Writers needed

In July 2019 we officially started the first Bi-lingual school of writing here in San Jose, Costa Rica.

The vision is to be a place where young and old can come and learn in the area of their passion and calling. Be equipped for what the Lord is calling them to do.

Being a University of the Nations campus allows us to do this.

Building our own campus will give us the ability to equip more people, house them with us and send them out into the place God calls them.

One of them is this area of writing. We need a new generation of writers, those who will write about the truth, address issues based on a Biblical Worldview and follow the Holy Spirit as they write.

Some of the topics will be:

So if you have completed a Discipleship Training School with YWAM and have a passion and call for writing then this is your opportunity to come for 3 months and be equipped.

We will also offer some of the weeks of class to those who can only take a few hours of classes as we want to equip as many as possible.

Write is today: escueladeescritores@ywamsj.org

New partners needed

A new year calls for new strategies and new partners. Over the past 22 years we have seen God bring amazing people alongside our family and ministry for which we are extremely grateful.

In moments when we least expected it, the Lord brought people who carried us,  gave sacrificially and generously to support our family and especially our children.

Being a family of 5 with growing teens, expenses also tend to grow. Clothing or shoes all of a sudden don’t fit, school needs, bigger appetites, physical needs of ‘almost’ young adults are growing every day as well.

Not to mention that our oldest two are planning their own missionary adventures in the past year and for the year to come.

For all this to keep moving forward we are in need of new financial partners who want to come alongside our family on a monthly basis.  We need you.  We are looking for people who want to support our family with a monthly gift of either $25, $50, $75, $100 or any amount of your choice.

We are needing at least $1500 covered per month for all our family needs. Would you. consider being one of those partners for 2020 and 2021.

Maybe you are more interested in supporting one specific need for our family.  These are the ones you can help us with:

  1.  $1000 for Luca to do a summer ywam missionary program called SST (July 2020)
  2. $10.000 towards a better vehicle.  (We already have $9000 raised)
  3. Airmiles or funds toward tickets for our family to be with Marjolein’s family and our church family in Netherlands this Christmas 2020 (we have not been as a family since 2012)

Want to sign up as a monthly giver,  these are the ways to do that  (tax-deductible for you):

Methods of Giving:

1. Checks – Please send checks to the offices in the USA.

Pay to the Order of:  YWAM-Costa Rica

Mail to: Youth With A Mission Costa Rica, PO Box 603,  Bentonville, AR 72712

Memo or separate note enclosed: CG100

2. ONLINE Creditcard donation

Follow this link for online credit card donations: (FILL OUT OUR CODE CG100) https://ywamsj.formstack.com/forms/donations

Fees

There is a 3% processing fee for all donations that are processed through YWAM Costa Rica. 

THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING PARTNERING WITH US IN

MOBILIZING – EQUIPPING – SENDING A NEW GENERATION

INTO MISSIONS TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL MESSAGE.

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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.