Subscribe now

All articles in category Costa Rica

July 2013

Compassion in Costa Rica

He’s split up fights with street gangs in Costa Rica, but Keith Holder says his most terrifying experience came recently in England. The missionary was awarded an MBE in 2011 for the work he and his wife Joy have done in Costa Rica for the last 20 years.      Keith (63) says, ‘It was…

Read more
Missionary Spotlight – Costa Rica at a glance
October 2008

Missionary Spotlight – Costa Rica at a glance

Costa Rica at a glance Costa Rica is a mountainous Central American nation. Nine per cent of its four million inhabitants profess to be evangelical; 85% are Roman Catholics.      Most Costa Ricans are Spanish or mestizo (mixed European-Amerindian); 3% are of black African origin (largely, English-speaking descendants of 19th-century Jamaican immigrants). Spanish is the…

Read more
Missionary Spotlight – Coping with upheavals in Costa Rica
October 2008

Missionary Spotlight – Coping with upheavals in Costa Rica

Coping with upheavals in Costa Rica The twentieth century witnessed two upheavals, the first being the growth of urban communities. Early in the century 14% of the world's population lived in cities; today 50% are urbanites.1     If we bear in mind that over the same century world population has more than tripled, we begin to…

Read more
Missionary Spotlight – Dispelling the image
October 2008

Missionary Spotlight – Dispelling the image

Dispelling the image As one of very few Reformed churches in Costa Rica, our small denomination (comprised of four congregations) swims against a current set by the Roman Catholic Church and the many 'evangelical' churches that have sold out to 'health and wealth' neo-Pentecostalism.      This makes for slow going, but God is good and has…

Read more