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Jose and Renate.


Jose and Renate have worked to help children and families in need in very poor communities in Costa Rica. Our work focuses on rescuing hurting children and offer a message of love and hope that encourages them to stay in school and away from gangs and other destructive or criminal behaviors so common in inner-city environments.

Our Mission and


To meet children, young people, and families where they are, personally invest in their lives and present the gospel in a fun accessible way that will bring hope and a better future for them and their families.

To see children grow up as disciples of Jesus, and in turn, become kingdom leaders in their communities.

Metro Ministries, 


It has been said that it is easier to build strong children than repair broken adults. We believe In order to see a better world out of crime, drugs, teenage pregnancy, and violence we need to begin with investing in the children.  


Let's work together to help prepare a new generation with better choices and avenues of hope.  Most of the children face life as adults as they have learned it as a child.



This is our opportunity to offer children good principles and values and to teach the importance of making good decisions in life.



The negative cycles can be broken! Let's do it together!
Become a partner with us and make a huge difference in Costa Rica.



We meet both spiritual and physical needs through long-term one-on-one relationships with families, children, and teenagers.



Our vision is to see children and young people free from drugs, gangs, or any other destructive or criminal behaviors so common in inner-city environments.



We believe that our vision can be a reality if we work together.


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Child sponsorship is critical. 
In Costa Rica, many children live on less than $2 per day. Child sponsorship, connecting one child with one sponsor, is the most strategic way to help them in their condition of poverty. Through a Kid's programs, a relationship with a local church, and a caring sponsor, a child is able to discover his or her true value.

Reaching one child at a time


Help a family in need

Reaching one child at a time

Testimony. I absolutely loved being partnered with Metro Ministries. I enjoyed being able to interact with the community and spend time with multiple age groups of students and love on them. 






Testimony. I worked with Metro Ministries for 3 months back in 2016. This ministry changed my life in so many ways; Renate and Jose became family to me. 



Testimony. My time in Metro was beyond any experience I could ever imagine. The joy that was brought into my life ,not only by the children but by the leaders as well will be something I will never forget. I cannot express how much gratitude I have towards Metro.









is a faith-based, humanitarian organization dedicated to serving inner-city children throughout San Jose and various communities around Costa Rica through outreach and mission trips.

Metro serves over 150 children and 30 teenagers every week with special programs and personal home visits.


Metro Ministries Costa Rica was started by Scott and Sandra Hanrahan in 2007 and was then registered as a non profit organization a few years later by Jose and Renate Gonzalez Fast

Testimony. I loved getting to visit and work with Metro this past year, these people love the Lord and His children.  The impact that they have on these kids' lives is truly incredible.  Bringing the joy to these children in often hopeless situations is amazing to witness, and loving and nurturing these children the way the Father would is José and Renate's calling.  




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