Mission and Ministry in Costa Rica

Due to the high cost of properties there is no venue for worship in Costa Rica. Pastor Edmundo and Deaconess Betty have built an addition on the house to hold services with youth and children. The family has a bookstore in their home, run by their son Diego who also supports services and meetings with his musical ability.

I want to support mission and ministry in Costa Rica.

Project 1816 Goal: $25,000


Children’s Education Program in Costa Rica

There are between 20- 25 children attending each of the programs in the two Cartago communities. They have also extended the outreach to include the youth of Cartago. There are monthly worship services led by Missionary Edmundo Retana and his Deaconess wife Betty.

I want to support the children in Costa Rica.

Project 1815 Goal: $6,500


1815 –  – $6,500

Parsonage Rental in Jinotepe

Housing support is needed for Pastor Rufino as he continues his mission outreach in Jinotepe and La Pita for 2018.

I want to support Pastor Ruffino’s need for housing.

Project 1814 Goal: $5,400


Place for worship in La Pita

A Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) congregation helped the people of La Pita to gather by purchasing property which LCC missions was able to stabilize with fencing, a kitchen, tarp and latrine. Pastor Rufino has worked hard with the community to submit a budget for the maintenance and expansion on the property needed until a time when a church can be built.

I want to support the congregation in La Pita.

Project 1813 Goal: $700


1813 –  – $700

Mission facility in Rivas

Pastor Roque Tijerino travels to Rivas from Granada up to three times a week, continuing the Bible studies, worship services and feeding programs that Pastor Rufino started there. Facility rental is $500 USD a month.

I want to support Pastor Tijerino and the people of Rivas.

Project 1812 Goal: $6,000


Ministry and Mission in Zorya

Weekly Bible studies, meetings with students and teachers, humanitarian support for the needy, organizing social events for nonbelievers are just few activities led by the neighbouring Lutherans of Dnepropetrovsk. Up to 50 people have started visiting for Sunday worship.

I want to support the mission and ministry in Zorya, Ukraine.

Project 1822 Goal: $1,500


Days of Faith Theological Conference

More than 120 participants attend the annual conference, including people from occupied Crimea. Pastor Roland Syens and wife Anita led sessions that were so well received they have been invited to lead the conference again in 2018. Support for this conference will allow participants to gather and learn from their Canadian brothers and sisters.

I want to support the Days of Faith conference in Ukraine.

Project 1821 Goal: $3,800


Pastoral Care in Prison Ministry

The Lord has blessed this ministry of Rev. Alexander Urchenko, and he works with the most dangerous inmates, as well as those who are suicidal. At their release some inmates have reconciled with their families and have returned to visit the prison along with Pastor Urchenko.

I want to support the pastor and his prison ministry in Ukraine.

Project 1820 Goal: $1,300


Youth Programs

This three-fold project covers program costs and training of new leaders for Vacation Bible School, Summer Camp, and a Winter Youth Gathering.

I want to support youth programs in Ukraine.

Project 1819 Goal: $4,700


Seminary Program and Operation

Five students are expected to complete their studies at the Odessa Concordia Theological Seminary this year and be placed as vicars. The shared support from LWML-Canada and you helps alleviate the significant cost for stipends, transportation, meals, heating, translating, books and supplies, so that the students can focus and be sent to the field.

I want to support the preparation of pastors in Ukraine.

Project 1818 Goal: $20,000