Student Mission Trip – 2019 Costa Rica

First-ever Lakeland Students Mission Trip!

We are sending a team of high schoolers to Costa Rica in June to minister and serve at Hogar de Vida. We’re so proud of these students for following God’s lead and going in faith. We invite you to follow this blog and pray for this team.

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?
As a team, we are raising over $28,000 for this mission. Approximately 50% of the funds raised will go directly towards the ministry of Hogar. The remainder will send our students into a life-changing opportunity. Each student will be raising ~$1,900.

Invest today by clicking below…

Cloudy With A Chance Of Darryll

Hello Family, Friends, and our Supporters! We started off today with an amazing devotion from a few of the Tías. One of the devotions was from a Tía named Patricia who shared how God answered her prayer about needing encouragement through a group from our team praying over her on Sunday. It helped to remind […]

“Darryll’s Day Off”

This blog post is going to be written by me, Luke. Today was our vacation day/team outing. We started the day off with pastries given to us by Matt, the Hogar De Vida Director. So we knew it was going to be a good day. We got on the bus at 6:45 to go ziplining […]

Fiesta like there’s no mañana!

This morning we went to church in town with Helen. Helen is a wonderful woman of faith who serves at Hogar de Vida as a director. She hosted us today, and is now absolutely our hero. After church, we were driving past a man in town who was asking for money outside of a bank. […]

Getting to work

Today we got to work, and we got to work hard! Our team did an awesome job of working with great attitudes. We had a team haul truckloads of brush and logs out of the way, making the campus here more beautiful. We had a couple of people scraping and painting a room. We had […]

Finally Here!

Help!  We’re stuck somewhere in Mexico! Kidding… We made it to Hogar De Vida!  The topography is completely different here in Costa Rica.  It was amazing to see as we flew into San José and then drove up and down the windy mountain roads to Aténas where Hogar De Vida, the children’s home, is located. […]

Raising Funds & Building Team

Less than two weeks until we head to Costa Rica! These past couple weekends have been busy and awesome! Huge thanks to all who came out to support us, even in the rain, as we sold brats and baked goods.  We were able to raise over $800 for our mission!  And of course, we had […]

Meet the Team

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things. How might God use this group of students as they take a step of faith to engage with His mission in Costa Rica? Check out this video…            

Student Mission Team

HS CR Team 2019 From left to right… Front row: Nicole Fish, Amelia Adcock, Britney Mayfield, Kylee Kozbiel, Payton Powell, Peyton Boston, Bob Furlo Back row: Ellie Koepke, Erik Swanson, Emma Stoll, Taylor Skates, Jenny-Flore Boston, Nelson Ray, Luke Breen, Basil Demco