Trinity Christian Academy’s Annual Missions Trips to Costa Rica: A Decade of Impact

Trinity Christian Academy (TCA) has embarked on a remarkable journey over the past decade, making a profound impact on the lives of countless individuals in Costa Rica. Since their inaugural trip in 2012, TCA has been annually sending a dedicated team of students, parents, staff, and alumni to reflect the love of Christ in tangible ways and share the Gospel in marginalized communities. Despite a brief hiatus from 2020 to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these missions trips have continued to be a beacon of hope, love, and faith, touching the hearts of both the TCA team and the people they serve.

For the past ten years, TCA has served alongside Pastor Alejandro and his wife at Iglesia Cristiana Vida Nueva in Heredia, Costa Rica. The primary focus of these trips is building relationships within the community. The team engages in a variety of activities, such as playing soccer, jump rope, coloring, painting nails, puppet shows, and distributing toys, food, and clothing. These activities serve as a bridge to foster connections with the locals, particularly the children. Pastor Alejandro, who tirelessly supports the community, has been an invaluable partner in this endeavor. The TCA team is grateful for his guidance and support in their mission. Over the years, they've developed strong relationships with the people of Costa Rica, relationships that have deepened over the course of a decade.

At the core of TCA's missions trips is sharing of the Gospel. Each visit to the community of Iglesia Cristiana Vida Nueva concludes with a clear Gospel presentation, providing the team with an opportunity to witness the transformative power of faith in Jesus Christ. Over the years, they've had the privilege of seeing numerous kids and teens pray to receive Christ, leaving an indelible mark on the community's spiritual journey.

Flexibility and a willingness to follow the Holy Spirit's leading are crucial components of TCA's missions trips. Their goal is not just to meet practical needs but to reflect Christ's love in tangible ways. This has led to remarkable acts of kindness, such as purchasing a wheelchair for a child in need, offering prayers to a woman on her deathbed, helping a flood-stricken man repair his home, and even spontaneously sharing the Gospel with McDonald's workers, among many others.

In addition to their outreach efforts, TCA has played a significant role in addressing the housing needs of marginalized communities. They've constructed a total of six houses for families in need, often consisting of Nicaraguan refugees who have faced numerous challenges. What sets TCA apart is their commitment to making these houses, not just structures, but homes. The team shops for household items and decorations, adding finishing touches that turn a house into a warm and welcoming home.


TCA's missions trips are not only leave an impact on the people of Costa Rica, but they leave a profound impact on our TCA family members as well. Those who participate witness the transformative power of love, compassion, and faith in action. These journeys become opportunities for personal growth, spiritual deepening, and a broader perspective on life.

Trinity Christian Academy's annual missions trips to Costa Rica are a testament to the power of faith in action. Over the past decade, they have created lasting relationships, shared the Gospel, met practical needs, and provided homes for families in need. Through these journeys, they've not only touched the lives of those they serve but also experienced personal transformation and spiritual growth. This is just one of many ways, TCA students are showing their dedication to serving others and reflecting the love of Christ.

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