Carolina Duran

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My name is Carolina. I met the Lord when I was 15 years old. I served in Sunday school, with youth, and many other ministries. Now, I am a mother of two children, a 10-year-old girl named Diarra Ester, and a 4-year-old boy named Jacob Samuel. We attend the First Baptist Church of Three Rivers.

At the age of 19, He called me to serve in missions with children, and that's when I began my preparation process. I participated in medical brigades, trained in indigenous reserves of C.R., and went on short-term trips outside of C.R. Then, at the age of 29, I left for Senegal, Africa, where I served with street children (talibés), teenagers teaching Spanish, and in daycare centers with children from different countries for over 10 years.

Four years ago, I returned to C.R., where it has been a process of readjustment. That's when I came across the Tutoring Center, where my daughter Ester had the opportunity to receive help with her studies, love, and understanding from Vanessa and Lily. That's when I wanted to help in the Tutoring Center and be part of this ministry, which is so important for the community.

Now the Lord is allowing me to do it full-time among my people, in my neighborhood of Los Guido, sharing the love of Christ, giving a little hope to see a different future in their lives. As Acts 1:8b says, "and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

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Carolina Duran serves in Costa Rica at our Education — Tutoring Center site.

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