” . . . that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith” (Romans 1:12, NIV).
Getting mail here in Costa Rica is an amazing thing. It is always such an encouragement to hear from family and friends. We’ve had some unusual experiences these last couple of years. We’ve received Christmas cards in February, graduation announcements in July, and a few wedding invitations just two weeks to within a few days of the actual ceremony.
Three days ago, we received a sympathy card two months from the postmark date. How the card ended up in Barbados is beyond me. My best guess is that someone, reading quickly, mistook “Bar Lourdes” for the Caribbean island.
Again, we enjoy receiving mail from our family and friends, but it is probably best if you stick to email and other social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and/or SKYPE to share your life experiences with us. The mail system continues to improve here in Costa Rica. But it still has a ways to go. Our street has no name, there are no house numbers, and our mailman shows up on a motorcycle and honks at the front gate. Addresses here are most commonly narrowed down to which block you live on.
Our address is below, if you feel compelled to send us anything. But keep in mind it takes an average of two to three weeks to get here:
Steve and Angela Lucas
Sabana Larga de Atenas
50 metros al sur de Bar Lourdes (Rill)
Costa Rica, 20501