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Kids 2018 School fundraiser

Hi Friends, We have started a special fundraiser for our children to be able to register them for next year's school year. The school year here goes from February till November so every August we start our annual fundraiser to help pay all the registration fees that do not fit into our monthly budget at the moment. Thank you for considering making a one time donation to help cover this need between now and December 2017.

CLICK HERE if you want to make a one time donation!!

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Global YWAM Conference

In 1960 the Lord led Loren Cunningham to start Youth With A Mission. Together with his wife Darlene they started on an adventure of release a new wave of missionaries that would be from ALL the nations to go into ALL the nations.

Now in 2017, 57 years later we are over 25.000 full time missionaries and hundreds of thousands are trained every year through the University of the Nations which was started in 1978 in Kona Hawaii.

The Lord spoke to Loren to start a University to train and equip missionaries for the task to reach the ALL in every form a way.

To preach the gospel, to present Jesus to this generation, to translate the Word of God into every language, to distribute bibles to ALL people everywhere so they can read His word to them in their own mother tongue.

This is what we are part of. About twenty five years into this adventure Loren together with his sister Janice decided to write the story down of how Youth With A Mission started and the first book was released about hearing God's voice.

It definitely was God as since 1960 we have trusted the voice of God into all kinds of adventures. Giacomo and myself together with our children have been part of this adventure called YWAM since 1995 and since our wedding in 1998 we have not stopped serving and are still going today.

Giacomo has had the amazing privilege to travel together with Loren Cunningham, translating for him at different International events and gatherings.

Every few years we have an international Global Conference where all YWAM missionaries as well as students of the University of the Nations come together to seek God on how to move forward in the next years.

This coming September we will be gathering again right here in San Jose Costa Rica and we have the amazing honor to host this event. Leaders from all over the world as well as our founders and many leaders who have been part of this adventure of YWAM since the early beginnings will be coming to Costa Rica the first week of September to seek the Lord together, study His Word and receive fresh insight and revelation on how to keep the mission moving forward in the way the Lord has always led us, through hearing His voice and walking in radical obedience.

Our vision here in San Jose is to develop a big University of the Nations campus in which we train and equip the new generation to become not only strong followers of Jesus Christ, but also becoming the leaders of today in every category of life and society, founded on the Word of God with a solid foundation build on Jesus Christ.

Since our start in July 2004 we have several hundreds of students go through our training schools, but we want more, we want thousands to go through our training schools to be discipled in the Word of God, to become passionate followers of Jesus Christ and who are willing to go to the ends of the earth to spread the Gospel as we are commanded to do in Matthew 28.

You are part of this. Your support to our family and ministry is helping us train and equip hundreds of students (young people) with the truth of the Gospel, equipping them with tools to present Jesus to this generation through the different means and talents they are given.

As we are preparing for the conference we are also looking forward to prepare for the next big wave of students and for this we are in need of a better property, we have outgrown the one we are on and it is too old to keep fixing.

Would you stand with us as we embark on an adventure to ask the Lord to release our own property on which we can develop the University of the Nations San Jose Costa Rica Campus.

We need not only financial breakthrough for this, but we also need prayer to find the right place and for that to be released to us.

Thank you for standing with us, your prayer and financial support are crucial to see this dream that God has given us become a reality.

To raise up and equip relevant leaders is what our vision has been and continues to be, will you continue to stand with us to see them trained and equipped to be released as the new wave of missionaries who will reach the ends of the earth with all the talents and gifts they have been given!!!

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This is our call as Youth With A Mission and as a family. We want to raise up a new generation of passionate and obedient followers of Jesus Christ, raising them up and equipping them to be who God wants them to be in every sphere of society!!!

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Sports as a tool for bringing hope

A few months ago one of the couples that we founded the ministry with, Braunier and Zulma Santamaria, returned to Costa Rica after several years of living and working in Puerto Rico. Braunier was able to finish school here and also be trained as a licensed soccer coach with FIFA. When they returned it was as the doors flung wide open for ministry and the Lord presented YWAM San Jose with the opportunity of purchasing a third division soccer team from the neighborhood where we have been building homes for the past 5 years.

So today a group of of our full time volunteers under the leadership of Braunier is now weekly ministering to 150 children as well as 25 young adults of the third division soccer team of Pavas. Two other leaders of our YWAM staff are getting licenses with FIFA and Hope Sports is growing by the week.

Children who otherwise will hang out on the street are now abel to get exercise, receive not only soccer training, but are also receiving teaching on values and principles about life and faith in Jesus.

Every week, these children receive what they would otherwise not receive very often, attention and love.

Your prayers and support are so appreciated for these kids as well as for the YWAM volunteers who are giving their time and energy to raise up a new generation and provide them with an opportunity to dream about a better future.

We would love of you to see for yourself so take a look at this short video explaining the heart of Hope Sports through soccer in YWAM San Jose, Costa Rica.












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We are in 2017 - back to blogging

WE ARE BACK.....

Seems that our blog has been forgotten these days with Facebook, mail chimp and all kinds of others things that have taken the place of our blog site!! I know some of you might not even be reading these things anymore, but it is worth keeping it up for the sake of keeping you posted on what is happening.

Our apologies are in place for not posting since December 2015!!! Yes, a whole year and two months since updated you....!!!

So let us include this link of an update we just sent out over email. If you would like us to add you to the email list let us know, if not you can enjoy it here right here online:

COGHI FAMILY LATEST NEWS UPDATE FEBRUARY 2017!!!

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Discipleship Training Students ready to GO...into all the world...

Our students are the life of our ministry. They come to meet with God, know Him more and are sometimes not fully prepared for what they encounter...

They encounter God in a whole new way and this brings many amazing new dynamics...

Together with an amazing staff team, 18 of our students have walked this past three months through a lecture time in which they have received teachings about who God is, what it means to have a Biblical Worldview, what Spiritual Warfare means and who is God like a father among others.

They are now ready to share all they learned with others, but most importantly they want to share the person they encounter, namely Jesus Christ!!! What a better way to start this Christmas season sharing Jesus Himself with those to whom the Lord is sending them.

The students and staff will be going to Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Nicaragua, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ...

Watch this video that they have put together to share this news with you...

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Happy birthday to us...

Our birthdays are always close together! Mine is on the 9th and Giacomo's is today the 13th!!


We are celebrating apart this year! Giac in Costa Rica and I in Holland...

God blessed us with each other and also with the funds for Tessa and me to fly back  home to Costa Rica on the 19th of this month!

So we will celebrate it again...

Happy birthday month to us...

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