Use Sports to Bring Hope

Feb - Nov 2022 | Christ For the City International

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Trip #8063

Use Sports to Bring Hope

Trip #8063

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Christ For the City International

Location:

Costa Rica, Central America

Dates:

Feb - Nov 2022
Lasts 1 month to 1 year

Activities:

Bible Studies & Small Groups, Evangelism- Friendship/Discipleship, Internship, Sports,

Cost:

Approximately $875 to $900
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals
Agency: Christ For the City International
Location: Costa Rica, Central America
Dates: Feb - Nov 2022
Lasts 1 month to 1 year
Activities: Bible Studies & Small Groups, Evangelism- Friendship/Discipleship, Internship, Sports
Cost: Approximately $875 to $900
** See Financial Information Below
Includes: Lodging, Meals
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Assist with the leadership of sports ministry programs and discipleship training for Costa Rican youth!

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What the Mission Trip Will Be Like

There are many reasons that a kid joins a gang. Most gang members are the product of a broken family. Others join gangs because they think that there are no opportunities for them in the community. Or that a gang will bring protection and a "family" they so desparately want. Studies show that six out of ten kids join a gang just to pass the time.

Christ For the City International (CFCI) Costa Rica is reaching out to these kids through a program called New Horizons. New Horizons is located in a slum called La Carpio, near a garbage dump, New Horizons helps provide an alternative to gangs among the area’s youth, many of whom are Nicaraguan refugees.

Sports is one way CFCI staff at New Horizons reaches these kids. There are four sports fields on the center’s property. Three of them were designed for futbol (soccer) and the other for baseball.

Bring your passion for sports to San Jose and reach out to the at-risk and impoverished youth who are being served at New Horizons. Serve as a Christian role-model, organize sports activities and provide discipleship, Bible study, and mentoring. Join us in intervening for the good in the lives of youth that may otherwise choose to become involved in gangs and crime.

“We are giving the kids a place to belong. They can find a place to belong in a gang, so that’s why we are trying to build a 'Christian gang' here in La Carpio.” -CFCI Missionary in Costa Rica

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Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals

Our missionaries operating this ministry are long-term workers in Costa Rica. On all our bases, the ministries are run by national missionary staff who know the specific needs of the community and country.

Additional Trip Information

Region:
Central America
Country:
Costa Rica
Other Location Info:
San Jose
Participant Age:
College, Adult
Eligible to Go:
Families, Individuals, Married Couples
Other Financial Notes:
You will be responsible for raising funds and airfare for your trip. Your funds will cover your room and board with a local host family and travel to and from your ministry site.
Training debriefing
You will receive pre-field preparation from our Central Office in the U.S. to assist you in arranging your trip, fundraising, and preparing for life in Costa Rica. Once on the field you will be assigned to a missionary mentor who will help you learn your way around San Jose and provide spiritual direction.
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Mission Trip Offered By Christ For the City International

Christ For the City International (CFCI) is an international missions organization committed to serving others in the name of Christ. We have been shaped by the Biblical mandate to reach the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Since 1995, CFCI has been an innovative leader in modern mission circles and has become a respected urban ministry and mission agency.

It is our aim to encourage and strengthen local churches around the world. We do this by engaging and mentoring the Body of Christ to develop ministries and programs to bring hope to the city. We help local churches and ministries present people with the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and mobilize them into ministry. We have more than 500 mission workers in 15 countries serving through more than 130 different ministries!

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