Costa Rica High School Mission Trip

Costa Rica High School Mission Trip
June 22-28, 2019

Trip Purpose & Mission
  • To partner alongside the servants of the Methodist Rural Center in Christian mission to the people of Costa Rica.
  • To affirm God’s presence in Costa Rica and with the people of Costa Rica before we arrive and after we leave. God is already there!
  • To provide our high school students the opportunity to serve internationally on a short-term mission trip.
  • To learn from the people of Costa Rica and bring back new wisdom to how we live, love, and serve here in the Athens Area community.
Trip Participant Costs

Lodging: $40.00 per-person
Food for Week: $90.00 per-person
T-Shirt: $15.00 per-person
Group Excursion Fee: $30.00 per-person
Airport Area Lodging: $25.00 per-person
Airfare: $550.00 per-person

Total Trip Cost = $750.00
Three Trip Deposits: $100.00 (by February 1); $325.00 (by April 1); $325.00 (by June 1)

***Trip capped at 18 total high schoolers. Must register and pay the deposit by February 1 at 11:55 p.m. to be included in this number. If filled, we will need to put additional names on a waiting list.

Trip Payments

April Trip Payment

June 1 | Trip Payment

Information on Who We’re Serving With

Your host and coordinator:
Mrs. Marion F. Woods (Mary Maria)
Apartado 303-4400 Ciudad Quesada, Costa Rica, Central America
Telephone and Fax:  011-506-2460-2162
Web Page:

“God’s plan for our lives brought us to Costa Rica. Marion served here since 1950 as pastor, district superintendent, director of the Methodist School, the Methodist Seminary, coordinator of Volunteer in Mission teams, in most areas of Costa Rica, beginning in Golfito in the South and all the way to Los Chiles and Upala on the Northern Frontier. The Volunteer in Mission program brought Mary to work in Costa Rica, primarily in children’s work and team coordination, in 1986. We were married in 1993 and served together in the VIM program. In 1994 we were named Directors of the Methodist Rural Center. From the Rural Center, we have coordinated projects in many areas of the Church with our District Superintendents and Pastors in the entire ministry of the Church. The Volunteer in Mission program has allowed the Church to grow in marvelous ways, both touching the lives of those who come to serve, and those who receive and are served here on the field.  Marion and I had the joy to serve together for almost 24 years. God teaches us all through the VIM experience, and therein makes His purposes clear. It has been our high privilege to serve you and our Lord through Volunteer in Missions. Since Marion’s death on April 21, 2016, I continue here with God’s help and yours.”

We all welcome your coming as SHORT-TERM MISSIONARIES!  Those you will work with here in Costa Rica desire that your time here will be a spiritual renewal in every way.

Goal to have God's presence in each detail is our prayer for all the preparations, both ours here and yours there as you plan to come.

If you have any questions or need more info?
Contact Josh ( ) or Laney ( ) for information about the Costa Rica High School Mission Trip; contact Kayla ( ) for help with registration, youth information form, or trip payments.