Zacek Mission Trip to Costa Rica
Organized by: Russell Zacek
EVENT DATE Feb 26, 2016
Marleigh and I (Russell) travelled to Costa Rica last year with Church Alive to help at Chicas de Promesa (girls of promise) and led a boys after school program for about 40 boys. We taught them about strength, honor and courage. We led a team that worked directly with the boys, while others on the team built a new copy room for the school in Lin de Vista, and another team worked with the young girls. The boys program was a pilot to begin to do what the girls program has established over the past 10 years. These programs mentor the children to become positive role models in the society inside of a poor city where gangs rule, drugs are everywhere and abuse is commonplace in children. Chicas de Promesa has turned this story around and the girls in the program have reported a sharp decrease in abuse. They are confident, joyful and driven to succeed. This program is making a huge difference and changing the culture for the community. This year, Marleigh and I want to bring Jackson, our 17 year old son to be part of the mission. Jackson is great with young men, has a heart to help others and has been on a mission trip like this in Ecuador two years ago. We are so excited to join with Church Alive and be part of making a difference in Lin de Vista, Costa Rica. If this plan moves you and you want to help, we would be so thankful and keep you aware of what happens on the trip.