Grace Ministries International
Chuck and Joy Befus
Chuck and Joy are full-time missionaries under GMI and have been missionaries in Costa Rica since 1987.
Prior to their arrival in Costa Rica, a small church had been started by Chuck's dad and mom, Clarence and Elnora Befus. Chuck and Joy met at Grace Bible College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where they graduated with a Bachelor of Theology degree (1984) and a Bachelor of Christian Education degree (1983) respectively. They had heard of the need for Bible-based churches and schools in Costa Rica and felt a desire and leading of the Lord to work with the Befus family in such ministries. So, after being married five years and living in Grand Rapids, they decided to begin a new life in San Antonio de Belén, Costa Rica.
To read Chuck and Joy's most recent newsletter, click HERE.
CURRENT BEFUS PROJECTS:
1) T-shirts for Kids' Games participants ($4/each for 250-300 kids) for both the Alajuela and Belen churches.
2) $2,000 - Skate Park - Two times per week the church in San Antonio de Belen is converted into a skate park with the purpose of reaching youth who skate. Many have problems with drugs and have quit school. The church is affiliated with a skating ministry and wants to continue reaching out to these youth. The money will be used to build portable equipment for use during these two events per week.
3) $7,500 - Used Van - After selling their current van, they still need to raise an additional $7,500.