Why are you expanding to Costa Rica?
We have been laying the groundwork for possible expansion to additional countries for a long time. After much prayer, seeking God's wisdom and multiple scouting trips all over Costa Rica, we are excited announce that we are finally ready to bring teams! This effort is much like we began nearly two decades ago in Nicaragua. We didn't have many resources but God gave us a vision to reach children and families in local communities and He has blessed us with more than 12,000 short-term missionaries!
God continues to give us a successful strategy in Nicaragua, that can be adapted to serve in Costa Rica as we seek to make Christ known and foster long-term growth.
Our vision is to fulfill The Great Commission found in Matthew 28:19-20 which says “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”
Are you still working in Nicaragua?
Yes! Our ministry in Nicaragua will continue to be our central focus. Our 2020 calendar is quickly filling up, and we believe it will be our most significant year yet!
Our Masaya Campus will be the central office for our work in Central America.
Where will teams be housed?
Liberia is in the Guanacaste Province, which is located on the Northwestern coast of Costa Rica.
We have identified several safe and secure hotel properties that will comfortably accommodate our teams.
As the ministry develops over the next several months, we will begin the search for property to establish a permanent home base.
What about the staff?
Many of our mission team members to Nicaragua know long-time staff members Abner Morales and his wife, Dr. Ariana Morales. As teams come to serve in C.R., they will come down from Nicaragua to lead the teams.
Additional personnel from our Nicaraguan staff will come down as needed to assist with teams with translating and construction.
What is the cost?
The cost of living in Costa Rica is somewhat higher than in Nicaragua. Therefore the initial cost for land fees will be $650 for a week, which includes food, lodging, ground transportation, translators, and more!
What airport should we fly into?
Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) in the city of Liberia will be the port of entry for all mission teams.
LIR is served by most major airlines, including United, Delta, American, and others.
Where will you serve in Costa Rica?
All of our ministry work centers around our local church plants. In keeping with this strategy, we have formed relationships with local Costa Rican pastors and churches to serve in Brasilito.
Playa Brasilito is located in Guanacaste Province on the northwestern Pacific coast. It's nestled between the resort destinations of Playa Flamingo and Playa Conchal. It's a modest fishing village with a very local feel and very pleasant residents.
We will begin working with Pastor Luis, his family and the King of Kings Christian Church. This area is similar to our barrio communities with great needs - physically and spiritually.
Our first project will be to serve the local community with children’s programs, Bible teaching, prayer walking, and the construction of two homes.