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The C&MA entered Costa Rica in 1975 and consists of four organized churches and more than 2,000 inclusive members. Currently, our workers are partnering with national church leaders in Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua. They are involved in English as a Second language classes, leadership training, and more.

Alliance workers who serve in Latin American countries complete one year of language study in Costa Rica before transitioning to their country of service.

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Field Office Information

C&MA Field Entry in 1975

Field Director:
Mailing Address:
Plaza Colonial Escazu Apartado 569-1260

National Church

The Christian and Missionary Alliance of Costa Rica: 4 organized churches, 1 unorganized group, 6 ordained ministers, 612 baptized members, and 2,120 inclusive members

Team Initiatives

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2 International Workers in Costa Rica


Population--4,016,173 Infant mortality rate--9.9/1,000 Life expectancy--76.8
Capital City
San José (1,527,300) pop.
Slightly larger than Vermont and New Hampshire combined, Costa Rica (19,730 sq. mi.) has rich agricultural land, lowlands, and an interior plateau.
Spanish (official), English
White/Mestizo--94%; Black--3%; Amerindian--1%; Chinese--1%; other--1%
Per capita income--$9,600 Inflation--11.5% Unemployment--6.6% Literacy rate--96% (2003 est.)
Government/Political Climate
Democratic republic. The standard of living is relatively high, and land ownership is widespread.
Roman Catholic--76.3%; Evangelical--13.7%; Jehovah’s Witness--1.3%; other Protestant--0.7%; other--4.8%; none--3.2%

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