Costa Rica Mission Trip 2019 Information

July 15-22, 2019

Sponsored by First Northeast Baptist Church and N.E.P.C.

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” – Matthew 28:19

We have partnered with First Northeast Baptist Church for our first trip to Costa Rica!

We will be working with local pastors in small town churches. Activities: Home outreach to share the gospel, pray for the needs of the families, demonstrating God’s love for them, and bless them with supplies and Bibles – VBS for local children – Serving the congregations through fellowship, worship, teaching… There is room for you!

Costa Rica Mission Trip Itinerary, July 15 – 22, 2019

Monday 7/15 – Fly from Atlanta arriving at San Jose, Costa Rica – Board our transport and go directly to Hotel Brunka Lodge, Palmar Norte with lunch on the way – Group dinner and brief meeting at hotel – Rooms have AC, private bath, and also Wi-Fi. Hotel has a pool for guests.

Tuesday 7/16 – Breakfast buffet any time 7:00 to 8:00 – Devotional 8:00 to 8:30 – Travel to church at town of Olla Cero (30-35 min. away) – Home outreach in the community 10:00 to 12:00 – Lunch at the church – Prepare for VBS 12:00 to 1:00 – VBS 2:00 to 4:00 – Dinner at the church and free time 5:00 to 7:00 – Church service 7:00 to 8:30 then return to hotel – Brief group discussion and prayer 9:00 to 9:30.

Wednesday 7/17 – Breakfast buffet any time 7:00 to 8:00 – Devotional 8:00 to 8:30 – Travel to church at town of Ojochal (30-35 min. away) – Home outreach in the community 10:00 to 12:00 – Lunch at the church – Prepare for VBS 12:00 to 1:00  – VBS 2:00 to 4:00) – Dinner at the church and free time 5:00 to 7:00 – Church service 7:00 to 8:30 then return to hotel – Brief group discussion and prayer 9:00 to 9:30.

Thursday 7/18 – Breakfast buffet any time 7:00 to 8:00 – Devotional 8:00 to 8:30 – Travel to church at town of Sierpe (30-35 min. away) – Home outreach in the community 10:00 to 12:00 – Lunch at the church – Prepare for VBS 12:00 to 1:00  – VBS 2:00 to 4:00) – Dinner at the church and free time 5:00 to 7:00 – Church service 7:00 to 8:30 then return to hotel – Brief group discussion and prayer 9:00 to 9:30.

Friday 7/19 – Breakfast buffet any time 7:00 to 8:00 – Devotional 8:00 to 8:30 – FREE DAY – There are many local attractions to explore – More information will be provided.

Saturday 7/20 – Breakfast buffet any time 7:00 to 8:00 – Devotional 8:00 to 8:30 – Travel to church at town of Monte Alto (30-35 min. away) – Home outreach in the community 10:00 to 12:00 – Lunch at the church – Prepare for VBS 12:00 to 1:00  – VBS 2:00 to 4:00) – Dinner at the church and free time 5:00 to 7:00 – Church service 7:00 to 8:30 then return to hotel – Brief group discussion and prayer 9:00 to 9:30.

Sunday 7/21 – Breakfast buffet any time 7:00 to 8:00 – Devotional 8:00 to 8:30 – Attend church service 10:00 to 12:00 – Lunch 12:00 to 1:00 – Depart to hotel in San Jose – Brief group discussion and prayer upon arrival.

Monday 7/22Early breakfast and departure for airport to fly back home.

Mission Trip Application

For more information, contact:

Manny Rodriguez

Director of Missions & Outreach
803.451.4605
mrodriguez@nepres.com

Pastor James White

Mission Leader
whitej1988@yahoo.com

Missionary Jacqueline Mora

Mission Leader
jmr2012@hotmail.com

Mission cost estimate: $1,250, not including air fare (estimated at $800) – This pays for just about everything in Costa Rica: hotel (double occupancy), meals, bottled water, ground transportation, driver and fuel, translators, local churches that help us, VBS supplies, Home Outreach supplies, Bibles and tracts, etc.

Make all checks to N.E.P.C. but give them to Manny Rodriguez – You can solicit donations from your friends and relatives to help you with the costs. Mail checks to: Manny Rodriguez, 601 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29223 phone 803-451-4605.

Passport: You absolutely must have a valid passport to travel to Costa Rica.  The expiration date MUST be later than December 22, 2019.

Minors: Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Airfare:  The cost of airfare is estimated at about $800. First Northeast Baptist Church will purchase the team’s tickets for a non-stop flight to San Jose, Costa Rica. Discounts are given for group reservations. We will all be arriving at the same time in order to get through customs and travel to our hotel together. Funds for the airfare are needed by  March 31.

Mission Statement:  This is first and foremost an evangelical mission.  We are working with local pastors to attract people in their communities to come and experience Christian love in action and to hear the good news of the gospel. We want to encourage the pastors and believers, and to help the local church bring more souls into the Kingdom, helping the local church grow as they demonstrate the love of Christ.  We want to spread the word to all who will come, “Jesus te ama” (Jesus loves you).  Our second goal is to bring American Christians to a different environment, outside of their comfort zone, away from the distractions of everyday life, compelled to be dependent on God, and to bond with other Christians as they serve the Costa Rican people. We trust that our team will return strengthened spiritually, and perhaps become more deliberate in their walk with God and their service to His church here and abroad.

Team Preparation: Team sessions will prepare team members for the mission objectives. The goals are to establish team cohesion, provide encouragement, and determine ministry assignments. The sessions will consist of evangelistic training, learning cultural/language barriers, and preparing a 1-2 minute personal testimony.

For more information contact: Manny Rodriguez at mrodriguez@nepres.com

2019 Costa Rica Mission Trip Information
2019 Costa Rica Itinerary

Address

601 Polo Road
Columbia,South Carolina 29223

Worship Services

Traditional Worship 10:00 AM Sundays
Contemporary Worship 11:15 AM Sundays

Phone

803-788-5298

 Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Fridays:  8:30am – 12:30pm

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