Life is An Echo..

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Our life will determine our daily decisions … and affect not only our lives but those of many around us …

“And walk in love, [esteeming and delighting in one another] as Christ loved us and Gave Himself up for us …. Look Carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and Accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people), 16 Making the Very Most of the Time [buying up each opportunity], Because the days are evil.Therefore do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but Understanding and Firmly grasping what the will of the Lord is.living prudently and with discretion] in your Relations with Those of the outside world (the non-Christians), making the very Most of the Time and seizing (buying up) the opportunity “. Ephesians 5.

One of the things that God has been speaking to my life in Ephesians is what the Lord is talking about ..  walking in love .. Seizing every opportunity to influence those who purposely  God  put in the middle of our lifes ….

One of the ministries of YWAM SAN JOSE , “Freedom Street” http://www.freedomstreetministries.org, which has a heart to reach the community of transvestites and prostitutes in Costa Rica, and also create awareness of the human trafficking problem, … They have a story to tell. … The life of “Izzy” a young man, 21 years,  He prostituted himself for several years …. with a full life in brokenness, loneliness, and contempt of many … who knew him …..  encountered  these ministry partners  on the streets of San Jose … people who  really walk a life in love and compassion …. Izzy heard them …He  let that echo to affect his  life ….. at  the end God brought a complete transformation … He leave the streets and began to know God in a personal way …. unfortunately He discovered a few months ago that he had AIDS, and this week he died … we know that he is with the Lord, but not only that … but God is using this young Relevant life  to  Affect the whole community of prostitutes and transvestites who knew, who worked with … and they could see the change …. that happens  in his life … through the Love of God …Now They can  heard the echo of Love …

We got to know him, maybe we felt sad because He was so young… but makes us so happy to know that God is a God of purpose … and advises us that we should not be fools … but wise … in the way that we live and how we are using our time, and talents to reach many … we can understand that everything you do, say, or decide ….. will affect …. many …. as we know that affect for eternity the life of  “IZZY”.

Pura Vida, Tony & Rosse

La vida es Un Eco …

PicMonkey CollageNuestra vida Determinara nuestras decisiones diarias… y afectaran no solo nuestra vida sino la de muchos alrededor nuestro…

And walk in love, [esteeming and delighting in one another] as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us…. Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people),16 Making the very most of the time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil.Therefore do not be vague and thoughtless and foolish, but understanding and firmly grasping what the will of the Lord is.living prudently and with discretion] in your relations with those of the outside world (the non-Christians), making the very most of the time and seizing (buying up) the opportunity“. Efesios 5.

Una de las cosas que Dios ha estado hablando a mi vida es lo que en Efesios el senor nos aconseja… a caminar en Amor… Aprovechando cada oportunidad de influenciar aquellas personas que a proposito Dios puso en medio de tu vida….

 Uno de los ministerios de Jucum, “Freedom Street” http://www.freedomstreetministries.org  el cual tiene un corazon de alcanzar  a la comunidad de trasvestis y prostitutas de Costa Rica, y crear conciencia de la problematica del Trafico humano; Tiene una historia que contar…. La vida de  “Izzy” un joven de nos mas de 21 anos, se prostituia ya por varios anos…. con una vida en completo quebrantamiento, soledad, y desprecio de muchos… que le conocian….. se topo en el camino a estos companeros de ministerio… personas que caminan una vida en Amor y compasion…. ellos  permitieron que Izzy escuchara ese eco en su vida….. que al final Dios trajo una completa transformacion… dejo las calles, y empezo a conocer a Dios de una manera personal…. desafortunadamente hace unos meses descubrieron que el tenia SIDA, y esta semana el murio… sabemos que El esta con el Senor, pero no solo eso… sino que Dios esta usando la vida de este joven Relevante, para que  toda la comunidad de prostitutas y trasvestis que conocieron, que trabajaban con el… y que pudieron ver el cambio…. que hubo en su vida… por medio del  Amor de Dios… ellos entonces escucharan ese eco de Amor….

