Intergenerational Mission Trip
Costa Rica- May 26, 2018 – June 2, 2018
At Asbury UMC, we believe it is important to create a faith that will last a lifetime. Getting away for a week long mission trip provides an atmosphere where God can mold us in new and different ways. This trip is unique because it is intergenerational which provide numerous perspectives and opportunities to grow. We hope you will consider joining us as we partner with Costa Rica Mission Projects.
$1,000 per person. $100 non-refundable deposit due at registration.
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Tuesday, October 24- Interest Meeting 6:30-7:30 PM in the Asbury Youth Room
Sunday, February 11- Team Lunch and Orientation 12:00-1:30 PM
Saturday, May 26 *Times are Tentative
4:30 AM Meet at Asbury UMC
8:00 AM Arrive at Atlanta International Airport
11:00 AM Delta Flight 387 to Costa Rica
1:30 PM Arrive in Costa Rica
3:00 PM Meal near the Airport
8:00 PM Arrive at CRMP Ministry Center
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Depart for Church
12:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM City Tour
(If work project is 45 minutes or more from Ministry Center then this will be travel time)
5:30 PM Dinner on the town
Monday-Thursday (Work Week-Typical Day)
7:30 AM Breakfast
Morning Devotion Time
8:30 AM Team Meeting
9:00 AM Begin Work Day
12:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Work Day/VBS
4:30 PM End Work Day
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Devotion
(One night of the week we will attend Church)
8:00 PM Games and Fellowship
10:00 PM Lights Out
Saturday, June 2
9:30 AM Depart for Airport
1:00 PM Delta Flight 903 to Atlanta
6:00 PM Arrive in Atlanta
10:00 PM Arrive at Asbury UMC
2017 CRMP High School Trip Video
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do an intergenerational Mission Trip? Who can go on the trip? This trip is designed for people of a variety of ages to serve together as a spiritual family. Those who have completed 3rd grader through 8th grade can attend with a guardian. Those who have completed 9th grade do not need a parent to attend. High school students attending without a guardian will be partnered with an adult.
Where do we sleep? This is an intergenerational trip but families typically do not sleep in the same space. Rooms are based on gender not families. We will do our best to put families together the last night at the hotel. It is best for each person to have their own bag.
Can I drink the water? Yes, it is safe to drink the water in Costa Rica.
Do they take American money? Yes, but you will get Costa Rican change.
Can the toilet paper be flushed? No, most plumbing systems can’t handle paper so there are trash cans next to the toilets. You can start practicing now if it helps.
Do we need passport and shots? Yes, everyone attending needs a passport. Check with your doctor about what shots you need for the trip.
Costa Rican Mission Projects is led by United Methodist missionary Wil Bailey. Wil and his wife Yolanda believe that when Jesus washed the feet of His disciples he taught us in dramatic fashion that if we claim to be His followers we must be servants to one another.
Christian service comes in many forms and Wil and Yolanda believe they have been called to provide opportunities for churches in Costa Rica and churches from other countries to serve one another and explore what it means for us to be part of a body that extends far beyond the walls of our own individual churches. Their hope is that they might be able to help foster long lasting, fruitful relationships between the congregations who participate in this ministry. It is very important to them that they avoid establishing or reinforcing already existing relationships of dependency but rather the churches involved will discover the benefits of interaction with one another. They understand the communion that takes place across borders, cultures and languages as a glimpse of God’s Kingdom and as a sign of the work of the Holy Spirit among us.