Jon & Jennifer Dahlager

Serving in Latin America Caribbean

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We have served in Costa Rica since the year 2000, and the theme of our ministry is "Raising up the next generation of men and women of God in Costa Rica to touch the world."

Over the years we have come to see ourselves as strategic investors, identifying unreached or underserved segments of Costa Rican society and investing in men and women that God is calling to reach those areas. This has turned into several major areas of service:

1. Ministry Training. We are the directors of the central Theological Seminary, or Bible School, in San José. With 150 students on the main campus and 1,100 on extension sites, we teach, preach, counsel and mentor the next generation of pastors, teachers, missionaries, evangelists and marketplace Christians. Jon also teaches and helps lead several international undergraduate and graduate-level education ministries, helping the Assemblies of God leadership in the 20 Latin American Spanish-speaking countries to better prepare those that God is calling.

2. Pastors’ Kids. Since the beginning of our ministry we have worked closely with the children and families of national pastors, first in Costa Rica and now internationally. Sometimes called “the black sheep of the church,” PKs have unique advantages and challenges, and it has been our joy to be Uncle Jon and Aunt Jennifer to hundreds over the years and support them as they grow into what God has called them to be. 

3. Church planting. We have helped with the launch and mentoring of several new churches, most recently Emaus Community, a project led by several of our millenial Bible School students who work in and reach out to the artistic community in San Jose. 

4. Cabecar indigenous outreach. One of the most underserved and desperate segments of the Costa Rican people are the indigenous populations, who often live in the remote mountain regions and practice subsistence farming, bound in superstition and manipulated by external forces. For over eight years we have participated in a ministry that has built a church and brought holistic ministry to a whole region that had previously had no gospel witness.

Thank you for being such an integral part of our ministry, providing us with the necessary tools to reach Costa Rica for Christ!

Blessings and thanks for the visit!

Jon, Jennifer, Jonathan, Joshua and Julia Dahlager

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