It was so nice spending the week in Jaco. After a week of learning and helping out with the after school program, I accomplished a life goal- I went surfing! Scott Freeman is an expert surfer and he was the one helping me. I got up and fell quickly on my second wave, but on the 3rd wave that I caught, I rode it all the way into the shore. It was one of the most exciting things I have done in a very long time! I felt like I was doing stunts with cheerleading again, waiting for the right feeling, and holding my balance. I was able to ride 3 waves all the way into the shore, and yelped for happiness the entire ride.
After spending an entire week in Jaco, seeing the need, the people I would be working with, and my newfound love for surfing, I could see myself working with the at-risk kids in Jaco in the future. We'll see how the Lord orchestrates it, if it's in His plans for me!