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We are a full time ministry in San Ramon, Alajuela, Costa Rica dedicated to reach out families for Christ through Child Sponsorship. We exist to meet the spiritual and material needs of low income families, who are willing to pursue a relationship with God. We are grateful to have a team working towards the same mission of seeing families and individuals transformed by the Word of God, prayer and the Holy Spirit. We provide opportunities to grow in three main areas of concern, first and foremost: Spiritual, we believe salvation is the most important and urgent need all human beings have. There are discipleship & Bible Study sessions offered on a daily basis to people from all ages. We also offer have biblical counseling for individuals.

Secondly, we challenge those who are in the program to move forward in their Education so they can find more opportunities to improve their living conditions in the future. Our Sponsorship provides everything that is needed to go to school including uniforms, shoes, school supplies and books.

Additionally, we challenge those who are consistently attending discipleship sessions to overcome their Financial struggles by teaching them to manage money in a biblical way. Through an emergency fund we help families with food and bills when needed. Also, we have a family entrepreneurship fund to support those who would like to start a small business.

Those who were rebuilding the wall and those who carried burdens took their load with one hand doing the work and the other holding a weapon.

Nehemiah 4:17

Education Statistics in Costa Rica

Complete 1st - 6th Grade
Students Who Go on to Attend High School
Students Who Have the Opportunity to Go to College







Sponsorship Includes

  • School supplies
  • Backpack
  • 2 sets of uniforms
  • Discipleship for the entire family

Student Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in K-12
  • Bring quarterly grades for review
  • The student must pass each school year to remain sponsored
  • Encouraged to attend discipleship


Can I talk to my Sponsor child?

Yes, it’s something that we absolutely support and request all sponsors to do. Correspondence has become very important because it is a way the Lord will encourage your child through your love and care for them. Sometimes this is something they don’t get at home.

What is the cost to sponsor a child?

The total cost is $30 monthly or $360 annually.

Can I send gifts?

Yes you can, but just keep in mind that what might not seem to be a lot to you can be very extravagant for some of the kids. If you have any questions about things to send your student, just contact us directly through an email. Also, take into account that the packages take about 2 weeks regular mail to get from USA to Costa Rica.

Can I come visit?

Please do!! Actually this is something that makes us different from other organizations, we encourage sponsors to come down to meet their sponsored children. Coming down is a very unique way to either start or keep growing your relationship with your child and their families as well. We set up a special dinner with your sponsored family at the Mission.


Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”


Biblical Counseling



We believe the word of God is sufficient to address all problems and situations one may face in life, therefore the Bible is full of answers to human’s deepest questions. We believe all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness (1 Timothy 3:16) and it should be the authority that rules the way we live. For that reason, we offer biblical counseling sessions, one on one, to help individuals apply the word to their daily struggles and become more like Jesus in the process.

Retreats started as a way to provide more opportunities to families in the program to grow closer in their relationship with the Lord. We host one day and two days retreat and camps for parents, children and youth once a year. We choose from 10 to 30 people to participate in these events based on their attendance to regular discipleship sessions. This is a time of self-examination in light of the scripture, repentance, and decisions making in obedience to God.

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