Justin & Mary (and their children)
The Novgrods have recently started a Christian based elementary school for children in Tamerindo, Costa Rica.
Their current schedule outside of teaching school includes:
Martial Arts - Mondays and Wednesdays evening they host martial art classes at the church. They use this as an avenue to reach people to invite them to church and youth group and other events.
Tuesday Night Talks for Youth - They co-lead in youth talks using Axis with their pastors and local families. These lessons address culturally relevant issues for youth.
Skate Ministry - Thursdays they co-lead a skate park ministry in Playa Negra with a couple from church. After a couple hours of skating they share a snack, give short bible lessons, and also pray for the needs of the youth and parents who attend.
TC Youth - On Friday evenings they lead their church’s youth outreach with fun games, contests, and end with a short lesson from scripture. This event is a way to introduce youth to Christ and invite them to a deeper relationship with God by attending youth discipleship on Sunday mornings.
TC Youth Discipleship - Sunday mornings they go into deeper discipleship through Bible teaching, video lessons, and group discussions.
Justin could also potentially take on an additional role as Pastor Assistant for Tamarindo Church, which would involve doing more local missions projects and hosting teams from abroad.
They are expecting this mission to be long-term and ongoing and are working toward developing strong deep roots in the community there. With your support they will be able to focus full-time in the church and youth ministries. They would like to invite you to take part in the journey with them as we partner together to bless the children of Costa Rica!