The Free Methodist Church has opened a new mission district that is not defined by political boundaries but instead coastlines and lifestyle. The newly approved Shoreline mission district, lead by Dennis Leon, is dedicated to planting culturally relevant churches in the coastal communities of Costa Rica. Missionary/pastors Dennis and Kyle Leon began the Pura Vida (meaning Pure Life) Church among the surfing community of Esterillos, Costa Rica in 2009. The church is focused on developing ministries that restore hope to individuals, families and communities through holistic and sustainable church planting. Not only has the church in Esterillos grown in size and spiritual depth but they have also planted new churches in the communities of Alajuela, Belen and Parrita, Costa Rica which in turn has lead to the creation of this new mission district.