Costa Rica Mission Projects

Going where He calls.

Please be in prayer for the high school, college students and parents heading to Costa Rica May 28-June 4, 2022. Give some thought to attending our intergenerational trip with your family in 2023!

When we think of short-term missions, our minds go to the work we do to help others. But the reality is, serving is about relationships. It’s not a task to perform. When we change our mindset that mission trips are about relationships, then God can work in a powerful way.

–Pastor Robert Mercer

What Is Costa Rica Mission Projects (CRMP)?

CRMP is an organization run by Wil Bailey, a United Methodist Pastor serving as a missionary in Costa Rica. From building churches to providing daily necessities for the people in their community, Wil and his wife Yolanda have dedicated their lives to serving God through their presence, prayers, gifts, and service and they provide opportunities for volunteer work teams to make an impact on their world.

While the most visible result of work teams is often the structures they build, Wil and Yolanda are equally as concerned about the relationships that are built between teams and their host churches. You are not simply imported foreign labor. You are invited to participate in the church’s embodiment of being the one Body of Christ!

The pandemic was tough on CRMP, an organization that relies on volunteer teams to keep its operations and missions running. But, things are looking up! Here’s a word from Wil.

What Is It Like?

Housing, meals, and transportation are all provided by CRMP. Most meals are prepared on-site by members of the local church where the team is working. CRMP also works with a dependable transportation company who gets the teams from the airport to the site and back, as well as the transportation for a fun, day trip away from the site. A typical work day is structured like this:

7:30 a.m. – Breakfast 
8:00 a.m. – Morning Devotions
8:30 a.m. – Team Meeting (responsibilities and work is outlined)
9:00 a.m. – Begin Work Day
12:00 p.m. – Lunch
1:30 p.m. – Work Continues & VBS for Children Begins (team splits)
4:30 p.m. – Work Day Ends
6:00 p.m. – Dinner
7:00 p.m. – Evening Devotions (one night, we attend church)
8:00 p.m. – Games and Fellowship
10:00 p.m. – Lights Out

How Much Does the Trip Cost?

The total trip cost, per person, is $1000 and a $200 deposit is due at sign-up. Passports are required. In pre-trip meetings, we’ll handle all the details (including copies of passports, medical forms and background checks).

Families are encouraged to attend our intergenerational trips (held every other year). In fact, a mission trip can be one of the most transformative events in a family’s life. Kids who participate in missions and service with their family are more likely to embrace a life of faith for a lifetime. Our trip to Costa Rican Mission Projects is an ideal opportunity for people of all ages to get together and grow as a community of God and help us become the people God desires us to be.