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Costa Rica Mission Trips

Get on a list to receive info for our 2020 trip!

Interested in joining the Costa Rica team for a future mission trip over the schools’ spring break? Contact Nancy Holmes in Missions (nholmes@mpumc.org) to get on a list to receive information on our 2020 trip.

The deadline has passed for signing up for our 2019 trip. If interested in learning how our trips are structured, then read further: For 2019 we were excited to announce a great low trip cost of $1,300. Families were encouraged to sign up for this trip that coincides with the public school’s spring break (ages 8 and up).

TRIP DETAILS:

The 2019 trip cost: $1,300/person      

IMPORTANT DATES: Deadline for balance of trip payment is Feb. 4, 2019 and dates for mandatory team meetings will be shared soon (please check back for those important dates).

THREE easy steps to be OFFICIALLY REGISTERED for the 2019 COSTA RICA MISSION TRIP: Submit the $300/person NON-Refundable Deposit, Email a clear, color copy of passport(s) to Nancy Holmes in our Missions office at nholmes@mpumc.org and Complete the Online Registration for each traveler.

Click on this link to REGISTER and/or MAKE PAYMENTS  – – and don’t forget to email copy of your Passport per instructions above.  IMPORTANT: When registering with our new REALM software, sign in as a Church Member instead of Guest so that you can pay your balance at a later date, Guest will most likely be required to pay-in-full at signup.

Trip is open to adults and children 8 years old and older accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.                                                                                  

Special note regarding payments: If, for some reason, the trip is cancelled or you can no longer go, the funds can be used towards a future Myers Park UMC mission trip by you (or your immediate family member) within twelve months of the original trip OR used by our Methodist partners for ministry work in Costa Rica.

Mission Purpose: Construction of a site that is determined by Costa Rica Missions Project.  Since 2003, we have sent mission teams to participate in projects to help the Methodist church in Southwest Costa Rica. We have participated in building two parsonages, two Sunday school classroom buildings, a home for the District Superintendent and the rebuilding of a Methodist camp near Rio Claro. Check back to see what exciting mission projects we will be a part of for this trip.

To know what to expect for your trip, here is an example of IMPORTANT DATES for a prior year’s trip:

Between  mid-February and late-March: four team meetings were scheduled for our Costa Rica mission team for discussion of the book everyone was required to read and for building relationships before our trip.

first week of April : Team Packing at the church

MORE DETAILS FOR APPLYING…In addition to completing your Online Registration Form and submitting  your Non-Refundable Deposit online, you will need a Valid passport.  Ensure that passport expires at least 6 months after the trip’s return date. Two blank pages are required at all times of travel.

A book study in weeks prior to trip will give you a chance to meet the other team members and learn more about how to serve in missions.

Questions? Feel free to contact Nathan Arledge at nathan@mpumc.org and 704-295-4816.

 

 

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This mission is supported by our Jubilee Plus! fund with 100% of donations going to outreach in our community and world. Learn more about Jubilee Plus!

Missions Ministry Staff contact is Nancy Holmes at nholmes@mpumc.org.

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