Costa Rica

Costa Rica 2022

Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!
1 Chronicles 16:24

Saturday, July 15, 2023 – Saturday, July 22, 2023
Alajuela, Costa Rica

Rice & Beans Ministries seeks to build relationships, support families and communities, and care for those in need in Costa Rica. We do this through three primary ministries: Food Ministry, Kids Ministry, and Construction Ministry. All three ministries go hand-in-hand to support each other, and you can join us in making a difference.

Trip Cost: $2,000 ($1,100 for airfare and $700 for RABMIN fee and $200 for food bags)
Open to Adults (18 years and Up) and Families with Youth (12 -17 years)

Food Ministry – Food bags and prayer in the community
Construction – Building and repairing homes
Kids Ministry – Bible Experience and gift bags in the schools

To Join the Team:
  1. Pray for discernment
  2. Contact Neal Gowdy at (601) 914-7113 or email
  3. Complete the ONLINE APPLICATION with an initial payment of $200.
  4. Attend the team meetings.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Need a Passport? 

Yes. Traveling outside the United States requires an up-to-date passport. Passports cost approximately $175. On how to apply for a U.S. Passport visit HERE

What Vaccinations Do I Need To Get? 

Please visit the CDC WEBPAGE for Costa Rica and consult your medical doctor to determine what vaccinations you will need. 

Did My Application Go Through? 

You will receive a confirmation email within two minutes of submitting your application. If you did not, contact us at

Are Scholarships Available for Costa Rica Trips? 

Yes, Christ United has scholarships. Close to 30 percent of our missionaries need a level of scholarship. We also have support letters crafted. Contact Neal Gowdy at (601) 914-7113 or email .