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Serve on a Short-Term Mission Trip

Make your next mission trip  to Costa Rica 

Mission Cultural Adventure Trips

To Assist Families In Need

If you're passionate about mission work and want to see a beautiful country, Strong Missions is the organization for you! We look forward to serving with you, whether you're a first-time mission participant or you're a seasoned veteran. We take care of all the details so you can focus on experiencing all that God has in store for you. The people of Costa Rica are always joyful in their giving and humble in their receiving, so you're sure to meet someone here you'll never forget.

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HOW YOU CAN SERVE

  • Provide crucial community infrastructure for schools, churches,  children's and older adult homes, as well as home construction & repair for low-income families.

  • Prepare terrain and plant vegetable gardens for those recipients listed above.​

  • Prepare and present children's activities in the communities we serve (Vacation Bible School style).

  • Deliver monthly food supplement boxes to low-income families.

  • Organize events for community outreach or prepare and present arts/sports camps for children and/or adolescents.

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What’s Included 

You Receive

First of all, you'll receive the discernment that you've answered God's call for you, that you've acted as an instrument of God, and that you’ve truly touched the lives of God's less fortunate children. In addition, you'll receive:

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All work materials, tools, local labor supervision, and a box of food per participant for a needy family.

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An English/Spanish-speaking guide’s personal touch from trip registration to completion.

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All meals while lodging at Strong Missions except while on fun day trips.

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All ground transportation while lodging at Strong Missions.

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Lodging at Strong Missions, on bunkbeds for larger teams. Hotel lodging is available at an additional cost.

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A number of quality options regarding your

fun day and/or overnight trips. 

What’s not included:

  • International airfare.

  • Insurance–International traveler's insurance can be easily purchased online and can range from $.75 to $13 a day.  For example, the United Methodist Church provides UMVIM insurance to all missioners, UMC or not, for 75 cents a day plus a $5 processing charge. For more info, check umvim.org/insurance.

  • Fun trip meals unless otherwise arranged.

  • Hotels and optional fun activities are available through local tour agencies unless otherwise arranged. We will be glad to arrange all your fun trips, day and/or overnight, at a discount to hotel and tour operator's advertised prices. 

  • Special room assignments unless otherwise arranged.

  • Snacks and souvenirs.

  • Tips for bus drivers.

Our team is ready to collaborate with you on all your needs. Contact us to receive information on flights and on other lodging options, or to extend your trip to see more of this beautiful country and the wonderful people therein.

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Strong Missions is a fabulous “turn key” missional experience. They offer a well-equipped, professional operation that is sure to meet your ministry’s needs for a safe and affordable mission opportunity. They take the worry out of the mission field logistics so you and your team have the space to experience God at work around you.

Rev. Kimberly Orr

Elder, NTC UMC

Publisher, The Upper Room

Associate General Secretary, Discipleship Ministries