November 24, 2017
Projects
 
Orphanages
There are several orphanages By Provision works with in the Central Valley. They all need people to love and play with children, help cleaning, do laundry, and some constructions projects. All of them need linens and clothing all the time.

BIBLE PROJECT

This is a YWAM ministry with the goal of delivering a Bible to every home in Costa Rica. It’s partnering with a local church in a door to door prayer ministry handing out God’s word to the homes in the church neighborhood. The local church and the team carry out an additional fun event on Saturday to get new people to visit the church, establish relationships, and encourage those who are saved to begin discipleship.

Teams Bring

Bibles cost $9USD each. Each team member needs to sponsor at least 4 Bibles ($36).

A small backpack so you can carry bibles & a water bottle, umbrella.

 
Back Yard Bible School/Vacation Bible School
 
BYBS/VBS is conducted in the afternoons during weekdays and Saturday or Sunday morning depending on team’s schedule. By Provision will arrange for translators. Team must bring most supplies needed and send money and list to By Provision at least a month in advance to purchase items available in Namibia. Translators must be paid $50 USD per day. By Provision will arrange for a church location for a nominal fee (Most churches charge for cleaning and set up).
Suggested Team Member Assignments:
 
         Bible story

Music (provide words and pictures for children to read along, hard copy)

Craft/Memory Verse

Snack/vitamins/meds if needed

Prayer (include registration, photo taking, gifts)

Leader/Coordinator

Sports

The favorite sport in Costa Rica is soccer. Games can be held in the afternoons during weekdays, anytime Saturday, and Sunday afternoons depending on team’s schedule. By Provision will arrange for translators. By Provision can purchase soccer balls if money is sent at least a month in advance.

Any “uniforms” (same color tee-shirts or real uniforms), soccer attire would be greatly appreciated by participants. Team must include a prayer before game and a half-time Bible study. Translators must be paid ($50 USD per day/per translator).
 
Team should purchase in Costa Rica drinks (water or cool drink and snack) for themselves and players.By Provision will arrange for a church location for a nominal fee. Most churches will not charge anything, though some will charge for cleaning and set up.
 
Music
 
If you have a team member that plays guitar or other  instrument, please bring it. Email lyrics to the songs to By Provision so copies can be made ahead of time. Also bring markers to make posters with words to the songs you wish to teach. Please include pictures to make it easier to “read”, most people are illiterate. Once in Costa Rica, purchase large poster board to print the words to the songs you wish to teach. Songs are more readily learned if they have motions to go with them. This is true for adult learners also. In Costa Rica choreography or movement of some sort to accompany songs is expected. Teach the songs in English. A translator can be provided to make sure everyone knows what they are signing. Translators must be paid ($50 USD per day/per translator).

By Provision will arrange for a church location for a nominal fee. Most churches will not charge anything, though some will charge for cleaning and set up.

English Classes
 
Team must bring materials they want to use. Please relate your lessons to Bible stories or sharing the Gospel message. Copies can be made in Costa Rica.
 
Supplies such as paper, pens, markers, and scissors can be purchased ahead of time in Costa Rica. Send By Provision the list of what you want and the money to cover the costs.
If the team wants to work with a particular age group or knowledge level, let us know. Children are available every afternoon. Most parents are available at night.

A fun way to teach English is to have an evangelistic craft project (Good News bracelets/painter’s hats/necklaces). Have the participants memorize the verses in English. They are quick oral learners!

By Provision will arrange for a church location for a nominal fee. Most churches will not charge anything, though some will charge for cleaning and set up. Translators, if wanted, are paid $50 USD per day/per translator.
 
 
Basic Bible Study/Leadership Training
 
Team must bring materials they want to use. Copies can be made in Costa Rica. By Provision can make available a CD player, video player, and projector. Other supplies such as paper, pens, markers, and scissors can be purchased ahead of time in Costa Rica. Send By Provision the list of what you want and the money to cover the costs.

By Provision will arrange for a church location for a nominal fee. Most churches will not charge anything, though some will charge for electricity, cleaning and set up. Translators, if wanted, are paid $50 USD per day/per translator.


Arts and Crafts
 
Arts and crafts could be needle work projects include teaching knitting/crochet, providing the materials, doing a Bible study in conjunction with project. The key to this kind of project are the team members themselves.

By Provision will customize the project to the interest level of the team. These projects can provide a basis for a micro business.

Other Ideas Are Welcomed
 
The needs are endless in Costa Rica and the people appreciate your help.  By Provision will arrange for projects you are particularly interested in and able to do. The ideal time frame is 2 weeks to 3 months.