Mission Work

While abroad, students will be partnered with a mission mentor who will help them get involved with ministry opportunities and connect them with a local church and the Christian community in San José. The local mission mentor in San José is Laura. Students will meet regularly with Laura for prayer, reflection, and spiritual accountability; the spiritual support and opportunities will make their time abroad transformational! 

Ministry opportunities in San José include working with an anti-trafficking ministry and serving a family that has adopted abandoned children. When serving with the anti-trafficking ministry, students mainly serve in street ministry, which consists of sharing coffee and cookies to men and women in prostitution, engaging in conversations with them in order to pray for them, and building relationships with them that may lead to a presentation of the gospel and eventual discipleship. Before starting the street ministry, everyone gets together to pray, worship, and have a short devotional, and afterwards, everyone gets together again to debrief.  

Students also have the opportunity to serve at Casa de Pan, the home of a family that has adopted many abandoned children. It is not an orphanage, but actually a big home, and the family has around 48 sons and daughters from ages 4 to 20+. Students can help with a variety of household chores and also help with English tutoring. When these two activities are completed or not needed, students also play with the children.  

*Mission work differs by site & term. For ministry details for a specific term, please email info@veritasabroad.com