Tuvimos la oportunidad de conocerle, nos entristece un poco saber que era tan joven…. pero nos hace tan feliz saber que Dios es un Dios de propositos… que nos aconseja a que no seamos necios… sino sabios…en nuestra manera de vivir… que podamos entender que todo lo que hagas, digas, o decidas….. va afectar…. a muchos…. como sabemos que afecto para la eternidad la vida de “IZZY”

Pura Vida, Tony&Rosse

If you can ask God one Question…

This video made ​​me think a lot about my walk with God … and how great is Him .. is true that our mind sometimes are  full of questions . ..Why of things in our lifes …. of our past .. of  why so much hurt .. pain … in that situation … the world that we live …. but at the end of all …  these are based more on an individual feeling … I feel that often we do not appreciate the wonderful gift of knowing that our God is a relational God … He loves us …. He’s never going to change … and that is so personal that He create and design a plan and purpose for each of us … without taking in count all of our situations in life …. He is not afraid … for what we want to ask him…. He already knows… 🙂

“He was there … He’s now in the middle of your life … and he will be tomorrow …..”

The times that we are leaving moves us to hold on the hope that only comes from God … Recognizing that we are walking in his  goodness and He have thoughts of peace for each of his childrens …

“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we  have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope”

It’s a good day to meditate … on this!!  🙂

Thanks to Pablo Jimenez, for his amazing gift of Comunicate what is in his heart…. 🙂

The better way to start this year!!

We are back!! Ready to walk in this new season… full of Changes, Ministry, dreams coming true…which we know will be awesone!!!

 This is what God is speaking to us ….  to start this year!!!!

“Faith pleases God. Faith is what opens doors. It’s believing in God and His goodness. It’s knowing that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. It’s obeying His Word. It’s what causes you to act”!!!!

PicMonkey CollageFamilia. Playa. Liberia. Bendiciones. Gratitud!!!

Pura Vida,

Tony&Rosse

Feliz Navidad!! A todos nuestros Amigos…. around the World :) !!!

We want to send greetings to all our families, friends, supporters, who have supported us during 2012, very grateful to God for all His goodness and His perfect will for our families.

In  this time of celebration, Family and Unity, may God  pour upon your lives every blessings, fill you with His love and continue fulfilling His purposes for each of you.

Dear God, thank you for being our Lord and Father, because for you we live and we are who we are!!!!  To you Lord is  all the glory and honor.

…. ” que su bien y su Misericordia nos seguiran todos los dias de nuestras vidas…. ”     Psalm 23:5-6

We also want to thanks  all our Canadian Friends!! Specially to the Wu Family, Val&Hugh Sanderson, and all who made this trip possible; for all your love, and care during our time in Canada!! Tony and Rosse felt so much love and had a amazing time of sharing, seeking the Lord and enjoying a great time of Family and also a great Canadian weather!! 🙂 Snow!!!

Here are some pics from our weeks in Toronto!!!PicMonkey Collage

And from a white snow…. to white sand……

Feliz Navidad!!! y Prospero Ano Nuevo!! ….Dios les bendiga!!

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Much Love,

Tony and Rosse!!

A Great Day to Celebrate!!!

PicMonkey CollageThe life of a man after God’s heart, persevering, passionate, dreamer, brother, friend, husband, father.. …. Thank you God for blessing us  during this year! With special people and family … around us!!
A very special time to say to those who are important to you, and declare the goodness of God over their lives.

For this reason… we want to share our gratefulness with each of you.. who have followed us during this year.. with your prayers, support and friendship…..may God pour out His blessings upon you!!

Much Love,

Tony&Rosse

November Update!! From Tony&Rosse

 

Dear Friends…
It’s a blessing to get to this time of the year and to see back, and see the faithfulness, grace and sovereignty of God in our lives and the call He has placed in our family.

Thanks for letting us share throughout this year, all the struggles, victories, time of rejoicing , difficult times and the privilege of  going  to the nations and bring the love of God  during this year to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, England and Holland….you are a important part of it!!! becuase of your .. support, prayer, friendship ….. is truly an honor to open our hearts and testify of how good God is and how His Kingdom is being spread throughout the body of Christ.
You and us!!!!

Some Highlights of the Month!!!

