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Date

Nov 08 - 15 2025

Time

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Costa Rica

Details

This team will be partnering with a local church in Costa Rica. From children’s ministry, sharing testimonies, going door-to-door praying with families, and a small construction project, you’ll be immersed in a community where a locally led church stands strong. Together we will encourage the local church who continues to spiritually feed the community.

Team Leaders: Nathan & Laura Norman

Country Info | COSTA RICA

  • Population: 5.8 Million (2022)
  • Religion: 76% Roman Catholic, 13% Christian
  • Language: Spanish
  • Currency: Colones
  • Average temperature: 88F High/71F Low in February
  • Time change: -1 hour from Alabama
  • More info: Visit Lonelyplanet.com and cia.gov/the-world-factbook/

Who is this trip for? This trip is designed for anyone, but minors must travel with an adult parent/guardian. Participants may register who can maintain the posture of a Christ-centered servant while navigating the unique challenges of mission work.  As you serve our love for the people of Costa Rica will grow and you won’t come home the same!

Registration Requirements: Registration for the team is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration does not guarantee your placement on the team. To reserve your spot, fill out the online registration and submit your deposit. Please do no register for the trip until you can guarantee that you:

  1. hold a valid passport (in hand) with an expiration date 6 months after the trip end date.
  2. have finished or will be in a semester of Dust at the time of the trip.

Dates:  November 8-14, 2025
Dates are tentative until tickets are purchased 3 or 4 months prior to departure

ESTIMATED Cost: $1,750 per person.*
*Cost is based upon ESTIMATED expenses at the time registration is posted (Jan. 2024) and is subject to change depending on the actual cost of expenses. We do our best to keep the fees at the listed price.  In addition, trip participants may be asked to collect items that will be donated.

Payment Schedule:
Non-refundable Deposit due upon registration: $200
Payment 2, due August 5, 2025 = $500 (Cumulative total = $700)
Payment 3, due September 5, 2025 = $500 (Cumulative total = $1,200)
Final Payment, due October 5, 2025 = $550 (Cumulative total = $1,750)

Refunds:
If for any reason you cannot or prefer not to go, we will refund/credit as much of the trip cost as possible. We will work with you to get as much of the airfare cost credited/refunded as well. The timing of your cancellation and deposits paid to vendors will determine how much can be refunded.

Charitable Giving:
This trip IS qualified as charitable giving. Payments for mission trips are considered charitable giving and will be reflected the donor’s annual giving statement.

  • If paid by check make payable to CityHope Church
  • All Checks should include the trip code: COSTA RICA 2025

Personal Fundraising:

  • Personal support letters (a sample support letter will be given after approval)
  • Reduce your luxury spending (coffee, eating-out, entertainment, etc.)
  • Collect and sell unwanted items on eBay or craigslist
  • Possibly get a second temporary part-time job

Included in cost: 

  • Airfare, one checked bag, ground transportation, food, accommodations, ministry project supplies
  • A tourist activity/sight-seeing day
  • Kingdom Builders Go Global team t-shirt
  • Does not include passport fees or immunizations costs
  • Trip participants may be asked to collect items that will be donated. 

Passports:
Passports are required for this trip and are not covered by the registration fee.
A color copy of your passport is due May 5, 2025.
Your passport MUST NOT EXPIRE before May 14, 2026.

Where will we stay?
We will be staying in a mission-style hotel.

What will we eat?
Breakfasts will be at our hotel, and most of our other meals will be prepared by the local church. If you have food allergies, please notify us in advance and be prepared to bring snacks.

What should I bring?
Each trip is different and you’ll be given a packing list for this specific trip at the mission trip info meeting before our departure. You will bring all the basic necessities for hygiene and living. The attire is mainly scrubs or lightweight pants, t-shirts, tennis shoes, and sandals. The climate is very manageable and allows for many different types of clothing to be comfortable.

Pre-Trip Team Training Meetings:
Your trip leader will reach out to you about team meetings before the trip. This will be an opportunity for you to meet your team, begin coordinating tools and supplies needed, and learn more details about what is recommended to pack. Attendance is required.

Health Info

  • No immunizations required
  • Consult your personal physician for recommendations
  • Visit a travel clinic or check out cdc.gov

Get Started

  • Register for the trip
  • Make sure you have a valid passport
  • Start raising financial support

Registration closes:  May 5, 2025

Questions:
If you have additional questions about this trip, please contact Pastor Nathan Norman:

  • email:  missions@cityhope.cc
  • cell:  251-307-3750

Facebook: facebook.com/cityhopeglobalmissions
Instagram: instagram.com/cityhopemissions/

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