During the summer of 2010, I along with several friends went on a mission trip to an area of Costa Rica recently effected by a massive earthquake. We stayed in a small town of about 100 people close to the epicenter of the earthquake and were completely immersed in the culture. We saw up close the damage done, visiting a town that was completely flattened, and the perseverance of the local people who refused to leave the land they were raised on despite the dangerous conditions.
The first week of the trip was spent working in the restaurant that was run and operated by locals. Our group helped create signs for the restaurant that we could post along to sides of the roads to attract any tourists who may be driving through the area. We also helped prepare, serve and clean-up meals.
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