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Cost Rica Mission Trip Support

Author Trent Lloyd, Written Feb 24, 2014

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Spring Break Youth International Mission Trip to Costa Rica

April 5-12, 2014

Our youth are excited about going to visit and serve our life-long friends in Bajo Tejares over Spring Break, April5–12!! Our team will again work with Faithful Servants Mission (FSM). This community is made up primarily of Nicaraguans who fled political persecution and economic instability seeking a better life for themselves and their children. Initially, the Costa Rican government provided for them; then they became “outsiders” and a burden for the people of Costa Rica. Abandoned and poor, these people subsisted under the worst of conditions – living in wooden shacks with dirt floors and an unemployment rate of around 80 percent, with most surviving on day labor, prostitution or drug trafficking.

Costa Rica NEEDS List: 

  • Construction Paper
  • Bottles of Glue
  • Cotton Balls
  • Small Toys
  • Inexpensive Watches
  • Deodorant
  • Soccer Balls
  • Basket Balls

Youth Team Members: 

  • Elizabeth Bazemore
  • Kate Berg
  • Len Berg
  • Ivy Brooks
  • Lily Brooks
  • Clayton Chambers
  • Cole Chisholm
  • Davis Cook
  • Jennifer Honein
  • Jack Ludwick
  • Shepherd Martin
  • Brinkley Mebane
  • Mia Park
  • Abby Shrader
  • Claire Smith
  • Patrick Wickson

Adult Team Members:

  • Amanda Brooks
  • Mike Brooks
  • Scott Martin
  • Robin Merrill
  • Shara Sanders
  • Mike Smith

If you would like to support our team financially, please write a check to Oak Grove UMC and write on the memo line, “Youth International Mission Trip – Costa Rica”. Credit Card donations can also be made through our church website, www.ogumc.org. On the home page, click on the “Donate” page, then choose the “CLICK HERE for all other gifts” and fill in your personal information with donation amount, and in the last blank type, “Youth International Mission trip – Costa Rica”.