Raising Up the Poor Through Education
In Costa Rica, education is free. But each student must have a uniform to attend school. For many of the poorest families the cost of the uniform including shoes, and school supplies is just impossible. So the students end up quitting school. The Backpack Project’s mission is to show Christ’s love by blessing these kids with uniforms and school supplies so that the poorest can raise themselves from poverty through education.
We have successfully executed the 2018 project, with 285 kids getting complete packs.
Our goal is to make that 340 next year, and we've already started fundraising. Will you please prayerfully consider making a donation? Just $53 buys a child an education...$530 for 10 kids.... and $5,300 for 100. How about that math?
This is a really good investment!!! Please contact the
Ministry Leader: Jorge Gutierrez
Our Home Improvement Ministry is dedicated to improving the living conditions of local families in need and modifying the homes for individuals with physical disabilities. We focus on repairing existing homes and generally do not build new houses. (Except for Conchita's House in March of 2017, and Dona Martha's house in July of 2018).
We usually have a project going, or are planning one, so if you’re handy and available, please contact Alejandro Cuneca and volunteer. We’re always in need of materials and tools, so let us know what you have to donate. We thank you!
Ministry Leader: Alejandro Cuenca
MANOS DE ESPERANZA
The objective of Manos de Esperanza (Hands of Hope) is to help students grow and thrive by providing knowledge and skills applicable in the labor market, while encouraging spiritual and moral values through short devotions.
This Ministry also offers the students prayer and counseling if they so desire, and invites them to be part of our church if they wish. All of this amazing work is made possible through donations given by those with generous hearts full of love and the desire to bless others.
Currently we are holding English classes on Mondays and Wednesday from 10-12 and 6-8. To volunteer or refer a student, please contact our Ministry Leader: Vivian
SEEDS OF HOPE
Food Bags & Feeding Stations
Our mission is to reach out the less fortunate who are not just in need of material help, but in need of spiritual food as well. We share the Good News of Salvation through Jesus Christ, and pray together with each family according to their needs.
Food Bags Project
Through God’s blessings and your donations we prepare food bags for low income families living in the rural areas near our community. The bags are later delivered by a group of volunteers from our church, community members or mission groups visiting from abroad.
Want to support our ministry or become a volunteer to help deliver the food bags? Yes, please!
Feeding Station Projects
As part of our extended outreach, we provide food each month to four feeding stations in the area. The food is used by the churches in those areas to bless their local residents. Programs are ongoing on weekends to provide lunches to 250 children who otherwise may not eat all weekend, since they are not in school at that time. We are always seeking donations to supplement the beans and rice with some protein and fresh veggies.To donate, please go to the Giving page. To get more information on the next project, please contact: Anita Ortiz firstname.lastname@example.org