God has opened up this opportunity for our soccer team to partner with our brothers and sisters of the CCA Church and Comunidad Génesis in San Jose, Costa Rica. Judson teams have been serving in this community since 2010 and we are blessed to continue the partnership.
Pastor Alberto Castro Badilla and the CCA Church serve their community and surrounding towns with a bilingual PreK-high school, multiple rehab centers for men, women and teens, the only shelter in San Jose for the area homeless and a center for the elderly. In addition, a community children’s cafeteria was built to provide food for the area children who would otherwise go hungry. Our team has the opportunity to bring encouragement and short-term support to their sports, rehab centers, homeless shelter and children’s ministries. It is their hope that through soccer (or futbol, in Spanish) and a desire to serve the under resourced, they will be able to connect with the Costa Rican men, women, and children.
We ask for your prayerful support of our team going to Costa Rica. Please pray for their safety, that they adequately prepare themselves for serving others, and that their attitudes and actions reflect Christ’s love. Please also pray for their return home, that they discover a deeper understanding of God’s Kingdom that they can share with our own communities, and that the experience will change their hearts and actions for the long-term.
Also, we ask you to prayerfully consider supporting Judson’s Global Outreach efforts in partnering with this network. Each participant is looking to raise about $1,250 to support the work they will be doing in Costa Rica.
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