Costa Rica & Guatemala

Hogar de Vida

We are excited to be in partnership with Tim and Dena Stromstad and their ministry at Hogar De Vida, as they care for children in difficult home situations, and share the love of Christ with hurting children and families. Lakeland sends mission teams to Hogar De Vida yearly.


Tim & Dena Stromstad

Costa Rica

Students International

Lakeland supports Amanda Bartz with Students International. She is bringing students and the marginalized people of Desamparados, Costa Rica together cross-culturally to encounter God, share the Good News, disciple and serve others through a (developing) community wellness ministry. You can find more information on Students International HERE.

Amanda Bartz

Amanda Bartz


Soddo Christian Hospital

We have a deepening partnership with one of the fastest growing and most effective Christian hospitals around the world. Soddo Christian Hospital has become a training center for nationals and a beacon of hope to a nation where it’s not uncommon to travel 8 hours to get medical care. 


Missionaries Eric and Julianne Wildgen are veterans to missions in Africa, but are recently living in the US while Eric completes his ThM degree and seeks the next opportunity in the mission field.  They are hopefully soon taking on new responsibilities by teaching at a seminary in Namibia, located on the Atlantic coast of Southern Africa.


Eric & Julianne Wildgen

Southern Africa

Kevin and Erica Pippert are the Southern African Regional Coordinators for Medical Ambassadors International facilitating the expansion of Community Health Evangelism (CHE) in 10 countries in Southern Africa. CHE is a wholistic ministry that equips local community members to meet their own needs in various areas of community development, preventative health care, evangelism, and discipleship. The Pippert’s established 360 Transformation, a South African Non-Profit Organization, to aid in establishing the Southern African CHE network and to also provide training and consulting in principles of community development for churches, non-profit organizations, and funding agencies that work in developing communities. Follow them on their website HERE.


Kevin & Erica Pippert


New Thing partnership with Compassion International – Church plant Iglesia Evangélica de Santidad Lejamaní, in Lejamaní, Comayagua, Honduras. Lejamaní is a village of 5,680 people. The people in this community suffer from extreme poverty, high unemployment and constant health problems. Please pray for Pastor Jose Adan Castillo and the members of this community as they work to realize their dream of having a new church home.

Pastor Jose Adan Castillo

Pastor Jose Adan Castillo

Ways to Get Involved

Family Support

  • Create/join a Safe Families small group
  • Become a host family
  • Become a family coach/friend

Skills/Trades of Service

  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Mental Health
  • Teacher/Tutoring
  • Family Coach/Friend
  • Transportation
  • Child Care
  • Legal
  • Prayer Partner

Supplies and Donations

  • Financial Support
  • Meal Train
  • Buy or make blanket for when child is placed
  • Welcome care package
  • Diapers
  • Formula
  • Items for SF closet

Mission Connection Team

Did you know we have a team that meets monthly to connect with our missionary partners? Here’s what we do: Provide our Lakeland Missionary Partners with the best support possible through regular communication, prayer, financial, possible personal in-the-field visits, and respite opportunities. Would you like to be a part of that team?