For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”
Ethan and Amanda's Story
Ethan and Amanda Hutton, along with their two children Aubree and August, serve as missionaries in Costa Rica. They live in Esterillos Oeste, where they are present in their local community. As relationships develop over time, opportunities arise to intentionally share the hope that we have in Christ Jesus.
They are working with Mission of Christ Network (MCN) to develop online English as a Second Language training for MCN mission partners around the globe. They will also be serving as mentors of a few new MCN mission partners as they engage in cross-cultural ministry contexts.
Ethan and Amanda are working with MCN in developing relationships throughout Costa Rica in order to find potential new local ministry partners. These ministry partners will enable Ethan and Amanda to continue to serve in Costa Rica, and it may open to the possibility of increased MCN involvement in Central America as more mission partners may be sent to serve.
The Huttons have spent 2 years living and serving in Costa Rica in association with MCN. In August 2017, they moved to Esterillos Oeste, and they began serving as teachers in Seeds of Hope clubhouses. In January 2018, Ethan and Amanda became the directors of the Parrita clubhouse, working to share the hope and love of Christ and to prevent human trafficking in that community. They served in this context until May 2019.
Before moving to Costa Rica, Ethan and Amanda were public high school teachers in Schuyler, NE. Amanda taught Spanish as a foreign language, and Ethan taught biology. The were also coaches, Amanda of the dance team and Ethan of the soccer team.
They were both Concordia University, Nebraska graduates. Amanda has earned degrees in Spanish and education and a master’s degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Ethan has earned degrees in theology and biology. Both Ethan and Amanda are passionate about applying their education to their ministry context in order to best serve the people of Costa Rica and to share the love, hope, and news of Christ Jesus.