Hogar Fall 2019 – Costa Rica

Lakeland Community Church is sending a team to Hogar de Vida Children’s Home in Costa Rica. While they are at Hogar De Vida, the team will serve the staff and children by helping with various projects.

Please pray for our team:
-For financial support for this mission & each team member
-For team unity, soft hearts before God, to be used powerfully, and for safety
-For God to prepare us and prepare those whom we’ll minister to
-For God to work on us and through us

Wanna Help?
Approximately 50% of the funds raised will go directly towards the ministry of Hogar. The remainder will send our people into a life-changing opportunity. Each person will be raising ~$1,485.

Invest today by clicking below…

Day 8 – Friday Blog!

Time Flies and It Is Time to Fly Wow! What an incredible week it has been! Each of the team members has encountered God in new ways this week through serving the children, tias, and staff at Hogar de Vida; through our own personal quiet times with the Lord; through coming alongside and encouraging team [...]

Day 7 – Chu chu ua. Chu chu ua. Chu chu ua, ua, ua…It’s Kelsey’s Time!

What up y’all?!?! They chose me to type the blog today!! Ain’t that epic?!?! At first I was very nervous/excited to come to Costa Rica but I am actually having so much fun! So on the first day, I decided to go down to the river with Mackenzie and dad. I never thought that the [...]

Day 6 – Roamin’ with Robin McCabe

In my quiet time this morning, the Lord opened my eyes to see something after hearing Helen's incredible testimony last night. He brought me to a verse she shared. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer. Matthew 22:21 But if you read before that, Jesus was hungry. He went up [...]

Day 5 – A Word From Edie’s Experience

One of the words that keeps coming to mind is "unity." We have spent months as a team preparing for this trip, but once we stepped on the plane and made Hogar de Vida our home for the week we have shared a bond. I have felt our team grow in unity through laughter and [...]

Day 4 – Toddlin’ Tom Federer!

'Taco Tom' sends greetings from Hogar de Vida! I have found Hogar de Vida as a place that demonstrates God's genuine love in many places.  What a privilege to be here serving the Lord and Hogar! One of the prevailing areas God's love can be seen is in the interactions between the tias and the [...]

Day 3 – Pam Patterson & Jesus Walking In The Garden…

Hello friends and family, As I was doing my quiet time, I reflected on the beauty all around me; the warmth of the sun, the birds singing, the rain drops glistening off the trees, and the trees full of fruit all around me.  I felt God's peace and presence all around me.  I thought this [...]

Team Member Profile – Here’s the Joyous…Kelsey Amstutz!

Hi there!  My parents are Josh and Lisa Amstutz and I am in a family of 11. I am kind and full of joy. I have attended Lakeland for 9 or 10 years now. I have always felt a connection with kids, so I do preschool worship with the kids. My life verse is Philippians [...]

Day 2 With Teresa Cooper!

What an amazingly beautiful place Hogar de Vida is!  The keyword for this experience and this place is...beautiful.  From where these kids came from to now the safe, healing, and spiritual beauty they are embraced in at Hogar is amazing! This opportunity to be here and experience first hand the genuine love the staff gives [...]

Team Member Profile – The Awesome Britt Hopkins!

Hello, my name is Britt Hopkins, and I am excited to serve with Lakeland at Hogar de Vida in Costa Rica! As a teen, I felt that a seed was planted in me to participate in short-term ministry trips. I have been on and led several trips to different regions including New Mexico, Mexico, Jamaica, [...]

Day 1 – Here’s Your Hogar Team! We made it safe and sound!

Day 1 "Blessed are the flexible for they will not break"  We made it! Costa Rica is an amazingly beautiful country God has created.  It was an incredibly long day, but we are praising God for our safe arrival and that all of our luggage made it as well. Today was a great, a long [...]