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Basketball Teams Serve and Play in Costa Rica

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Over Christmas break, the Scots and Lady Scots basketball teams traveled to Costa Rica for a week of ministry and friendly competition. The teams visited an orphanage in San Jose, served at a feeding center for poor and underprivileged children, and spent time with women at a home for struggling mothers.

Both teams also enjoyed great basketball games, including two with the Costa Rican national team. Finally, the group celebrated with a day on the beach at Ponta Leona.

“It was an incredible trip,” says Kyle Taylor, head men’s basketball coach. “The players had open hearts and were willing to serve and share and give.”

Throughout the week, several students blogged about the experience. “In one of Professor Corbett’s classes, he says ‘you can’t serve someone you don’t know,’” wrote Ruth Gibson ’13 on their last day in Costa Rica. “My conclusion is this: we were here to plant seeds. We ministered by example, by how we treated each other and served our teammates. We shared the gospel and spent time with widows, orphans, and athletes. But the nurturing of the seeds will be done by the ones who live and work with these people every day.”

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