San Jose, Costa Rica
Population 1,780,000 (UA)
Founded in 1738 by order of Cabildo de León, its objective was to concentrate the scattered inhabitants of the Aserrí Valley. To do so, the construction of a chapel near the area known as La Boca del Monte was ordered, this was completed two years later. That year St. Joseph was chosen as parish patron, hence its current name.
Culturally, the city can be considered almost entirely European influenced, in part because of Spanish immigration soon after Costa Rica's discovery by Christopher Columbus, and the privileged classes which generally studied in Europe during the nineteenth century and early twentieth century. This can be seen in the architecture of the city, namely theatres, museums and houses in the city centre. Even though the city's centre is almost uninhabited, it is the most important working area of the country, which brings in more than a million people daily. Despite its problems, according to studies in Latin America, San José is still one of the safest and least violent cities in the region.
Pray for the local church to be raised up in order to reach their own nation.
Pray for more logistical workers to serve in the “behind the scenes” ministries.
Pray for the youth in the city to hear the gospel.
Pray for open doors among the universities of San Jose to receive missionaries.