Costa Rica

God is Good Even in the Midst of a Disaster

There is massive flooding happening in Costa Rica right now. Desamparados has experienced more rain recently than they have in the last several years. Some say more than the last 100 years! This has caused flooding and damage around the area and has affected many of the participants in Ministry Sites....

Soccer is Changing One Life at a Time

Today’s story of encouragement comes from the Sports Site in Guatemala. In the community of El Tablón is a 9 year old boy named Dario Lobos Ramos. Dario comes from a LARGE family. When I say large, I mean he has 8 siblings! He is the second to youngest child...

Changing One Generation at a Time

In 2009, the Costa Rica Boys and Girls Club site began. It had a different name and location back then, but the mission and vision has remained the same… “a safe place for people to come learn about God, each other and themselves.” The Costa Rican Staff has had the...

Sweet Summer Time

Take a moment to think about the excitement that ran through your body as it got closer to that final ring of the school bell telling you that you were finally free to enjoy summer time. When children in Costa Rica think of July they think of one...

The Hope that Drives Us

Today’s words of encouragement come from Costa Rica. Last week we invited you to “actively wait” with us this Christmas season. We wait expectantly for the arrival of an infinite God born as a finite baby. Our waiting is filled with hope that this baby will transform our...

Developing Potential

Have you found your life calling? Our mission is to have a long-term impact in the communities we serve, which includes helping kids develop their potential so they, too, can find their life calling. Meet Willy, Sports Site leader in Costa Rica and learn about how he is...

A Woman Empowering Women

Heydi Vargas leads our Women’s Microfinance site in Costa Rica. Heydi has been on staff for two years and has cultivated a community of women that seek after the Lord’s heart while sharing each other’s burdens. Communities like San Miguel and Los Guido suffer from cycles of abuse,...

A Channel of Blessings

Today we hear a story from the Field! Even during the Summer With No Teams, their work in the community serving God is possible, thanks to you! Meet Juan Centeno, who began working with Students International in July of 2014 and serves at the Casa Verde Community Center...

Pushing through Adversity

Today’s story comes from our Tutoring Center in Costa Rica! Our tutoring center, led by Lily Azofeifa, aims to break the chains of poverty through education. We provide a safe, Christ-centered learning environment for the children in Los Guido de Desamparados. Los Guido is a community weighed down...

Intricate Patterns

Today’s uplifting story comes from our Women’s Health and Fitness site in Costa Rica, led by Jessica Rybaczyk! Today we want to celebrate and honor one of our ministry site participants. Viviana is 34 years old and has lived in Los Guido, Costa Rica, her entire life and...