Another exciting upcoming addition to the community in Los Anonos is the beginnings of a new discipleship school. Last November a couple from another Vineyard church in New Hampshire, Les and Diana, left their careers to attend the Spanish language school in San Jose for 10 months. They have connections back to the Vineyard in Maine and met Rodney and Cindy back in the late 90’s. During their time this past year in Costa Rica learning Spanish, they became an integral part of our ministry here. They decided to return home last fall to raise the needed support to come back to Los Anonos and start a discipleship school in the community. Their plan is to focus on the intense spiritual development of the youth of this community in order to send them out to do ministry. They plan on returning to Costa Rica in May and renting a house in Los Anonos in the neighborhood above our house. They will also be taking interns into their house and spending intentional time during the week in discipleship classes, worship sessions, and intercessory prayer. Les and Diana will also take on the role of mentoring the musicians of our Vineyard church here in Anonos, co-leading our nightly Bible studies, and working alongside us in ministry. The availability of such a school is largely due to the growth and development of the church here in Los Anonos as well is the fruit of teams pouring into the community. We are very excited about the work Les and Diana will be doing as it is something we have not been focused on doing at this time. It is an expansion of the heart of what God wants to do here in the community and allows us to increase our vision and reach. Please pray that the Lord opens the doors for them to raise the needed financial support and to make the transition to Costa Rica smooth.
|Carmen with her son, Starling, and her daughter, Milena|