The Gendreaus / by Clarita Castro

It's been two months since we moved to Costa Rica to attend Language School for missionaries. Isn't that crazy?! If you didn't already know, we are currently giving two years of our lives to missions. It's something that we completely believe in, and since we had been giving to misssions for such a long time, we thought to ourselves, why not go? So we went through this long process and got approved to serve in Santiago, Chile. For now, we find ourselves in Costa Rica until mid August, where we are currently receiving our training and expanding our knowledge in Spanish.

The first day we arrived in San José we met the Gendreaus. They had been part of CINCEL (our language school) since Last September and had been assigned to be our welcoming coaches. That very first night we had dinner with Phil and Mia and their beautiful girls, Selah and Shiloh. Not long after that first dinner Phil and Mia invited us to go to the beach with them to get to see a little more of Costa Rica. We saidyes of course and wanting to take advantage of the scenery, we offered a family session. The Gendreaus wanted to wear Costa Rican colors to their shoot: red, white and blue. Sound familiar? :) Together we had a blast getting dirty, walking on the sand, and enjoying a sunny day at the beach. The Gendreaus will be heading to El Salvador after they graduate in April; we will surely miss them.

Location: Playa Punta Leona, Jacó, Costa Rica