Faithful Servant Missions.
Faithful Servant Missions is a Christ-centered 501c3 nonprofit organization that seeks to serve those whom society has forgotten in both Costa Rica and Panama.
It all began in 2006 following a one-week mission trip to San Ramon, Costa Rica. The founders of FSM deeply felt God’s call to make a difference in the lives of the people of Bajo Tejares, a community that is composed primarily of Nicaraguan immigrants fleeing political persecution and economic instability, seeking a better life for themselves and their children.
Initially, the Costa Rican government provided for these people; then they became “outsiders” and a burden for the people of Costa Rica. Abandoned and poor, these people lived in wooden shacks and slept on dirt floors. With an unemployment rate hovering around 80%, most were surviving on day labor when available, prostitution or drug trafficking.
FSM identified three major areas of intervention to break the cycle of poverty: physical, educational and spiritual. Construction of the Centro Comunidad Cristiana, which includes a multipurpose church building, parsonage, recreational facilities and an education building, was completed in August of 2008.
The physical needs of the community began to be met on a case-by-case basis, ranging from hosting medical clinics to repairing homes for residents of Bajo Tejares.
In early 2017, FSM launched an initiative in Panama, called Manos De Fe.
These programs serve the community by providing educational assistance to both children and adults, recreational programs, and a ministry dedicated to proclaiming God’s love and grace to members of the Bajo community.
The overall vision in both Panama and Costa Rica is helping people develop a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
how is pvumc involved
PVUMC sends mission groups throughout the year to support FSM with their presence, their gifts and their service. If you are interested in learning more, please contact [email protected].