Costa Rica News – Have you ever heard of an early honeymoon? How about a honeymoon full of service to others? When you look around the world we are all in search of seeing the good in people; to restoring the belief that people’s hearts do care deeply about others.
John Mauro and Amber Kasic may be the only couple to have such a unique honeymoon story. They spent three weeks volunteering in Costa Rica, before their wedding.
They plan to get married in September, but as they are teachers it’s hard to take vacation during the school year. Wanting to take a long honeymoon, they decided to reverse the order of the wedding and the honeymoon.
They are good people, wanting to help others together. They have both done volunteer trips before. The organization they choose to volunteer with is called “Salvando Corazones,” or Saving Hearts. It’s a non-profit group that works with victims of human trafficking. The mission of this group is to build safe houses and provide education and rehabilitation to girls ages 10-18 who have survived human trafficking.
The couple spent time playing games and making crafts with the kids and teens. They brought the organization some computers that were donated from Grand Rapids. “They still have a lot of hope,” Kasic explained.
They look forward to bringing awareness to the issue of human trafficking, going on more volunteer trips together, using their abilities to make a difference, and possibly adopting one of the girls they met on this trip.