Join the 2022 EXITE team as we serve in Costa Rica!


JULY 5-18


***We are no longer taking applications for exite, if you want to be put on a waiting list please email***

This trip will be a great opportunity to take part in the ministry in Costa Rica and to develop your own relationship with the Lord. In Costa Rica, we will be serving alongside Grace Ministries International team members Chuck and Joy Befus, who are working with Grace Bible Church in Alajuela, and Pastor Alonso Cabezas of Grace Bible Community in San Antonio de Belen. We look forward to serving in these two churches affiliated with GMI. We will be involved in ministries that include working with the youth and children, participating in physical labor at both facilities, and engaging the communities to serve the people of Costa Rica both spiritually and physically.

As you prepare yourself to serve, expect that you will grow in your own faith. We will not only be teaching the Word of God, but we will be living out His Word as well. You will have an opportunity to create wonderful new relationships with your teammates and the people of Costa Rica while being challenged as we have our own personal prayer and devotional times

At the EXITE boot camp held on the campus of Grace Christian University, you will learn about yourself and how to work together as a team with other high school students and college students. You will also prepare for your ministry in Costa Rica, including outreach events for youth and children, giving your testimony in a crosscultural setting, and sharing the gospel in various venues.

Join the EXITE team today!



Dates: July 5-18, 2022

July 5-7 – Boot Camp at Grace Christian University

July 8-18 – Ministry in Costa Rica

These dates are subject to change based on ministry needs and cost of airline tickets.



$850 – EXITE fees (room & board, local transportation, boot camp costs, project donations, sightseeing adventure day)

$600 – Estimated plane fare (Chicago – Costa Rica – Chicago)

$1450- Approximate total cost

Age: High School and College Students



No prior construction experience required. You need to be willing to work hard together with a team in rustic conditions.  You need to be willing to rough it, and staying in housing and eating food that is not part of your usual lifestyle.  Enjoy the warm Costa Rican culture and beautiful scenery.  Be ready to share your faith, step out of your comfort zone, and serve others in Christ’s name. Prepare to grow in your faith and see God at work in and through your team.

The best way to communicate for more information about this trip is to get in touch with the GMI office (, 616-241-5666) or Patrick McGillicuddy who is leading the EXITE Teams (cell – 616-916-8140, You can find and complete the EXITE application HERE. Please snail mail your $100 check or call the GMI office with credit card information for the deposit.  The application and deposit are due by February 21, 2022.


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