It's difficult to tell someone what a Pura Vida Missions trip is like. Here are just a few testimonials from people who have already been on one. When you make your own journey, be sure to drop us a line and your testimonial might make it here on our website!
"Great staff, locals are so much fun to interact with, food was great. Always having fun and growing spiritually."
"It was a defining moment in my life and it will make you want to stay in Costa forever!"
"Your accommodations are more than adequate, you offer a spiritual component to help us stay focused and, of course,the opportunity to show God's love to a community of people who deserve it."
"My faith has been stretched this week in the area of trusting God with EVERY part of my life. This trip has changed my life. My trust in God has grown a lot over the past week. Getting out of my comfort zone & being more open about my faith is what is now challenging me."
"I really loved it. You all complete the circle. You have a well thought out plan for seeing love & service happen and making it meaningful and memorable. Wonderful staff, clean, good food - your love for Jesus is evident. I will remember most watching God work in the hearts of our students and the love I received from the children."
My life was changed dramatically as I observed the servant leadership portrayed here at Pura Vida. There really is a desire to be salt and light in the community and it shows. This place is beautiful in so many ways. I will never be the same again.
"I would say that you really get a chance to bond with the children, create an experience for them that they will long remember. The set up is very safe and the Pura Vida facilities are good - not too rough for city folk! "
"Great mission trip. You really learn a lot about people in other places in the world. Great to touch the lives of the kids. "
"The staff is great and going around Costa Rica is truly life changing."
"You can really see God's love here and they are biblically based. The work we do isn't for ourself, it's for the glory of God. Every single staff member here is amazing and loving and inspirational women and men of Christ. "
"It's worth it to see the kids give you hugs and show you love is just amazing. "
"The kids are awesome."
"Pura Vida provides a program that is simultaneously fun and spiritually effective. "
"Life is to short to just stay in America. So come to Pura Vida Missions in Costa Rica. "
"You will NEVER be the same."
"If you need to get closer to God and see how God can move in your life, then Pura Vida Missions is the way to go. "
"It was a great time. We were well taken care of and the ministry opportunities were very good. "
"Best ever! Such an experience - you receive so much more than you could have ever given."
"The experience was unforgettable and even with this being my 5th mission trip, this one touched my heart the most because the children are the most needy, they are the future and for a bright future they need hope and hope comes for the Lord."
"It brings you closer to God and it's a blast because the friendships you make with the little Costa Rican kids."