In 2016, the Mann Family visited Costa Rica Mission Projects (CRMP) led by Wil Bailey. Wil works with the Methodist Churches in Costa Rica connecting teams to help build Sunday School classroom, sanctuaries as well as building beds for homes in the community that don’t have them. CRMP not only hosts teams, but they also offer a preschool for single moms in the area that either have a job or are in school.
In November 2017, Resurrection global ministries staff visited CRMP to see if we are being called to partner together. We had a wonderful stay at the CRMP Mission Center, visited with 2 local Methodist Pastors as well as the preschool director.
We are excited to announce the first Resurrection team will head to Costa Rica July 21 – July 28. Won’t you prayerfully consider joining this family-friendly outreach trip to San Isidro, Costa Rica, which will include families, couples and individuals who not only could be working with local churches, in a local childcare center and in light construction work but will serve as Resurrection’s final site assessment team.
There are few requirements, however, we are especially seeking individuals who are potentially interested in leading a future team here (in-country arrangements are mostly handled by the site; most team leader responsibilities involve pre-trip coordination with extensive help from Resurrection missions staff).
On the right is a local pastor (burgundy shirt) and one of his amazing church leaders. These two serve in a community that has looked at the church with distrust and ambivalence. Their response is to go out on the street and meet people where they are. They are welcoming of everyone and hope to add a sports court at the rear of their property so that the people in the community have a safe place to hang out.
The CRMP has several very clean and nice bunkhouses (seen here) where teams stay while serving in the local communities. Breakfast and dinner (pictures below) will be served on site by the wonderful Costa Rican staff with traditional foods – you won’t go hungry! Costa Rica is a beautiful country filled with beautiful people. You may also stay a few days beyond your serve trip and just enjoy the country and culture!