Pura Vida! (Pure Life!) This common greeting in Costa Rica will be spoken to you with a warm, welcoming smile and a handshake. Traveling to this lush tropical country on a mission trip will bring you many opportunities to spread the love of Jesus to people needing His mercy and grace. Although Costa Rica is considered a “developing” country due to its economic climate centered around tourism, this tiny country is home to many marginalized people burdened by poverty. It is a country of vast contrasts – from extreme wealth to those trapped in addiction, human trafficking, or living as a third-generation refugee. Mission trip activities include children’s ministry, feeding programs, construction projects, street ministry, reaching out to women and orphans, and many more. This tropical paradise is a prime location to share the abundance of grace and love of Jesus Christ!