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Mission Trips that Matter

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This year 2015 the Costa Rican Lutheran Church was honored to receive delegations, which in its various forms visit us in order to meet the diaconal pastoral action of ILCO.

 Some of the modalities of this year were the following:

1) Brotherhood, are representations of dioceses and congregations with whom ILCO mision significado 1has agreements, projects and visit us in order to strengthen the bonds of the brotherhood and solidarity.

Earlier this year we visited the pastorate of Visianda/ Biedinge, the main objective was to provide support, mutual inspiration, exchange of experiences aimed at strengthening the rights of women, education and exchange of information.


2) Academic, study groups involved in talks, such as students in Human Rights of the Methodist University of North Carolina, who were given the talk of Indian Mission, Self- determination, land rights and autonomy program. The dynamics of these groups are based in exhibitions and presentations of projects and programs that the church develops. Also included a field visit to communities or projects related to their subjects.

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3) Cultural, performing arts performances, as was the Choir A Capella University Lenoir Rhyne of North Carolina, who first visited Costa Rica and had concerts at the School of Integrated Arts in Santa Ana, the Basilica of Carthage Catholic Church of La Fortuna, and of course at Sunday Mass of ILCO, where the installation of the new board was also performed.


4) Travel Mission, which aims to make a dip cultural, social and integrated into

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 the life of our communities and share activities, liturgical services and Project of Labour, which consists of technical cooperation for the maintenance of local community and churches.

 We initiated this cycle had a visit from Ministry of University Campus in North Carolina who took their spring break to perform this mission trip and share both in the life of local communities and to participate in a work project, which was based on kitchen construction and installation of the water system, which first exists in the Commonwealth of Chilamate.

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The second group Grace Lutheran Glen Ellyn, Illinois gave continuity to the church repairs, painting walls, building sidewalks Chilamate. Notably Hostel Manu also visited the center, where a presentation was made by the young Jonathan Jarquín, with the theme “Youths in Sarapiquí”, with emphasis on economic and social situations of young people.


5) Advance Group, which consists of a visit of both logistics study as Mission, through which it is intended to have a clear idea of the services, programs, projects and activities offered by both the church and the country, with the aim mission to bring groups in the future. 

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This year we visited the delegation of Kure Memorial Lutheran Church of the Carolina North, who toured the communities of Guatuso, La Carpio, Alajuelita and Puriscal. At the request of the Project Working Group, “floor for the chapel in Puriscal” was included. This time it was very important the visit to kinergartens Open House, inclusive Mass, talks about Native American, HIV/AIDS Program, monoculture pineapple and of course a day of rest in Fortuna and hot springs.


We thank these Congregations Sisters, for your solidarity, which inspires us to continue our mission of achieving jusitce and inclusión for all people who are daly victims of discrimination and impacts of nature.  

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