Posted on June 18, 2019 Discovery Trip to Costa Rica

October 28 – November 6, 2019 will find Rev. Dr. John Grisham leading a Short-Term Mission Discovery team from the US to Costa Rica. Do you know that Rev. John has been leading teams to Costa Rica for over twenty five years?                             In his current role as Special Assistant to Area Director, Rev. Dr. Adalia Gutierrez-Lee and Special Assistant to STM, he has encouraged, facilitated, guided, led, organized and has been instrumental to hundreds of volunteers to get on the plane to San Jose, to visit partner churches in Costa Rica and most recently (in March 2019) to do some building and rehab work at the Baptist camp, Camp Ochomogo. Rev. John Grisham is the Minister of Mission for ABCGRR. He embodies 1 Peter 4:10 “Serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.” Blessings received, blessings given.

Rev. John Grisham is the Missionary Liaison for  the ABCGRR region and Costa Rica. This special partnership dates back many decades. The first church in Costa Rica to host a team in 1985 from the ABCGRR region was the Paso Ancho Church. Many meals have been shared since then between many families in Costa Rica and US based volunteers. We are grateful for intentional partnerships, friendships, christian love.

This coming fall 2019, you will have an opportunity to travel the hills and roads of Costa Rica, its beautiful landscape, attend vibrant worship services, meet with members of the Federation Bautista in Costa Rica (our local partner), meet with IM global servants, visit the Baptist Seminary, and understand the scope and depth of ministry in Costa Rica. The Discovery trip will last nine days and your heart will forever be changed. Perhaps you will get a glimpse of what has made Costa Rica so special to Rev. John Grisham since 1985? Or perhaps God will nudge you to trust to be stretched out of your comfort zone and be guided by the compass in your heart; the compass of missions.

If you would like to sign up, send in your deposit and know more about the up-coming fall short-term mission trip, please contact Rev. John Grisham at