2004 - 2014
We are here......the celebration preparation is in full swing....but before we can share photos of that let's go back and go through memory lane....
This photo of the two of us was in 2000 while serving with Youth With A Mission in Guatemala from January 2000 - December 2001. The photo next to it is my dad preaching in Guatemala with Giacomo translating in 2000
Ministry to children in the neighborhood of Tierra Nueva through the two years we served in Guatemala 2000-2001
This is our first 'family' photo. Gioela was born in Oct. 2002
and in this photo is 1 1/2 years old
Below is the group of amazing people that God put together to start praying for a new work for Youth With A Mission in San Jose, Costa Rica.
From left to right: Gioconda, Braunier, Zulma, Jana, Tytti, Giacomo, Mar and Ilari
(and ofcourse the kids: Jolinda, Mirella and Gioela)
The very first Discipleship Training School doing their NIKO survival camp in YWAM Talamanca in November 2005
Now we were a family of 4 with Luca who was born Dec. 30, 2004 and Gioela was about 2 1/2 here
The last photo here is the very first Discipleship Training School graduation in December 2005.
Since this day we have grown out to be almost 60 staff members. From 1 training school per year, we went to 4 Discipleship Training Schools, a Bible Core Course, a Foundations in Community Developmpent School, a School of Worship and a School for Children at Risk.
And this coming January we are adding on a seminar on Islamic Studies for those longing to serve the people of the middle east.
God has grown the ministry in amazing ways, but today we are giving thanks not only for what God has done, but we are giving thanks for the fact that we serve a personal God who speaks to us every day and who longs for His presence to dwell in and with us.
It is because of His presence among us and Him speaking to us that we can co-create with God and see a world transformed.
This continues to be our vision to raise up and equip relevant leaders who will go and influence the spheres of society.
This photo is of staff in YWAM Costa Rica 2013
Thank you for your prayers, love and financial support over the past many years, but especially the past ten they have been amazing....I could fill this site with photos, but after this weekend I will put up the amazing video that is being made that will include a overview of all these 10 years....
This photo is when YWAM celebrated 50 years and this is our YWAM San Jose family at that time in August 2010
We continue to need your prayers and financial support to keep disicpling this nation.
Please prayerfully consider becoming a monthly or one time financial supporter and join our prayer/intercession team today!!
Thank you and may the Lord continue to lead all of us into His purposes and dreams!!