More than 23,000 Nicaraguan refugees have poured into Costa Rica escaping the
violent repression of the Ortega regime. Most who cross the border arrive with little
more than the clothes on their backs and their personal story of how they avoided being
shot by paramilitaries or police. 400+ unarmed citizens have been killed in Nicaragua by
the corrupt Sandinista forces keeping Daniel Ortega in power since April 2018.
In response to this migration crisis Corner of Love has established a new headquarters
close to the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border to provide relief to refugees who are arriving
tired, hungry, and emotionally raw as they experience the devastating sadness of
leaving behind their homeland and loved ones.
Consider joining this team and be a part of their new beginning in life. This group will
stay near Dreams Las Mareas in Costa Rica and each participant purchases their own
flight into LIR, Liberia, Costa Rica. (You may also arrive in San José (SJO) and take a
bus north to our headquarters, though this takes approx. 6 hours.)
Each participant will volunteer daily to organize supplies and set up the relief center to
serve migrant families and have the opportunity to meet and pray with Nicaraguans on
their refugee journey. Though we will work every day, two or three of the volunteer days
will include mobilizing families from the border to a nearby city where their needs are
assessed. Team members will help create files to document medical, nutritional, and
safety needs, take pictures, and record items needed by Costa Rican immigration. Our
team will also provide clothing, medicine, towels, blankets, toiletries, and bus fare to
their immigration proceedings in Costa’s capital city of San José.
Since the year 2000, Corner of Love has been lending hands to serve Nicaraguans in need,
leading as many as 30 medical-dental-optical groups per year. We have also built
numerous schools, churches, and even outfitted our own hospital, and clinic. Though
we are sad to see the level of danger near our San Matagalpa headquarters, we hope
you’ll be a part of this special season of mission in Costa Rica. We are needed now
more than ever!