Tag: San Jose

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Moving Latin America Pictures: Service Opportunity

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what about a video? Help ReachGlobal Latin America strategically tell the story of God’s work through the creation of short promotional videos. Capture the true spirit of the culture, the people and the ministry in places like Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; San José, […]