This month we had the national leadership gathering, where our 3 bases were represented. A good time of fellowship, prayer and seeking God’s direction for his heart and for our mission in Costa Rica

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Our Discipleship Training School in September, is already in the last  weeks before they leaving on outreach,  this month we were blessed to have with us and amazing speaker Donna Jordan .Peter and Donna served in the Pacific and Asia for 12 years, helping to pioneer the Kona, Hawaii missions base, serving in leadership and directing Discipleship Training Schools in Kona and in Singapore. Peter also served as YWAM Founder Loren Cunningham’s assistant for nine years. Her passion is in teaching that every Christian can hear God’s voice and be led by His Spirit.

Rosse was translating for her during this week…

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Skateboard ministry is taking place in Costa Rica. This last week Tony was sharing with some friends from Canada, who came to meet and plan a project for the construction of skateparks in San Jose. And to start walking the dreams of this ministry ….PicMonkey Collagrese

God is Good all the Time!!!! We are so blessed for such year 2012. May God pour out every blessing to you and family this last Month of this year.
Feliz Navidad Y Prospero Ano Nuevo!!!

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Pura Vida,
Tony& Rosse

Octuber Update!!!

Those who do not believe do not pray. This is a good functional definition of faith. Faith pray, unbelief does not. –John A. Hardon

 “Don’t worry about anything; instead …….” – Philippians 4:6

One of the things that we overlook in our relationship with God is the power of  our words. Not only when we pray … but the way we talk  about … situations, friends, family .. Difficult Times … I really think we forget that God is present in every moment of our lives …. I think sometimes even we blame our “system” of  how we pray .. Prayer is simply our communication with God … ! God wants us to be in constant communication with him.

If only we changed the way we speak .. and understood the power of our words ….I think we’d be saying more about God’s faithfulness or we  … would declare more … of the great things that God is doing in each of us.

“Words are the swords we use in our battle for success and happiness. How others react toward us depends, in a large measure, upon the words we speak to them. Life is a great whispering gallery that sends back echoes of the words we send out”.

This month , we have not only seen the hand of God working in our lives .. but how He is working  through us ….

“Yimmy” is a skateboarder from La Carpio, one of the neighborhoods that Revolution Ministry has visited for the past two years, sharing the love of God … This month was his birthday, God placed in the heart of tony, bless …. and affirm his life … Yimmy we are praying for you!!! 🙂

Speaking of the power of prayer! These past two months Tony has been leading intercession times in the YWAM base! imparting a passion that has been growing in him!  This Week tony and our base director, Giacomo Coghi, traveled to Playa Tamarindo to a meeting with about 300 pastors from different churches from our  country, sharing about our ministry …. is such a blessing to see how God is opening doors every time  to be able to share about what we do in Ywam… and joining the local church in Costa Rica … so that we  work together to extend the Kingdom of God in Costa Rica .

October a Time of Celebration!!! Feliz Cumpleanos a Rosse!!!!!

Rosse turned 30 years old this past month!!! a special time to celebrate each of the blessings of God in her life .. It is Also, a great time working in our last Discipleship & training School( DTS)  of this year.. loving, caring and walking with students  from Spain, and the Dominican Republic ….having one on ones, small groups, translating classes …. we are really grateful for this time …!!!

…. ” Instead , PRAY, about everything. Tell God what you need , THANK  Him for all he has done ” – Philippians 4:6

Many Blessings for each of you!! To all who visit us!! May God fill you this week, with his amazing love!!!! ….we so appreciate your prayers and partnership!!

Tony&Rosse

Ps: If you want to receive our  Monthly Newsletter… We would love to share with you what the Lord is doing in our lives and the ministry that we are part of, expanding His kingdom here in Costa Rica and in the Nations.

Don’t Hesitate in Contact us!!!

…..You alone are God!! Psalms 86

These last two weeks  we have been very sensitive to the voice of God in different thoughts … that we love to share with you!!!

Porque tú eres grande y haces maravillas;
¡sólo tú eres Dios!  Instrúyeme, Señor, en tu *camino
para conducirme con fidelidad.
Dame integridad de corazón
para temer tu nombre.
Señor mi Dios, con todo el corazón te alabaré,
y por siempre glorificaré tu nombre.
Porque grande es tu amor por mí….  Salmos 86:10-11.

Even though we are following  God we often are faced with grave difficulties. Sometimes the answers don’t come quickly, even when we pray diligently, nothings happens immediately. In the end God will respond with godness,forgiveness and compassion to all who call him. We want to encourage you!!!!! .. As you  declare who God is in your life … Believe what your mouth says … because otherwise you will not see any of this reflected in your life. No matter the situation in which you are … Ask God to fill you and guide you … Who is God and experience that in your life …!!!

