the eve of our mission journey

I am sitting here tonight reflecting over the day and how very fortunate I am to be able to share such a wonderful experience with the wonderful new perspective.

In just a few short hours, Heather and I will join Katelyn, Nathan & her dad Doug around 2:30 this morning to begin the first leg of this journey; the drive to Logan Airport in Boston. The flight leaves bright and early at 6:18 in the morning bound for Liberia.

Wow is how I feel right now seeing the beginning pictures of the slab foundations being readied for our arrival. This is really happening and I am so blessed to be a part of it.


Mercy Home Ministries Team Prepares the Foundation


A lot of work has to be done to the prepare the house sites in advance of our group’s arrival in Costa Rica on Saturday, February 24.

Maximo from Mercy Home Ministries sent this email update today. “The foundation for Berta and Gerson’s house was done yesterday by the Mercy Home Ministries Staff. Today Bombón and Chebo are laying the 70 blocks. Manuel, pastor, Carlos and another volunteer, pastor Luis, are preparing the land at Katia and Jeffry´s, so we can pour the foundation tomorrow. All the materials, except the wood, are at 506 (where our group will be staying and working) or the sites. We plan on cutting and treating the wood on Saturday and Sunday.”

In the meantime, Nathan and I are getting our suitcases packed for the trip and trying to make sure we don’t forget anything. We will fly out of Boston with 8 others from New England. Our flight is too early for my taste – 6:18 am, but at least it’s direct!

Looking forward, Katelyn


Night Before We Leave

Here we go! Neal and I fly out from Cleveland to Liberia on Fri 2/23 leaving at 2:35 pm. We will spend the night in Liberia and meet the group arriving on Sat., then travel on to Nosara.

It’s 10:40 pm. We’re packed! I’m trying out this blog. Not a very interesting post, but bare with us, they’ll get better! We’re excited for a great experience and the joy of working together to accomplish something good! May we all be blessed and guided!

Carolyn Sadler

Counting down

Suitcase 1
Just the essentials

We are getting close, only 8 more days before we can start our journey of doing the Lord’s work and meeting some new friends, that I dare to believe will become new lifelong friends.

Heather and I are pretty much packed, trying not to overpack but being sure to bring enough as well. I have filled one small suitcase with Stuffed Moose & Lobsters for the children we meet in our temporary village, kindly given by the company I work for back home in Maine. I thought they would be representative of our great state of Maine.

I’m ready to have this wonderful spiritual journey to unplug from all of the mayhem going on in the plugged in world and just be a simple servant.

John 12:26 “Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.”