New beginnings for YWAM San Jose

It is a day of new beginnings for YWAM San Jose. For the past 14 years God has done so much through so many amazing people. Students have come to be trained, people started new ministries reaching out to the poor and needy of Costa Rica, the Word of God has been distributed and now we are ready to take it to another level….training more students, reaching more people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ….will you be a part?

 

2018 – Valleys and Hills, depth and height

The year started out with anticipation for what the Lord was going going to do. As we follow God with all our hearts there is always an anticipation on what He would lead us to next. For fourteen years we have been praying for the Lord to release to us our own land and every year we start out praying and asking the Lord to continue to lead us and provide us with what is necessary to do what He has called us to.

This year started out a bit different than we anticipated. As a community we experienced the deep pain of loosing one of our very close friends and co-leaders and co-founder of YWAM San Jose, Zulma Hernandez, wife to Braunier and mother to Josias and Gianluca. We had walked together for close to 20 years and in March of this year she suffered from a brain aneurysm that put her in the ICU for one month and she lost the battle and the Lord took her home on April 12th of this year. It was a very deep moment of sadness of our whole family, our children who loved her so very much and did not get to see her the last month in the hospital. The YWAM Community was deeply moved and profoundly saddened and her husband and children were experiencing deep pain and loss. Together  we honored her life, we celebrated who she was on this earth and expressed our gratitude for having founded with us the ministry of YWAM San Jose and the foundation she put in place in the area of hospitality and the strong passion she had for discipleship and loving people into the ways of God. She was our friend, who will be missed and has gone before us into the eternal presence of our Savior. She will be remembered.

It was a week later that the Lord did a miracle. While still trying to process the loss of our friend the Lord decided that now was the time to release our promised land to us. For 20 years this piece of land measuring 13 hectares had been sitting untouched about 15 minutes from our current location. Who knew? God knew!! It was time and through a serious of miracles and release of funds a document was signed on April 26th 2018 for the pre-purchase of this land. We are now moving forward with processing building permits and once those are in we will sign the official purchase agreement in full.

We still can’t believe it, but we are in full moving mode. Boxes everywhere. All that we have gathered over the past 14 years needs to be packed up and taken to two rental homes (smaller) and in containers on the empty piece of land, but our hearts are filled and excited about what the Lord is doing. We are following His lead….

If you want to know more, stay tuned! Want to help us in the future build what the Lord is leading us to build…come and help and write to us at info@ywamsj.org!!!

Thank you for your ongoing support and prayers for our family and ministry!!! Exciting times ahead in the midst of a seed falling into the ground…it will bear fruit, much fruit!!

 

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New year cleaning

Call it spring cleaning or new year cleaning but we are in it for a reason…  

YWAM San Jose is getting ready for starting another year, another quarter, 4 new training programs and ministries to bless those around us!!!

  
All for the sake of the Kingdom of God, seeing lives transformed through meeting the person of Jesus Christ personally…

Thank you for standing with us, praying for us and supporting the ministry!

Ready to give that what we have been given…

  

Building the kingdom

To build a kingdom you start small…

Jesus did starting with 12 men teaching them principles and values by which to live…

These past fee days over 100 peoplecame  together to build 6 homes for 6 families in need of a more suitable home..
  
Not only were they given a home they were given hope, principles and values by which to live to make their communities a place of hope instead of desperation…

  
Homes of Hope in YWAM San Jose Costa Rica is a ministry that serves those need but exists to build the Kingdom of God based on His principles, values and truth…

What a privilege to be a part of building His Kingdom on earth..