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Game On Feature: MBB Costa Rica Ministry

October 19, 2016  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Prior to the start of the 2016-17 academic year, Liberty's men's basketball had an opportunity to travel to Costa Rica to participate in an offseason tournament.

The LFSN Game On staff traveled with the Flames on the trip, documenting Liberty's experiences, both on the basketball court and around the Costa Rican culture.

During one of the days on the four-day trip, Liberty's basketball team was granted the opportunity to visit the Holy Spirit Orphanage in San Jose. Today's Game On feature provides a look at Liberty's ministry opportunity.

For more information about this portion of the Costa Rica trip, see a portion of's blog post from this day of Liberty's trip (click here for the full blog post).

Flames Visit Holy Spirit Orphanage

What will probably be one of the top highlights of this trip was the visit to the Holy Spirit Orphanage or Asociacion obras del Espiritu Santo. This ministry is truly amazing. More than just an orphanage, Holy Spirit's mission is to provide a home and education for children who come from broken homes and dangerous living situations.

The Flames stopped by the church first and learned about the orphanage's origin and mission. The team then visited some of the educational center's classrooms and introduced themselves to the children before sitting down with them for lunch.

After lunch, the Flames went out to the playground with the children. During the recess period, the kids showed off their soccer skills, while the Flames gave them some basketball tips. It was amazing to see the impact we had on the children there. The kids enjoyed talking with the players in the cafeteria and had a blast playing games with them on the playground. Before we departed, the children told us they did not want us to leave.

Josiah Talbert was mic'd up during the visit and really embraced the entire experience, offering piggy back rides to whoever wanted them. Be on the lookout for his interactions and conversations with the children there in a future Game On feature.

The Flames also toured other parts of the orphanage, including the prayer chapel, the daycare center and the shelter. We were not able to take photos or video in the shelter since the children there are protected. Ms. Rosa, who runs the shelter, was very welcoming and the kids there were really excited about the Flames' visit.

The photo gallery below contains numerous photos from our unforgettable visit to the Holy Spirit Orphanage. Gracias to the entire staff there. Their commitment to sharing the love and message of Jesus Christ with the children who live and go to school there is evident.