Hope Fellowship Outreach, Inc., (Outreach) is an Oklahoma, not for profit corporation, with a 501c3 designation from the Internal Revenue Service. (Tax ID 81-0735730) Outreach was formed in 2015, to accept tax deductible donations from US citizens. Outreach’s ministry is supporting Christian ministries in Costa Rica, primarily Hope Fellowship. Our newest program is the Pastoral Support Program (Soporte Pastoral). Click on Pastoral Support Program tab above for more information.
Hope Fellowship is a Christian Community in action for nearly 15 years in the Playas del Coco region of northwest Costa Rica. Originally an English speaking congregation, we now also have services in Spanish also. Our Hope Fellowship Manos EsperanzaProgram (Hands of Hope) has a strong education program for the locals including English as a second language with over 150 students in class at the present time. We also teach other job skills. In 2019, the Hope Fellowship Backpack Program provided uniforms, shoes, backpacks and school supplies for over 800 of the poorest children, who otherwise could not have attended school. Our Seeds of Hope feeding programs provides meals to over 400 children at six feeding sites every week and provides other food support to the desperately poor. Our Home Improvement Project repairs homes for the elderly and handicapped. Of course, our Youth Program is flourishing with programs on the beach, concerts, and other attractions. Please see our website at hope.cr for more program information and our vision statement. Here is the link: www.hope.cr
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He is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
ABOUT JESUS CHRIST Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father and Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King.
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. The Holy Spirit is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.
Pastor Henry Gutierrez was born in San Jose, Costa Rica. He is married to Eugenia Alpizar and they have three children.
. They both studied Theology and were ordained as Pastors by the Alianza Evangelica Nacional.. Pastor Henry' and Eugenia, joined Hope Fellowship’s leadership, and then on January 1, 2012, they were ordained as Hope's pastoral team.
As the Pastor of Hope Fellowship.
Pastor Henry feels certain that the Lord has placed Hope Fellowship in the perfect community to fulfill God’s vision. He has a deep love for the Coco community and is eager to share the love of Jesus with residents and visitors alike.
Pastor Henry, his wife, the church leadership and many other collaborators have realized the vision and mission for Hope Fellowship through different community projects and ministries.
Hope Fellowship’s outreach is not limited to the Playas del Coco area. They also have a strong desire to support pastors in the barrios in other communities. Thus the Soporte Pastoral Program is coming into existence.
Daniela Delgado, 24, is Social Worker. She was born in San José, Costa Rica. For the last 4 years she has been involved in the Guanacaste area developing programs for children, communities at risk and families of inmates using resources, education and social programs with the intention of changing their realities. She has served in worship ministry for 10 years; singing and leading groups of young ministers passionate for the presence of God. Her passion for the Kingdom, the communities and their needs called her into working with the Pastoral Support program. Daniela is fluent in both English and Spanish. She is developing the administrative portion of the program
Kameron Masters has a Bachelors of Arts In Linguistics and Christian Studies. She serves as our communication director as she manages the website, newsletter, and social media and keeps our media up to date. Kameron is the mother of two toddlers, with a newborn on the way. She loves being a mom, hanging out at the beach, and grabbing coffee with friends. Kameron has a heart for serving the local church and believes our mission is to help the bride of Christ fulfill the great commission.
Dexter has a Bachelors of Arts In Intercultural Studies and has done post educational work in International Church Plants. He has spent many years on church staff. His passion is mission work and equipping the local church to serve their own communities. Dexter Is Kameron's husband and assists in the ministry. Dexter enjoys fishing and playing the guitar.
Eugenia Alpizar Eugenia, Pastor Henry's wife, joined Hope Fellowship’s leadership, and then on January 1, 2012, both she and Henry were ordained as the pastoral team for Hope Fellowship.
Eugenia has served as the head of the Manos Program teaching life skills to the the less fortunate women of the community. This program now has ove 100 students in English as a second language program. She is now in charge for the Children's Christian education program for Hope. Her volunteer work with Sorporte Pastoral is just an extension of her current efforts.
Bradford Schultz retired to Costa Rica in 2011. The very first week in country, he and his wife attended Hope Fellowship, and he has loved the Fellowship ever since. To assist the Fellowship, in 2015 Brad and other members formed Hope Fellowship Outreach, Inc., a 501c3 not for profit corporation to support ministries of the Fellowship with tax deductible donations from US citizens. When Pastor Henry described the need of the pastors in the barrio communities, Brad, with the support of his Board of Directors, volunteered to set up the Soporte Pastoral program.
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Your generous tax deductible donation will fund the training, mentoring, educational materials and financial stipend for local pastors with no support. Meal centers and other physical needs will be met so that the gospel can be spread more easily throughout Costa Rica, and the world.