We are a Finnish-Swedish family who has a desire to work with God in this nation and from here to other nations as well. We worked with Ywam Finland for almost 8 years and then moved to Costa Rica in 2011, as God had put it on our hearts from the first time we visited this country (2004).
We love to see young people challenged, discipled and growing into being world changers!
Teams & DTS I am a "guanacasteca", I learned about Ywam a couple of years ago and I worked as a volunteer here for short term. In 2011 God called me to do a DTS in our base in Guanacaste, and that's when my life turned around and He called me to missions for long term. At the moment I'm in charge of the logistics of the short term outreach teams, and I'm leading the next DTS. My desire is to see the lives of young and old to be changed radically through the power of God and the truth of His Word, no matter the language, race or the culture. Before Him every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is the Lord!
Kids´ Ministry & "the Chef"
Hi! My name is Ana. I heard about YWAM when I started cooking for the teams that came to work at the base. Seeing young people serving God and people in this community encouraged me a lot. I´ve been working for many years at the base, first as a volunteer and then I felt I had to do the DTS and now I work as a staff. My dream is to empower the children to be future missionaries and that they will know more of God´s love. I ask you to keep me in your prayers.
Tuomas & Saara Saarinen + Jooas, Milka & Rebekka
We are family Saarinen from Finland. We have three kids: Jooas, Milka and Rebekka. Both of us have families and kids on our heart and we want to see God move and changes in families here in Costa Rica. Saara's special interest is teen moms and kids who need mental and spiritual support. Tuomas's particular vision is related to environmental issues.