6:8 Ministries has been hosting mission teams in Costa Rica since 2006. During this time God has allowed us to host hundreds of mission teams. These mission teams have primarily worked in Alajuelita, which is the poorest county (per capita) in all of Costa Rica.
Alajuelita is a low income, urban, suburb of San Jose, which is the nation's capital and the largest city in Costa Rica. Due to this, Alajuelita has many of the same challenges as low income, urban environments in the United States. According to the last census, the population is roughly 200,000.
In spite of all of these social and spiritual challenges, we love the people, and we are committed to shining the light of Jesus Christ into this darkness. We strive to accomplish this through hosting short-term mission teams, and other ongoing local ministries such as a life-giving church plant, feeding centers, and a child sponsorship program.