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Meet the Jenkins family …

 

Emma, Caleb & Isaac (oldest to youngest).
The Jenkins family in San Jose, Costa Rica. Dan & Sue with children: Emma, Caleb & Isaac (oldest to youngest).

Welcome to “Tico Times Tres,” a journal of the Jenkins family’s journey to the mission field.  To understand the purpose of this blog, you first need a little background information.  God has called our family to missions — specifically, to San Jose, Costa Rica.  “Tico Times Tres” is a blog dedicated to the impressions of our children (Emma, Caleb & Issac) as they transform from Midwesterners to “Ticos,” the name by which Costa Ricans affectionately refer to themselves. 

Now accepted with the Evangelical Free Church of America’s ReachGlobal, we are in the training and support-raising phase of becoming missionaries in the area of “Micro-Enterprise Development” (MED) in Costa Rica.  This initiative is based on the belief that when local pastors and congregations are financially sustainable, they are better equipped to serve their communities and grow their ministries.

The initial focus will be to assist bi-vocational pastors, who depend on a second job or a fledgling business to support their ministries.  This will involve providing counsel regarding the establishment and optimization of small businesses, as well as connections to resources such as micro-loans, business partners, and new markets.  We hope to expand this ministry to assist church members and to reach out into the broader community.

To learn more about ways you can give toward our efforts, click here.  (Gifts should be directed to the account of Daniel Jenkins, ID#1648.)

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  1. Barb Harris
    Aug 13, 2009 @ 08:21:00

    Hi…got the link from Jen. I used to work with Dan at STanding Partnership. Loved the posting about FMSC. I was just at an allday meeting with them yesterday here in Phoenix, as they are looking to open a new site, and we Phoenicians have been busy packing meals for them the past few years. I am heading up the PR component locally. Godspeed on your journey.

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