Strong Missions is a turn-key Christian organization that brings you or your group safe, affordable and fully-organized mission/adventure trips to Costa Rica and helps the people therein, especially children and families, gain the basic resources necessary for a healthy life. Strong Missions does so while giving you many choices regarding your team trip, and we're based in Costa Rica, meaning that we live here all year and therefore accept teams and individuals for most dates, and can do so with just a few weeks notice. In addition, from registration to the completion of the trip, your group will have personal contact with your group's individual Spanish/English speaking guides, Charlie Strong, Rebecca Rusnak and Darryl Teske, all United Methodist Volunteers in Mission Individual Volunteers in Costa Rica, or interns trained by them.
Mission opportunities include home, public school and church construction and repair, construction and repair in orphanages and schools for special-needs kids, playground installation, retirement center construction/remodeling, participation in feeding programs for children, wheelchair and book donation/distribution, education centers and grants, etc. General medical and dental teams can now be utilized in various areas to set up temporary clinics. Also through new mission site tours, those who wish to contribute to the work but who for whatever reason are not able to do the physical labor can still have a major role in the completion of projects, all while seeing the work-sites up close and visiting with the recipients of the projects themselves, including families, children, church members, incredible school and orphanage staff, etc. Such teams can also work more directly with children, sharing crafts and playing in orphanages and special needs schools. Lodging ranges from modest to moderately luxurious accommodations.
Adventure excursions include national parks, volcanoes, beaches, waterfalls, rain/cloud forests, wildlife preserves, etc., and additional outings are available at an additional cost from Costa Rican tour agencies (tree zip line canopy rides, white-water rafting, horseback riding, four-wheeling, scuba, snorkeling, butterfly observatories, hot springs, fishing, etc.). These activities are well discounted for our teams and we pass that discount on to you.
Read what some past participants have to say.
Here is the link to the Strong Missions video made by Billy Stewart
from Cypress UMC, Houston, TX. We hope you all enjoy it and that it
is used to spread the word about what we are doing here and will be
used to bring many blessings to the people of Costa Rica.
https://vimeo.com/63585483 or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV40Ev70G0w
Check http://www.strongmissions.blogspot.com to receive information about ongoing and upcoming projects, etc.
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Specializing in Short Term UMVIM Mission Trips to assist children and families of Costa Rica