Yes, that’s right. You heard it here first. We are MOVING! This is something that we’ve been praying about for over a year now. After much prayer, research and investigation, we finally feel that this is the time to GO. We have had a fruitful two years with YWAM San Jose, leading several DTS’s and 2 Children at Risk Schools. Working with young people in discipleship and training them to reach children at risk has been such a blessing for us. It was not easy to make this decision to leave. We love the work we do here and we are sad to leave so many of the wonderful friends we’ve made. But, we really feel this is the right step for us and the right time to move forward into a new ministry. Thank you for all your prayers and support through this decision making process! The good news is we’re only moving about an hour away! We will still be “YWAMers” and under the covering of YWAM San Jose, working as an outpost or satellite ministry.
5 Children at Risk School students have decided to do their 6-month internship in Jaco with us! We are so excited about this and will spend our first six months coordinating and overseeing the 6-month outreach. This will be a great time for us to network and build relationships with the people already living and working in Jaco. We will come alongside churches and projects in Jaco to serve and learn from them. We are all about networking! We feel it’s the best way to get started in a new location. Before jumping in and starting any new ministries, we have to meet people, find out what the needs are, find out what’s being done, and then we can determine the best way to move forward most effectively. We’re excited we can spend our first six months doing just that.
For those of you that don’t know about Jaco – it is one of the top destinations for sex trafficking and prostitution. Poverty, drugs and crime also mark the town. At first glance, the town can appear attractive, but just below the surface it is a dark place in need of light and hope. Local youth and children are only in school half a day (if they go) and have no safe places to go afterwards. There are so many needs and lots to be done here. We truly desire your prayers!!!
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