Who we are:

Metro Ministries is a faith-based humanitarian organization dedicated to serving children and youth from poor neighborhoods in San Jose and various communities in Costa Rica through programs for children and youth.

We work to rescue suffering children and offer them a message of love and hope that encourages them to stay in school and away from gangs and other destructive or criminal behavior so common in inner-city environments. Metro meets both spiritual and physical needs through long-term one-to-one relationships, child sponsorship, and visits.

 

What matters to us:

In a world full of suffering and pain, we try to bring love and hope to all those families and children who grow up under great social risk.
By investing in each child's life over a 10-year period, it is important to us to see a lasting change in each child's life as he or she becomes an adult, principled and prepared to face the world with a positive attitude, despite his or her past or the suffering he or she has experienced.

 

What we do:

We provide physical and spiritual support to families in extreme poverty. Our projects focus on disadvantaged, abused, and mistreated children and youth from their homes. We currently support over 150 children per week and youth with our programs. We offer various activities for children such as Dramas, puppet shows, Bible stories, Bible lessons, games, worship songs with movement, art clubs, vacation Bible schools, youth camps, home visits, child sponsorships, community work with missionary teams. We believe that relationships and meeting physical needs are important, but it is the redemptive power of Jesus that truly changes lives. For children living in desperate situations, it is God's love that brings hope, joy, peace, and provides a foundation that cannot be shaken.

Our children and youth programs are great opportunities in our ministry, where youth and children meet and receive the love of Jesus for the first time.

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How we do it:

How we do some of our activities​:

Art and Crafts It is a wonderful moment where the children explore their creativity.
Arts and crafts are two quite different activities that offer our children different learning opportunities.  Working on arts and crafts projects together helps them improve their teamwork, communication, and social skills, as they will have to learn to co-operate and communicate to complete their projects.  Doing crafts and arts allows us to spend quality time together with the children and make important memories that will often last longer than the craft itself. Arts and Crafts also allow us the opportunity to talk to each other, and hear more about them, about their day, their hopes, stories, or their worries.

Vacation Bable School, Twice a year, during the children's school vacations, we do special programs like summer schools to connect with the children in a deeper way with each one of them, it is also a great opportunity to spend with them in their free time so that they are not in the streets surrounded by bad influences but in a safe and loving environment.

Programs for Children

Our children's programs are designed for ages 3 to 10 years old. In these programs, children have the opportunity to experience worship in an age-appropriate format each week. Our programs consist of prayer, music, Bible stories, Bible lesson, Bible-learning activities such as memory verses, Bible lesson review, games, and other activities. 

​Through the Year

Youth Camp, We do it every year to spiritually motivate the young people we assist and so that they too can leave their homes and their environment of emotional suffering. These activities are very effective in our programs to encourage young people in the way of God. 

 

Outreach is events that take place in various places in Costa Rica with the purpose of supporting other ministries, with Bible schools for children, or also with community help with local people.

Signing up for our newsletters:

We love to share what God is doing through our ministry. And we would love to share it with you. We send out our newsletters every 2 to 3 months.  

sign up here. We also share regular updates on our social media. 

Support us financially:

Your financial contribution is a vital part of our work. By donating to our ministry, you are partnering with us in this work with children and families in Costa Rica.