PASTORAL SUPPORT PROGRAM - PREPARING FOR REVIVAL
Many of our outreach programs are not just for our church alone. We believe that to grow the Kingdom, a strong Ecumenical program is essential. Since we've been quite successful in growing a small English speaking church into a fully bi-lingual English/Spanish church in the course of 10 years, we felt that the next step was to logically include other area pastors in our mission.
Starting with our Backpack Project, as it grew from year to year we found that it was logical (and easier) to identify the poorest of the poor in area barrios by using 40 area pastors to identify those families in need. From there we went on to share our Youth Bonfire on the Beach Outreach by sending the Christ seeking youth who came forward from those events to the churches that were close to their homes. Next we invited the 40 pastors to come to weekend seminars on how to get their own Youth Outreach programs going, based on our model. Our Go For The Youth program is fantastic.
We hope to get the spark going to have these churches all establish weekend kids VBS/feeding centers as we do with our Seeds of Hope program. (During the school week, the kids get lunch at school. But they often go hungry on the weekend.)
When Rick Warren came to San Jose last year we chartered a bus and took these pastors to hear his PEACE plan for this area.
Finally, we've teamed up with Prepare International.org to provide these pastors with regular training classes to take them on the Journey to the next level of pastoral training.
We see SIGNS that this area will be the spark of a world-wide REVIVAL. It is our goal to be a part of this and we're doing this program to get all of our area pastors PREPARED FOR THE KINGDOM TO COME. Please consider helping with your prayers and support. Gracias!
View our new outreach video with this link: https://youtu.be/ccpxkjpa94E
In Costa Rica, education is free. But each student must provide their own school supplies to attend school. For many of the poorest families the cost of the uniform including shoes, plus the 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 backpacks and school supplies so that the poorest can raise themselves from poverty through education.
Our goal for 2019 was 777 and we actually did over 800!
We've already started fundraising. Will you please prayerfully consider making a donation? Just $55 buys a child an education...$550 for 10 kids.... and $5,500 for 100. How about that math?
This is a really good investment!!! Please go to the Donate Now page now! Gracias, Amigos!
MANOS DE ESPERANZA
The objective of Manos de Esperanza (Hands of Hope) is to help people to 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 prayer and counseling if the students 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: Alex Siefken
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