When Open Eyes Ministries expanded to Honduras, it also began working in Costa Rica. Leveraging the experiences from Nicaragua, Terry & Arlene duPont began creating and growing cell groups. From these efforts, an opportunity arose to launch a new church in Costa Rica in cooperation with Faith Promise Church in Knoxville, TN.
In March 2014, Open Eyes Ministries helped Faith Promise Church start an international campus in this beautiful country. Promesa de Fe (Faith Promise Church Costa Rica) is averaging over 300 on the weekends and over 1,000 people have made new professions of faith. The church is led by Pastors Edier and Katia Valverde who are assisted by both Faith Promise Church (USA) and OEM.
Small groups: Open Eyes Ministries has helped start hundreds of small groups in Liberia to Punta Arenas and through these groups, people are finding relationships with others and the Lord.
Evangelism is fruitful in Costa Rica and is done door-to-door with food baskets, mini-crusades and walking the streets.
Preaching/Teaching: OEM has spent many years preaching and teaching the Word in Costa Rica. It is a blessing that the churches and organizations in this country are so open.
Business Community: We frequently have businessmen’s conferences and talk about how to use Christian principles to improve their businesses.
Short-term mission teams continue to engage the people of Costa Rica through neighborhood evangelism and feeding programs.