very exciting day.  We paid our electric bill. No really…that is exciting. Like everything else, paying bills is a little different then what we are used to. There are many questions.  We have no mailbox, so how do we get our bill?  When we received the bill it was in Spanish, so did we understand […]

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