costarica

Please Pray For Costa Rica Mission's Team

UPDATE: Due to the worldwide COVID-19 virus we had to postpone our mission trip to the summer.  After hours of prayer and planning, we are happy to announce our new date of August 1-8, 2020!

One of our student ministry’s values is every student gets to experience a mission trip by the time they graduate.  Because we see the value of short term mission trips as a crucial step in a student’s faith journey.  And our senior high ministry feels called to go to Costa Rica for our 2020 spring break mission trip.  There will be 36 of us, 30 students and 6 leaders who will be going on this trip.  We will be partnering with local pastors and churches where we hope to make a difference in the lives of those we serve and experience a life change ourselves.  When we come to Costa Rica, we will be given an opportunity to lift up pastors who have invested in their communities every day while sharing the love of Christ with those you meet in tangible ways.  Each day we will be serving in ways such as:

 - Each morning we will be working with workers from a banana plantation
 - Afternoons we will be going door to door with bags of food and prayer
 - Evenings we will be providing a children’s VBS style experience for close to 250 neighborhood kids

We are excited about this opportunity to expand our worldview, be able to join in where God is already at work in Costa Rica, and help reach more people for Jesus!  Each of our team members has shared why they want to go and some prayer requests on the following pages.  Please pray for our team and feel free to contact any of our team members to learn more!   CLICK HERE for a PDF of our prayer cards. 

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Population: 4,695,942

Language: Spanish

Average Family Income: $5,000 / year

Weather: 70-82 degrees 115% humidity

Location: Central America

Main Religions: Roman Catholic, Atheist

Climate: Tropical and Sub-tropical (70-80 degrees)

Currency: 500 colonies = $1

History: Gained independence from Spain in 1821 

 

Want to Give Towards This Trip?

If you want to go beyond praying for this trip and would like to give financially to an individual or the whole group it would be greatly appreciated.  Each person has to raise $695 PLUS airfare in order to go.  Feel free to mark Costa Rica on your check or give online by going to firstmbchurch.org/give.  Then fill out the giving form and choose “student mission trip.”  (If you want your funds to go to a specific individual please email Becky Klassen at bklassen@firstmbchurch.org your amount and name of the participant).  Thank you so much!