Costa Rica

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Ministry Description

The ministry of Word of Life Costa Rica began with the arrival of Edgardo and Silvia Vidaechea in 1986. Samuel and Carol Pabon now lead the ministry in Costa Rica. They arrived on September 11, 2021. The ministry team has 14 members, 11 full-time missionaries and 3 collaborators. Twenty three Bible Clubs are currently operating in local churches. There are many open doors in schools to preach the Gospel. In 1997, a 32-acre property was purchased by the ministry. We call it "La Hacienda". Since 2004, we have been doing camps there, retreats with schools and also an annual Picnic for families. None of this would be possible without the help of God and many brothers and sisters in Christ who have not only supported financially, but also coming and helping us in the construction of the property.

Country Description

Bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south, the tiny Republic of Costa Rica has coastlines on the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea.
One of the most prosperous and politically stable countries in the region, Costa Rica is the only Central American state without a permanent standing army, after it was abolished in 1948.
It also enjoys one of the highest standards of living in the region, although a significant percentage of Costa Ricans - or Ticos - continue to live below the poverty line.
Known for its beaches, mountain ranges, volcanoes and varied wildlife, Costa Rica's rich biodiversity makes it a popular destination for eco-tourists. Traditionally a producer of agricultural goods such as coffee and bananas, its economy has diversified and tourism now ranks as the country's number one earner.This 51,000 sq. km coastal country is known more for its natural beauty than its cultural heritage. It is one of the richest and most diverse biological areas in the world with wide variety of climate zones and extraordinary wild life. Costa Rica is famous for its exports of bananas and coffee as well as its highly developed tourism industry. The current population of Costa Rica is 4,904,067. 70.5% of the population identify themselves as Roman Catholics (with 44.9% practicing, 25.6 percent nonpracticing), 13.8% are Evangelical Protestants, 11.3% report that they do not have a religion, and 4.3% declare that they belong to another religion.

Contact Information
Phone:(506) 85164803

Career Missionaries

Vilma Abbott

Alejandra Chaves

Marco & Fanny Jimenez

Gustavo & Raquel Mujica

Samuel & Carol Pabon Vivas

Mario & Jenifer Sibaja Molina

Aura Uc

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PO BOX 600,
Schroon Lake NY 12870

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