Faithful Servant Missions is a Christ-centered 501c3 nonprofit organization that seeks to serve those whom society has forgotten in both Costa Rica and Panama. It all began in 2006 following a one-week mission trip to San Ramon, Costa Rica. We deeply felt God’s call to make a difference in the lives of the people of Bajo Tejares which is a community that is primarily Nicaraguan immigrants who fled political persecution and economic instability, seeking a better life for themselves and their children.
Initially, the Costa Rican government provided for them; then they became “outsiders” and a burden for the people of Costa Rica. Abandoned and poor, these people lived in wooden shacks and slept on dirt floors. With an unemployment rate hovering around 80%, most were surviving on day labor when available, prostitution or drug trafficking.
FSM identified three major areas of intervention to break the cycle of poverty: physical, educational and spiritual. The Board of Directors purchased land and completed construction of Centro Comunidad Cristiana in August of 2008. A multipurpose church building, parsonage, recreational facilities, and an education building were initially built.
The physical needs of the community began to be met on a case-by-case basis, ranging from hosting medical clinics to repairing homes for residents of Bajo Tejares. We began to meet educational needs through one on one academic support programs for over 150 children. The University of Costa Rica b
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