Pursuing God’s Passion : The Bible teaches over and over again that we’re to help hurting people. I believe that’s God’s passion. He wants us to enjoy our lives and He wants us to have nice things, but He also wants us to remember the poor, the lost and the needy.Sometimes we don’t realize that one person can really make a difference. We can inspire the people around us just by making right choices. And we can change the world through our prayers, our giving, and by reaching out with the love of God to those who are in desperate need.    You and I can fulfill God’s vision for our lives by living with expectant hope and being passionate for the things that He is passionate about in life.

And  with these two thoughts … we are grateful for the blessing of being able to serve God in YWAM and outside as well  .. Tony has been leading a team of New Zealand … and 4 boys received Jesus into their hearts .. very touched by the passion and dedication that they saw  in Tony and the team …. sharing the same passion … skateboarding! but not just that… now.. a relationship with God!!

No more than less .. we want to celebrate The faithfulness of God and the answer to many prayers .. in our personal lives!!! … a few day of celebrating our 7 months of our marriage .. and again experience his great love and favor in our lives … Tony & Samuel could finally enjoy a weekend of great joy … enjoy a time as a father and son….

May God fill you with his favor and Love during this week!! we hope that as you follow our site, we can encourage you!!!!

Much Love,  Tony&Rosse

“Walking into the unknown”

……Our time in Europe …. we want to share God’s faithfulness …in  our outreach in England and Holland!!!!!!!! Definitely walked into the unknown … reaching out to people and places that only God led us … when God speaks we must obey … During our last week in London, God opened the doors to work in a children’s camp in an urban area of the city … which for a week the only goal is to reach children and teens.. that not know the Lord. It was a great time … and give us a huge opportunity to share with them about God and christian values. Tony: Was Working with teens … God used this time… to be able to share His faith, and how he found God … the boys were curious to know why God has to be in our lives? “Frankie” Only 12 years with a cigar in his hand .. asking all these things .. was the perfect week to hear of the love of God as a father … God had prepared the way …  we trust that we plant seeds that week…

Something curious in the same week…. that blessed us and means a lot to us …is that  we met “DADA” a man of God who lives in London and has a ministry there … but is original from the country of LIBERIA!!!! We pray with Him, share and serve the Lord together … 🙂

“You never know the impact that you make”.. It was constantly what God showed again and again  during our time in Europe .. or sometimes we underestimate what God can do right through our lives … and devalue the power of our testimony …. that is the Power of the Cross in our lives .. Our ministry in the streets, churches, children, elderly …  It was simple Relational Evangelism  … quality time … love language of only listening … that may sound difficult!! these days .. but as it is written … in Rev. .. “That in the last days the love of many will grow cold ..” but we have to … boldly share the Word of God … and what He has done for us…. all our team, students, staff, and Us… experience it!!

Netherlands … a beautiful place with beautiful people. It was our last stop .. just one week … but what God had planned was wonderful .. We were very blessed to minister and share with families .. and friends .. It was a time to give but also to receive …

Especially for Tony & Rosse, a great experience to visit and share with the family of our leader of YWAM San jose, Marjolein Coghi! and also to visit her church .. and share with them what God is doing in YWAM San Jose, but also the fruit of all that they as a nation, church and family have invested in Costa Rica .. God use this time also to evaluate, celebrate our students … and prepare them for their re-entry after 5 months of discipleship and growth in their relationship with God

We thank God first for giving us the opportunity to “Go” for Prepare and Train us for “Disciple” .. the Nations… The one who deserves all the glory … We also want to thank all … family, friends, church , leaders and students ..  who trusted us… for such a Time… and work!!  We are excited .. for all that God let us live during this season .. and for all that is to come these next few months!!!!

Pura Vida!! Mucho Love, Tony&Rosse

P.S: you can watch a video of our sharing time in the church in Holland in this link.. http://www.jozua.nl/downloads/livestream/  Afgeschermd: 1e Samenkomst 26 augustus, 2012 08:57 – 11:15

Also our Xtreme DTS 2012 VIDEO!!