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Hickory Locals Connect with City's Adopted Son in Costa Rica

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Members of First United Methodist Church in Hickory spent the 4th of July holiday outside of the United States in Costa Rica. While they were there, the members were able to connect with Ignacio Solís, a Lenoir-Rhyne University student and soccer player who is also the son of Costa Rica’s newly elected leader, Luis Guillermo Solís.

The church members presented a “Key to the City of Hickory” to Ignacio, while they were in country. Ignacio then presented the key to his father. Another unique aspect to this story is Ali Hale, featured a few weeks ago on My Fox Carolinas, who also traveled with the group to Costa Rica.

Her father Jeff Hale said 32 people made the trip to “support Christian Missions on the ground in Costa Rica, in particular building and feeding programs in Carrillos Bajo and La Carpio.” The church members’ work included pouring concrete and building wall systems, among other work, to prepare worship center and a parsonage. They also took time to feed children at the Methodist Mission Feeding Program in La Carpio.

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