A life lived by the Spirit

There are many things to do, to attend to, to organize, to take care of, but there is only one place that can provide ‘you’ with what you need, to be ‘you’, to be filled, to find your place…

That is in His presence, in Christ. To be found in Him, to be led by the Spirit. Today set your mind on allowing the Spirit to lead you, fill you, move you…

A life lived and led by the Spirit of God is a life that is alive. Walking in the flesh brings forth things that will die.

Living for God means allowing Him to choose the direction of your every day, your projects. If they are not led by him, they will not have the same outcome.

As Romans so beautifully shows us that the Spirit who lives in us brought about our adoption as sons and daughters. We will live, and not live in fear of anything.

Need an encouraging read today: romans 8 will help you further meditate on living life in the Spirit.

Be blessed…choose to live!

Help Tessa get a bed

This little one turned 10 in July and is in need of another sleeping solution that gives us also space for a desk.

We want to get her one made and were not able to do this for her birthday but want to ask you to help out in providing this for her. This will help their room be more organized and spacious.

If you want to help get Tessa a bed you can click here for more info on how to give towards this need!

Designs are ready….

Yes, this is getting real exciting as designs are being shaped and finished for our very first building.

God is moving and bringing us not only people to come and serve, but those with the skills to do the designs for our buildings, the help needed with all the permit processes and making sure we follow all the established guidelines but the local government.

Pray with us our construction permits will come through soon so that we can see buildings go up such as this one!!!

How exciting is that!!!

Adventures with teens

July 14th 2019 was the day that we no longer had any children under the age of 10. We officially have only ‘teens’. Although our little Miss Tessa only turned 10, it is quite a milestone for the Coghi clan.

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Tessa, Luca & Gioela (10, 14 & 16)

We are so proud of our three kids and so grateful for the gift they are to our family. They are keeping us busy and on our toes and teach us every day what it means to parent in a multi cultural, multi lingual family!!!

God provided for Luca to attend the SST in Tyler, Texas. A missions and training program for teens between the ages of 13-17. Gioela was not able to attend this year due to much work at school, but Luca is enjoying himself as we have not heard much so we like to say “no news, good news, he is having fun”. This photo taken by SST staff proofs it:

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photo credit: SST International

Gioela (our 16 year old) started picking up ballet two months ago. Something she has been wanting to do for a while now and we finally decided that this was something she would really enjoy. Well on July 19th with her dance school she formed part of the first performance and it was so beautiful, it made us both cry. She is growing up really fast and it is beautiful to see how much she enjoys this. Here a little photo glimpse of that time:

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Dancing a snowflake dance
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Fun dance
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Grandma and grandpa were able to enjoy the performance also

Our little Tessa had a week long birthday as we were all here and there and is now officially enter into her teen years. Time is going by to quickly, but we are enjoying every stage.

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The celebrations have come to an end. This weekend Giacomo will travel to Texas to pick Luca back up and make sure he goes back to school next week.

Our days are filled with preparations for growth, a YWAM Conference coming in September, Mar preparing for leading the Discipleship Training School in September as well as a trip to Cartagena Colombia from August 3-9 for the University of the Nations international. Promoting our YWAM University in Latin America and serving the wide YWAM Body in our region of the world.

What a joy to serve Jesus in this way and spread His love around the globe mobilizing, equipping and sending a new generation into the world.

Till next time….

We signed the papers

On May 31st an historic event happened…

We officially signed for our property….

God has been so good and through the generosity of friends around the world we now own the land!

It truly is a miracle and this is just the beginning..

We are also in the process of hosting a central america conference here on the land, for which we are getting ready.

Dirt is being moved and soon a big tent will go up to host this event while also waiting for the permits to be able to begin construction…

These are exciting times, thank you for being part of it.

A cold afternoon

After a full day of fun and learning about God, the Kings kids group is sitting by the fire listening to their fearless leader Edwin Piedra sharing a devotional before digging into the marshmellows in the fireplace.

I am reminded of the importance of the scripture: “Teach a child in the way it should be and when he/she is old they will not depart from the way.”

Seems like any other day, but on this cold afternoon the Word of God is shared with this new generation and we believe that a new generation of missionaries will arise.

Summer Season of Training

This July one of our teenager (Luca) is desiring to go to Texas for the SST program that they offer there.

Two years ago our eldest, Gioela, did Phase 1 of this training program. Now our 14 year old son, Luca, would like to take this same course.

The dates, July 14-28. Luca has started the necessary fundraiser and washing of cars to raise the money.

He needs to raise $895 each for the program fees as well as the airplane tickets to get there (most likely around $700 each – due to Summer season).

Want more info on SST? CLICK HERE!

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Thank you in advance for considering a one time donation (tax-deductible) for our children’s Summer Season of Training program in missions.

Want to make a donation? Use our #CG100 and fill out this online form.

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PS: As per May 22nd, 2019 The Lord provided all the necessary funds to cover his program fee and airplane ticket. Thank you friends and all praise to Jesus. God confirms where He wants His children!!!