This is just one story of how God moved last year as I helped lead the first ever team of UP students on a week long trip to San Jose, Costa Rica to share the gospel with college students at UCR as well as serve at a local orphanage. While there, we built relationships with over 100 students, were able to share the gospel with over 50 of them, and even saw some students, like Maria, begin to follow Jesus.
God has grown the vision among students at UP. Last year, 6 students chose to invest their fall break by going to UCR. This year, 10 UP students have said “yes” to going; trusting that God wants to use them like He used our team last year.
I am so grateful for the opportunity to lead the students from UP to Costa Rica again. Seeing students from Portland step out of their comfort zones, cross cultures, and grow in practical ministry skills makes me excited for the future of the ministry at UP. These students will return with a renewed heart and vision for their own campus and the world.
Trusting God for the finances to make this trip possible is one step as I prepare for leading this team. This fall we need a total of $3000 to help cover our additional ministry expenses which include Costa Rica expenses, additional conferences and unexpected medical expenses. These expenses are in addition to our regular monthly support. Will you prayerfully consider giving a special gift of $100, $200 or some other amount to help meet these pressing needs?
You can give online right now. If you would rather write a check, please make it out follow the direction here. All gifts are tax-deductible. If you have questions please don’t hesitate to call or email! Thanks for considering how to help meet this specific need.
Thank you for considering playing a part in changing lives in Portland and Costa Rica.
I am thankful for you!