Growing in faith

Many times the road up ahead is long, windy and you have no idea what is around the corner, yet faith in who is leading us will keep us on the road, walking straight ahead, trusting that where it leads is where He wants you to end up.

Faith is to have confidence of what you hope for and assurance of the things you can’t see. How you ask? How can I be certain that what is ahead is good, or what is head will not bite me in the back later on.

Faith is not something we can achieve on our own, faith comes through looking at a person called Jesus Christ. Without Jesus there is no faith. The Bible says He is the author and perfecter of our faith. Without faith it is impossible to please God.

We are a family that has said long time ago that wherever He leads us we would go, even without knowing the path ahead, whether it makes a turn, whether there are obstacles in the road or not. If Jesus it the one that is leading us, the One who authors our faith than we will obey without doubting because it gives us the confidence of the things hoped for and the assurance of things not yet seen.

YWAM San Jose is at a crucial turning point where we need to see our faith increase, and we are all challenged to hold on for the ride on the road ahead. But faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word of God. So we hold on to Jesus and walk closely to Him, listening to what the Spirit has to say to us and move forward with confidence that He will show us the details of what this is supposed to look like.

These are exciting and yet challenging times, but so was it for Abraham when he was asked to go “to the land God would show him.” So was it for Noah who build the ark in faith and in Holy fear to the Lord.

That is where we are at, ready to build in obedience to what the Lord told us many years ago, building in the fear of the Lord, cause nothing is for our glory, it is for His and for the expansion of His kingdom.

Thank you for standing with our family and with the ministry that God has entrusted into our hands. Without you as our partners we would not be able move forward as fast as we are. We need you. May this weekend be blessed and filled with revelation from our Lord.

New roof, no leaks

Over the past week we have been so very blessed by the team from Jessup Church in Maryland. This was their 5th year comin over the summer and blessing our nation with their service.

This year they came to help install new roofs on our containerville housing!

About 9 years ago we purchased containers for relief work during the aftermath of the earthquake about an hour away from the capital.

After the relief work was done, we brought the containers to our facility and turned them into staff and student housing.

One of our missionaries officially named it “Containerville” and even made a sign for it.

The roof since it’s beginnings has been needing some much needed upgrade and this past week our containers have now received this upgrade.

We are so grateful as our containers will now officially go into their version 2.0!!!

But for version 2.0 to be completed we still need the inside done also. Want to come give us a hand and give our male missionaries a nicer home before we build our new dorms? Send us a note and come down to help for a few weeks…

Missionaries don’t only preach the gospel through evangelism they also preach it through serving in the most practical needs! Wether we build a house for a needy family or fix a roof to house more missionaries, it’s all for the expansion of His kingdom.

Come and join us for a few weeks…

Email us today!

Be part part of the story

Close to 1000 students have been discipled and trained through our various training schools here at YWAM San José.

We have sent teams into more than 30 nations to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

New ministries have been birthed and new YWAM locations have been started.

Want to be equipped for missions and send out?

Come join us for our 5 month Discipleship Training school starting September 22nd, 2018!

Email us at dts@ywamsj.org, visit our website and apply today! There is still space left!! Www.ywamsj.org

YWAM Costa Rica gathering

Every year in August YWAM Costa Rica staff get together for a week of training, worship and fellowship. This happens at our location in San José!

This year it was taking place a few days after having moved from or old location! It was a bit crazy but what joy to fill our rental home with over 90 people eating and gathering together!

We had a wonderful week together that ended with all our 5 locations taking communion and praying for the full release of new things both in the physical as well as the spiritual.

New things are about to brake loose. Our team in Liberia will be officially released this year to be their very own YWAM base and they are growing in size and impact daily!

The work in Puerto Viejo in the province of Limon who we sent out last year October are about to start their very first Discipleship Training School this September.

Exciting new things to come…

We are so excited for what is to come and we want to invite you to be an ongoing part of what the Lord is doing here in Costa Rica.

  • Pray for the ministry
  • Pray for our family
  • Become a part by coming here for a few weeks or with one of the ministries
  • Become a financial partner for our family by giving a tac deductive donation monthly, quarterly or yearly. (Click here fill out account #A9005)
  • Become a regular prayer partner by receiving our prayer points on a more regular basis (send us an email)
  • Stay tuned for more updates and exciting news to come in the weeks to come…
  • Our view of the new land

    We have moved out and moved in…

    It has been a whirlwind of events…..between June 25th and July 31st we worked really hard to move all the things that we had gathered for the past 9 years. It was quite the work and getting the place in order to leave it in good condition for the owner to re-take it was also quite the challenge, but we did it.

    It took a lot of additional hours and manpower to get it all done, but we have officially been living on the new land for about a month and we are getting slowly settled in. After moving we hosted several teams as well as hosting all of the YWAM Costa Rica staff from every corner of the nation.

    What a blessed week we had and the Lord provided us with beautiful weather and all the while a team was working hard on providing our housing containers with a new roof. Things are beginning to take shape…all we have to do now is wait on permits and continue doing what God has called us to do…..Make God known and disciple, raise up and equip a new generation of leaders to expand God’s Kingdom on earth!!!

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    The “ywam San José” sign is officially up in the new place…

    Time to share…

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    Give online with cc following this link and using A9005 as our account number or A9000 if you want to donate to YWAM San Jose specifically

    Write a check to “YWAM” include a note including our account number CG100 send to: YWAM Costa Rica, P.O. Box 603 Bentonville, AR 72712

    THANK YOU so much for considering a one time donation either for the ministry or our family!!

    Week 1 on the new land

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    It has been 14 years since we first started praying for our own land, the place to call our ‘forever’ home (on this earth at least)!

    The month of July has started and that means we celebrate the start of YWAM San Jose. It was 14 years ago this month that we set foot on Costa Rican soil to establish this work of Youth With A Mission in the capital of Costa Rica. God has spoken to us back in 1999 and in July 2004 it became a reality.

    Now 14 years later we have started our first week in the place. We have set up two operations centers in two rental homes.

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    This is the big house where we eat, have class and have our meetings
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    This is the ‘smaller’ house where we have offices, meeting space and hospitality rooms

    Yes, God has blessed us with two homes literally meters away from our new land with a view ON and OVER the land. So every time I get to come to work I get to look out over the promised land and pray His purposes to be fulfilled as I look out over it! Isn’t that amazing! Want to come do the same? Email us today at info@ywamsj.org!

    Adjustment Week

    This first week there is a lot of adjustments, while also building a home with a visiting team, getting ready to receive our first DTS in the new place (yes we keep going) and also still moving things from the other property for which we have the month of July.

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    DTS Classroom getting prepared – can’t forget the map

    So much to adjust! From eating in a nicely set up dining area, to eating in a tent on a dirty floor. It is all part of the adventure of moving and pioneering in the new land and we are not even on the land with our dining area, but this gives us a pretty good idea of what it means to be re-pioneering!! The weather is a little cooler also so we will have to wear jackets and sweaters a bit more often.

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    Our new dining area – come and join us for a meal!!

    So here we are adjusting to our new surroundings while also moving forward with permits, moving containers onto the new land! Our brave guys will be moving into the containers and will be housed officially on the new land. Pray we get permits quickly to build because we will need more suitable housing for them!!

    We are ready to keep moving forward. Will you continue to pray for us as we close this month and hand in the keys of the ‘old’ place so we can fully focus on what the ‘new’ will bring us?

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    Giacomo & Edgar standing by the containers on the new land