Metro Ministries is focused on investing in children in long term in the communities!
When our children become teenagers, we encourage them to be part of our Youth programs with the purpose to continue investing in their lives in a deeper and integral way.
For many years our main focus was working with the younger children. After several years of investing in these kids, we have seen as they grow older past 12 years old they feel uncomfortable and stopped coming. This was understandable as they had become teenagers and were too old for children’s programs. It was here that Metro Ministries began to also invest in teenagers and not only in the children by offering youth programs.
Now at the age of 10 or older we encourage them to be a part of our youth group and to become part of a local Church. The goal is to teach them the truth of the gospel in a deeper way so they can grow in a deeper understanding of who God is.
In our youth programs, we carry out activities such as games, quality time, sports, praise and worship, Bible lessons, and other activities every week.
When they turn 14, we encourage them to be part of our team and help give back to their community by reaching younger children together!
This is a beautiful and exciting moment when we see them teach the small kids what they have learned themselves in the past. We also do events such as youth camps and outreaches to other parts of Costa Rica where they can serve and stay motivated in the ways of God. They have really learned that God's ways are meant to protect and not to restrict. They see this difference of choice very clearly in their neighborhoods.
The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.