Christian Mission Trips in Costa Rica - Help Today!
Why a Christian Mission to run a children's home in Costa Rica?
Many believe that Costa Rica is a rich country and does not have the needs that other Central American countries do. That is true in part, but even in the U.S.A. there are abandoned and abused children whose needs are not always met. We discovered that there are children abandoned in hospitals who need to be placed in children's homes. In some cases, the children are in need of recuperation from physical abuse. Those cases are investigated, and as a result, the parents sometimes just disappear. After these children recover, they have no home to return to. We receive many of our children this way. It is a sad story, but we are doing what we can to give these kids the love and acceptance they desperately need.
The Home of Life for the Children campus houses between twenty-five and thirty children, though that number may vary from day to day. The children range in age from birth to ten years. Overseeing and working in the home are Tim & Dena Stromstad, house parent Olga Campos, office manager Frannia Campos and five other part time or full time staff members.
The Home (aka Home of Joy) is located in Atenas, Costa Rica. In what is dubbed "The best climate in the world," the town of 3000 people is about an hour's drive from San José, the capital. The Home for Children is located in a rural setting about three miles outside of Atenas. Learn more about Costa Rica as a short-term volunteer worker. Costa Rica mission trips are a great way for you to be blessed and for the children and staff to make new friends!
The ministry began in the summer of 1995. The home and land were actually purchased in 1994, but no one was available to begin the work. Then Tim and Dena were asked to go and "check it out." Believing they were called to establish this home, they moved to Atenas in January, 1995. They welcomed their first child into the home five months later.
The home is for abandoned and abused children of Costa Rica. For some, it is a temporary arrangement until they become healthy and strong enough to return to a permanent home. For others, it is their only home. Here the basic needs of the children are met: a secure home environment, clothing, nutrition, education, parental figures, and most importantly, an opportunity to know Jesus and receive His love. Mission trips to Costa Rica provide our supporters with a unique chance to show care and concern for these precious young ones.
Individuals or churches send donations to Children of Promise International. 100% of these funds are then sent directly to the ministry. We try to have a sponsor for each child who will give a monthly offering and provide prayer support for him/her. God uses human vessels, but He, indeed, is faithful to provide all that is needed! Prayerfully consider sponsoring a child, a Costa Rica missions trip, or both, today.