What’s Happening with the Harpers? It’s been a long time since we have updated our blog. While the pace of life is slower in Costa Rica, the things we fill our days with are much different and things that were easy before are hard to keep up with sometimes! We have officially finished our first … More ¿Qué pasan con los Harpers?
We are officially finishing up our 5th week of classes! That’s 25 days full of nouns, articles, verbs, a few tears, and adjectives. We have had many moments where we are simply amazed that we have the opportunity to be students and really focus on learning language. I (Gini) really can’t imagine doing this any … More A Day in Our Shoes…
I woke up early this morning in one of those ways in which you are lying flat on your back when your eyes pop open and going back to sleep becomes impossible. I heard the Holy Spirit whisper, “I’m going to do some uncomfortable things this week.” And, as only the Holy Spirit could do … More Testing
We did lots of research before our big move to Costa Rica. We studied weather trends, basic local info, like how the locals are called Ticos, the kinds of things we could expect to purchase upon arrival, etc. But there were several things that caught us by total surprise! Bullfighting Yes, that’s right! We arrived … More What they don’t tell you before coming to Costa Rica….
When moving to another country you calculate all the things you will need and how you will get it to your final destination months ahead: planning each detail to the pound, ordering special bins to carry your most fragile items and may even fit a few extra items to make your transition a little easier … More Costa Rica or Bust
Sometimes the Lord speaks to you gently and quietly, sometimes he speaks loud and wraps hundreds of arms around you! Ben and I were so blessed by our family as they rallied around us praying four our family, our journey and the people of Peru. There are times that I get nervous about the days … More Covering
With visas now in hand, our next adventure was to try to nail down some housing in Costa Rica. With the help of some new friends who are already attending the language school we will be attending, we were able to find an apartment, making us one step closer to moving in! (Check out the … More Countdown to Costa Rica