Costa Rica Barra del Colorado Team August 2017

This August, join Samaritan’s Purse in an exciting opportunity to support community development through a rural church in Northeast Costa Rica.

This team will be traveling by bus and boat to the very remote community of Barra del Colorado, where Samaritan's Purse (SP) ministry partners have worked since 2010 to build up the local church, expand the high school, establish a recycling centre, and provide a parsonage. Most recently, our partners have been working to empower an association of women through livelihood projects. Some of the team’s activities will include building improvements to the church and high school, facilitating entrepreneur and craft skills sessions through the livelihood program, and working alongside staff at the recycling center as they endeavour to keep their community clean. The team will also put on outreach events in order to promote unity among the residents and churches. All team activities will serve to build up the local church and SP’s Costa Rican ministry partners as they continue to build a brighter future for this isolated location.

Location: Barra del Colorado, Costa Rica

Dates: August 3-17, 2017

Donation Amount: $3,500
The per person donation amount for this trip is $3500 (CDN), and it includes return international airfare from Toronto and Calgary, ground transportation, food, shared accommodation (in a modest hotel or guest house), medical/travel insurance while outside of Canada, and project costs.  It does not include meals during transit (at airports), vaccinations, travel to Calgary/Toronto (including necessary hotels), and any additional airline baggage fees. 

Samaritan’s Purse Canada (SPC) invites team members to join in its charitable activities. SPC may only be able to undertake this mission trip if sufficient funds are raised. The cost of the trip to SPC is $3500 and trip participants are asked to donate this full amount to SPC in order to cover the costs. Tax receipts will be issued for all gifts.

Volunteers Needed: 20 volunteers

This team is designed for adults, aged 18 and over. If you are willing to work hard, enjoy being with others, and have a flexible attitude, you are encouraged to apply. Youth aged 16 and over may be considered, as long as a parent or guardian applies for the team as well.

Phone: 403-250-6565 or 1-800-663-6500


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Please pray for Samaritan's Purse Teams as they prepare to serve the people of Costa Rica. Pray that God will provide the necessary funds and resources and that they will be granted safety and health as they travel.


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