The beautiful mountain towns of Costa Rica are home to some of the happiest, friendliest people on earth. This summer, you will partner with Pastor Alfonso and his youth group in the coffee village of Cachi, traveling to surrounding towns and building relationships. On any given afternoon you may find yourself in a “Tico’s” kitchen drinking amazing coffee or serving the owners of a local bakery (and of course, eating their treats!).
You will use dramas, dances, puppets, and soccer to catch the Ticos’ attention and share Christ with them. Futból (American soccer) is a fantastic way to get to know the Ticos, because they live and breathe the sport. Full-field games by day and highly competitive, fast, indoor futból matches by night offer many opportunities to experience life the way they live it. After the games, you’ll invite the team and fans (yes, there will be fans!) back to the church for some hot chocolate and relationship building! Both types of ministry–performances and soccer–make for an intense, adventurous summer. Every day is something entirely new!
Want to use your talents and skill in soccer to share the Gospel? In Costa Rica, the locals live and breathe soccer or futból, as they call it. The center of every town is a soccer field, and there are always people nearby ready to kick a ball around. The people are highly competitive, talented players; yet they love getting to know Americans. So soccer is the perfect way to connect!
Full-field games by day and highly competitive, fast, indoor games by night offer many opportunities to experience life the way the locals live it. After the evening games, you'll invite teams and fans back to the church for some hot chocolate and relationship building!
What a great opportunity to play the sport you love and learn how to use it as a ministry tool while in the mountains of Costa Rica!
*The Costa Rica trip is for both those who play soccer and those who don't. The evening games and tournaments are reserved for players with previous, competitive soccer experience (such as a varsity or club teams). If you don't play soccer, you can still come check out more information on the Costa Rica Trip Page! We use drama, dance, soccer, and puppets to establish relationships with the people to share the Gospel. If you have questions about the soccer portion of the trip, please email the Trip Leader Brian Meaden at: email@example.com