Welcome to Youth With A Mission (YWAM)
Heredia, Costa Rica
YWAM began in 1960 when founder, Loren Cunningham, had a vision of waves of young people impacting the nations with God’s love. Ever since then, YWAM has paved the way for people to get to know God and make Him known through global missions. Experience the beauty and charm of Costa Rica while you come to know Jesus better and help to make Him known. The YWAM Heredia base is located (view map) in the beautiful mountain of San Rafael de Heredia. The base is on 7 beautiful acres at an elevation of 5100 feet with an average year round temperature of 72 degrees. The property is 24,000 sq meters (just under 7 acres) and allows for the development and efficient use of natural resources such as organic agriculture, livestock, solar and more. Training in the efficient use of natural resources allows these technologies to be taken to needy people in developing nations and elsewhere as a means to open doors for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.
You may also come to this YWAM Costa Rica base as part of a short term team for 1-3 weeks or as an individual volunteer, called a Mission Builder. Please explore and enjoy our website for much more information and detail.
Additionally, we have even more information at your fingertips. By clicking the links below, you can find everything from who we are and who is on staff with us to what our vision, mission and values are. We want you to know what life is like here, so we included information on nearby restaurants, shopping and tourist destinations. If you have any questions at all about your possible new home, feel free to contact us by clicking here.