How CFCI is Working in Costa Rica
The diverse country of Costa Rica is located in Central America between Panama and Nicaragua. It is home to over 4.5 million people, with nearly half of those living in the capital city of San José.
Amidst the beautiful beaches, vast coffee fields, and breathtaking mountains, there are very real needs to be met. As CFCI we work to bring the message of Christ to the impoverished slums of undocumented Nicaraguans, to the women and young girls who are targets for sex trafficking, to the homeless, to the children and youth who need Godly role models, to the AIDS victims, and to so many other who are in desperate need of the hope of Jesus Christ.
Part of our vision of CFCI is to see NO PERSON without hope. For this reason, we have multiple ministries in places all around Costa Rica, from the largest slum in Central America (La Carpio), to Tirrases, Guanacaste, and even one of the most dangerous areas in Costa Rica; Pavas.
In Costa Rica, our work is to develop and create a community center in each of the places we have presence, so people can come to know, grow and learn from the goodness of Jesus.
Each program, each activity, has a time of reflection where we share the Gospel, and invite people to be part of the family of God.
All our missionaries, volunteers and servants work aligned to the same mission, and take advantage of every space to reflect and bring hope to all the people who participate in our activities.
Our commitment is long-term with the people we work with, which is why we have 13 development centers in specific communities. Our centers seek to be places of transformation that align with our vision and that can transform the city through the transformation of people
We believe that training leaders is a fundamental part of our vision, and therefore we focus on working with the local church, so they can give the best follow-up to the task we carry out.
CFCI Costa Rica has a clear call to unity, generates a difference in effective work for the Kingdom, and we work with the fraternities of pastors, promoting events such as retreats, evangelistic activities, in which everyone participates to have better results of the efforts.
We are currently working with 124 churches, always committed to work with us, and in each of our programs. Each of our centers are connected with the local church, which helps us to do the proper follow up on the work we do, which gives the church a different vision of being able to reach its community, in an even more creative way.
We work with food programs in vulnerable communities to bring them the help and sustenance they need.
At the same time, each of our work areas is accompanied by social work, where we can bring hope to the people whom we have contact with, among whom we can mention children, single mothers, ex-gang members, etc. This is the reason why we have clinics, deliver groceries and visit families at risk.
We have integral programs that use vocational skills, food, academic support and sports to bring tools that help people overcome their difficulties and lack of opportunities.
We firmly believe that through discipleship, interpersonal relationships and individual follow-up we can give hope to each of the people we work with every day.