I volunteered in Costa Rica in 2008 with CFCI and learned so much and grew so much, that when I was looking to volunteer again in 2014, I contacted CFCI again. I was blessed to work with their ministry in Tirrasses, teaching English and Math. I also had the opportunity to work with fellow short term missionaries who are amazing! All this has now led me to apply to work full-time with CFCI in Costa Rica!
I participated in Christ For the City International's Urban Plunge ministry. It was such a great experience for me. I was able to get outside of my comfort zone by chatting with the homeless. This experience opened my eyes and allowed me to see God's love for people. The Urban Plunge also allowed me to grow in my personal relationship with Christ.
The staff were friendly and answered all of my questions. I would recommend the Urban Plunge and Christ For the City International to my friends and family!
I traveled to Costa Rica to work with CFCI this summer and it was an incredible experience. They operate in the neediest areas and are truly changing people's lives. It was amazing to be a part of their operations for five weeks and I met many precious people through the programs. What a gift to be part of their lives and befriend and reach out to children who have little materially but so much love and joy to give. My time with CFCI was eye-opening and life-changing.
I just returned home from the most wonderful experience I have had in my life. CFCI was and still is absolutely amazing and I'm so grateful that God helped me find them! If it wasn't for God's work through CFCI I wouldn't be on my way to become a full time missionary. I'm forever grateful for my experience and would recommend Christ for the City International to anyone and everyone looking to experience missions or looking to become a full time missionary.
I was in Tijuana, Mexico and I absolutely loved it. I felt so safe being send out with CFCI. My contact person from the office was so sweet. She did a good job planning my trip and updating me along the way. She also took contact when I was in the field and we talked on Skype a few times. She kind of became my mentor, my anchor, while I was on an adventure of a lifetime.
No doubt I will work with CFCI again!
I am a short term individual in Argentina and have been here for six months. I absolutely love every single staff member down here. I am constantly being taken care of. Everytime someone from the home office in Nebraska contacts me, they are always SUPER caring and so nice. It has definitely been an incredible experience.
I went on my first short term mission trip through CFCI (on my own) and it couldn't have gone any better. :) Not only did I learn and experience more than what I thought I would but CFCI was super helpful and there for me through it all. I am so blessed to have gone through such a great organization. :)
I went on a trip with Christ for the City International during my senior year of college. I put my life on hold for one semester to serve in Argentina. The people there were very nice and considerate considering I don't speak spanish. I got to see all of the ministries Christ for the City were doing in Argentina including their street ministry and shanty town (galpones) ministry. I was very inspired by what God is doing here. God is doing awesome things through these people in this ministry.
I took my youth group with CFCI Urban Plunge to Dallas in July. It was a great experience! They were all stretched outside their comfort zones as we served the homeless, prayed for people we only just met, and heard the stories of incredible ministries and missionaries here in the USA. The facilitators they provided were awesome, we had a great time.