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Gary & Kathy Heinrichs

PAOC Global Workers in Costa Rica


We are Gary and Kathy Heinrichs and we serve as PAOC Global Workers in Costa Rica.


We have been full time Global Workers with PAOC International Missions since 2010 when we attended language school in San Jose, Costa Rica. We served 2 1/2 years in Mexico, and now miniter in Costa Rica since mid-2015.


In the seven months since arriving in Costa Rica (Dec. 31, 2015), Gary and Kathy have worked to build relationships with local pastors, missionaries and local church congregations. Their ministry goals are to reach the marginalized through local Costa Rican churches; to train, equip and encourage pastors and leaders. They not only continue to learn Spanish, but are striving to learn local culture, along with local church and ministry culture. In Costa Rica, they have added Indigenous people groups to their ministry, where many are open to the gospel message. Gary and Kathy hosted their first STM team from Alberta in May, and have other teams arriving in spring-summer 2017. The Heinrichs feel privileged to serve in Latin America.


There are three main ways that you can help any of our supported missionaries:

1. Prayer Support

Being on the missions field anywhere in the world can, at times, be very daunting and difficult. To support these missionaries please remember them in your everyday prayers

2. Personal Letters

No matter where these missionaries find themselves, receiving a word of encouragement or a message letting them know they are remembered and thought of can go a very long way! If you’re wanting to send a letter or a message to any of our supported missionaries please send us an email!

3. Financial Support

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