Hi There, I’m Kathryn

  Hi there, I’m Kathryn, or as I am called here in Costa Rica, Catalina. I am a photographer, artist, writer, bookworm, and serious coffee snob. I am a bit obsessed with beach cruiser bicycles (always with a basket!), extra large sunhats, fresh pineapple, and Taco Tuesdays. Most importantly though, I am the new communications/media […]

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Serving in Rio Azul

“At the end of 2013, my husband and I were invited to serve as leaders in a Costa Rican church restart in a nearby slum, Rio Azul. We had prayed for years that God would open doors so that we could participate on just such a team and were blown away by God’s goodness to provide […]

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Taking Bytes of the Bible

ProMETA delivers seminary courses online For Latin American church leaders like Hernan Aguilar, the online education revolution has delivered something that was once out of their reach: a top-shelf theological education. Hernan is a member of Vida Abundante Del Sur Church in Desamparados, Costa Rica. He leads a discipleship program of 200 people within his […]

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Compassion for the Destitute in San Jose

ReachGlobal reaches poor through clinic partnership Some people in Costa Rica can easily afford health care. Others, like Maria*, can only hope and pray for it. Temporarily without her usual domestic-help jobs, Maria, a sweet middle-aged Nicaraguan woman, lives with 16 other family members under the same roof in the La Carpio slum of San […]

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Mission Beyond Borders

Costa Rican urban church team prepares to take compassion to New Orleans Obstacle. The word is all too familiar to youth pastor Edgar Brenes and the members of his low-income Costa Rican church. Serving others around the world wouldn’t seem a high priority. Edgar attends the Centro International de Avivamiento Church, which is just outside […]

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Video: Costa Rica: ‘Because We Love Him’

The evangelical church is growing in Costa Rica, and it needs more leaders to shepherd the flock and serve their brothers and sisters. ReachGlobal is coming alongside Costa Ricans from all walks of life — pastors, lay leaders, business people, youth — to help them reach their country with the life-transforming power of the gospel. […]

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Missionary Pulse: Being The New Kid

As a parent, it’s painful to see your children struggle. “While it’s a tough pill to swallow, it is a valuable life experience for the kids to know how it feels to be on the wrong side of discrimination and bullying,” says Sue, EFCA ReachGlobal missionary in Costa Rica, referring to the challenges her three […]

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Restoration is a Team Sport

As EFCA pastors have learned, restoration is best done in community. In 1997, following 20 years as a successful church planter in his native Costa Rica, Pastor Eduardo Castillo was facing his greatest personal failure: the dissolution of his marriage and family. Yet equally devastating was the reality that the blame fell squarely on his […]

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1000 Words: Face Painting in Costa Rica

Anderson, a Costa Rican boy, paints the face of Sierra, a volunteer from Rimrock Church in Rapid City, South Dakota, during a vacation Bible school activity. Fourteen youth and five adult leaders from Rimrock traveled to San José, Costa Rica, in July for a 10-day mission trip working with a local church, Centro Internacional de Avivamiento (International Revival Center) […]

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Celebrating ProMETA’s First Graduates

On April 30, ProMETA honored six graduates — not only celebrating their accomplishments in the virtual classroom but also their impact as Christian leaders in Latin America. Mario Lopez (Venezuela), Samuel Marcano (Venezuela) and Guido Santamaria (Costa Rica), graduated with Master’s degrees from ProMETA — the culmination of many hours of hard work and study. […]

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