Acts One Eight Ministries
Current Mission Assignment: Zona Sur (Southern Zone), Costa Rica
Missionary Background: We created Costa Rica Mission Projects, now Acts One Eight Missions, In 2003. We have been hosting Volunteers in Mission teams in support of the Methodist Church of Costa Rica for 15 years.
Prayer needs: Prayers for wisdom as we continue to lead this ministry forward. Prayers for our family as we deal with the stresses of “on call” 24/7 full-time ministry.
Ministry focus: We are a support ministry for the Methodist Church of Costa Rica. We make sure that the local churches have the facilities that they need to develop the ministries that they’ve been called to in their communities.
Where is your ministry located? San Isidro, Costa Rica
Who is reached?
- Local Methodist churches through our building projects
- Children from no/low income families through our daycare center
- Female college students through our student housing program
Strategies employed in this ministry: Church Strengthening and Community Development. The volunteer teams who come to work with us are living witnesses of Christ’s love for all God’s children. The local churches we support are keenly focused on reaching the unchurched in their communities. Through VBS with children and evangelism pushes in specific communities.
What impact have you seen? By walking alongside local churches, we are able to play a part in this local church growth and outreach in their communities. We hear testimonies on a regular basis from volunteers from the US whose lives have been changed by their experience here.
All of our project costs are covered by the volunteer teams that come to Costa Rica. We make commitments to projects based on how many teams are on our calendar. We raise our salary support outside of the project cost for teams. So, technically, 0% of project cost is used for administrative expenses.
Douglasville FUMC has been a very faithful supporter of our family for several years. As our family has grown, so have our expenses. If DFUMC would consider an increase in salary support, we would be grateful.
Short-term mission opportunities: Please continue to send teams to be a part of the Kingdom work being done here!
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