Meet Our Partners in Central America
RAQUEL LOPEZ | COSTA RICA
We Work with Operation Mobilization
Our KEY FOCUS AREAS are WOMEN IN NEED & COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION
Raquel Lopez is a native of Costa Rica and has been serving there for more than 14 years. Her childhood dream was to become a missionary abroad, but God called her to stay and minister in her home country. She has served in a variety of areas through Operation Mobilization and is now the Director of OM Costa Rica. She and her daughter, Sophie, love sharing the good news of Jesus. Their desire is to see vibrant communities of Jesus followers among the least reached.
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CARLOS + TATIANA TENORIO | COSTA RICA
We Work with CRU
Our KEY FOCUS AREA is LEADERS OF THE FUTURE
Carlos and Tatiana Tenorio serve with Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) in Costa Rica. Carlos is the National Director, and they have both served with CRU for over twenty years. Because Carlos and Tatiana began a relationship with Christ when they were college students, they are passionate about sharing the gospel and the love of Jesus with university students, professors, and administrative staff. Carlos and Tatiana hope that by developing strong missional followers of Jesus in the universities, this will result in a new generation to transform their country and other countries where these students may go. They have two children, Josué and Ester.
Our Short Term Mission Trips to Central America
TALAMANCA, COSTA RICA
There is a great need for pediatricians, internists, gynecologists, optometrists, gastroenterologists, RNs and other medical doctors to serve at the clinic in Talamanca. There may be some trips to outlying villages where people are in dire need of medical attention, but cannot get to the clinic. There may also be educational opportunities with the local government and in the high schools.
This trip supports our KEY FOCUS AREA of COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION.
COST | $2,200
REGISTRATION DEADLINE | JANUARY 10, 2019
CONTACT | LISA HAYNES
MOPS Moms are needed to organize and participate in a training and retreat program for Guatemalan MOPS leaders. You will host, encourage, teach and join in on meeting with MOPS groups from various socio-economic levels, including groups that have begun in the Mayan areas. This trip will also include a service project caring for local students in need.
This trip supports our KEY FOCUS AREA of WOMEN IN NEED.
COST | $2,500
REGISTRATION DEADLINE | FEBRUARY 23, 2019
CONTACT | JACQUE CARLSON
CRU – THE TENORIOS
Do you enjoy sharing your skills, talents and knowledge to help people improve their job or trade? If so, this team can use your expertise! By implementing the gifts God has given you, there will be ample opportunities to impact school campuses, city leaders and professionals. Whether it be one-on-one conversations or teaching in university classrooms or conference room venues, students and professionals alike will benefit from the variety of topics this team will bring. Themes and subject matter will depend upon the profiles and varying abilities of team participants.
Besides working with professionals and university students, there will also be time spent with local churches to strengthen and support their work with women and children at risk.
TRIP DATES | JUNE 29 – JULY 7, 2019
COST | $2,100
REGISTRATION DEADLINE | JANUARY 28, 2019
CONTACT | LESLIE CASTAGNA
SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA
FACE OF JUSTICE
Team members will minister alongside Face of Justice Ministries as they serve, shelter, empower and love survivors of human trafficking. There are an estimated 36 million people enslaved in the world today. Through a variety of ministries, prayer, and compassion, Face of Justice Ministries is having great success in reaching and providing care for exploited children, women, and men in San Jose, Costa Rica.
TRIP DATES | OCTOBER 19 – 27, 2019
COST | $2,000
REGISTRATION DEADLINE | MAY 18, 2019
CONTACT | STEPHANIE GRESH
WHY I WENT
Gods hand on this mission trip to Costa Rica was so clear from the 1st $500.00 provision. My dearest memory was being in the jungle and helping a blind woman, who used a branched stick for a cane. She could not see the beads to make a cross (our craft), so we joined hands and I would tell her each bead color in Spanish. The hope these tribal women had was mixed with anguished cries for prayer. It was so moving to hear all women cry out to God in Spanish, English, Dutch and tribal tongues.
Lisa Goheen | Talamanca ’16