2017 Summer Trip: June 24 – July 1
Cost: Current cost for the trip is $1800 per person (minimum of $950.00) for each missionary. Please keep in mind that Salem has some funds to contribute. We can share many fundraising opportunities ideas and offer online donations through the Salem website.
Who: Anyone 16 years or older, unless accompanied by a parent.
Information Meetings: Learn more at informational meetings on Sundays, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, & 11/13 after services (approx. @ 10:45 and 12:00 noon). – The Commons (next to the church office)
Contact: Interested, but have questions? Contact Tim Jarvis.
Deposit: $100 non-refundable deposit is requested
Type of Work: February 2017 Trip - We are planning to work in Volcan, de Buenos Aires about 45 minutes South of San Isidro. We will be replacing the roof on their sanctuary, redoing the electrical system, installing ceilings, repairing walls and painting. The teams will commute back and forth from The Missions and Ministry Centre in San Isidro.
Click on the button to the left to purchase stock in the Costa Rica Mission Trip. Your stock gift will help support our high school students participate in the 2017 trip.
Salem has been sending mission groups to Costa Rica for over ten years, and we've partnered with Wil Bailey of Costa Rica Mission Projects or CRMP. Wil is a North Carolina United Methodist Conference Missionary and received his Master of Divinity degree from Duke University Divinity School in May of 2003. His wife, Yolanda, is an active, life-long member of the Evangelical Methodist Church of Costa Rica. Salem's relationship with Wil, Yolanda, and his team runs deep for many reasons, one being the emphasis on relationship, as described on their website regarding how they view mission: Christian service comes in many forms and they believe that 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, that 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.