Pano - Casa Vida
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Juan Diego Rojas, also known as “Pano” is the director of Casa Vida Plantation in Tamarindo, Costa Rica and the pastor of Casa Vida Church Tamarindo.
Pano’s vision is to develop and train leaders to plant churches. The strategy he has, is, besides the local church were he regularly teaches, he wants to develop a Biblical Institute in Tamarindo. Actually the institute has already three courses going on, but the desire is to offer more training. Pano’s heart is to reach the lost of his country and beyond, by planting churches that are culturally relevant but Biblically strong and Theologically sound. Pano has a heart to teach and to preach. Besides being the lead pastor in Casa Vida Tamarindo Church, he leads Casa Vida Plantation which aims to plant churches in costal communities of Costa Rica. Plantation has planted three churches so far and is working in the plantation of one more.
Pano has a heart for the gospel and to see people being transformed by the preaching of it and by the power of the Holy Spirit. He has dedicated the last 12 years to the ministry, to the preaching and to the investment in new leaders. He went to Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to get his Master’s of Divinity, but he wants to continue his studies pursuing a Ph.D in the area of Historical Theology. Pano believes there is a lack of Biblical Scholars and good Biblical Teachers in Costa Rica. He has written two books, and several articles which have been published in international platforms. One of his desires is to keep contributing in this area to the Latin American Church and to the mission.
Pano is facing a big challenge right now which is raising funds for his Ph.D, he needs $30,000 for the next 3 years. If you wish to partner with him in this project, please click in the donation sign and specify “Studies”.
Pastor, Casa Vida Nosara
Dani is the pastor of Casa Vida Nosara and partners in a church planting organization called Plantación Casa Vida. After working with different youth groups in San Jose, the Lord called him and his family to plant a church in Nosara 7 years ago. With the clear mission of planting biblically relevant churches and making truly committed disciples, they have been developing programs that involve profound and systematic Bible studies, evangelizing events, outreaches, and social work (building houses for the people in need or similar). Also, they recently started a Christian-based education program for people in the community that are not able to enroll in the public system. As the church grows, they face the need of being in full-time ministry, building new facilities and classrooms to gather, land provided by God , a Christian community center, and a place for missionaries to stay when serving this community. Please join them in prayer and consider supporting them in their mission.
Casa Vida Playa Azul
Valeria Valverde is a missionary working in the ministry Casa Vida Playa Azul, Costa Rica. She is preparing herself in missions and currently studying theology. Her heart is towards long term missions in unreached places in the world and that is what drives her to prepare herself to do that and be sent in the future. Currently she is serving in the local church, in the girls ministry and in Casa Vida Camp which is a place where she is able to serve the people of the town, visitors and disciple other women as well.
Casa Vida Playa Azul
Eduardo Sandoval Hine
Pastor, Casa Vida Playa Azul
Jesus Christ saved Álvaro in 2014 by His grace and for His glory. Since then, God has given him the desire for the unreached people groups of the world. He studied to be a pastor in Jacksonville, Florida for two years, and now, God has called him to live in Playa Azul, Costa Rica to work with Casa Vida Church. Here he is actively involved in the church plantation process. In Playa Azul, his goal is to spread the gospel of Christ in a town that has been completely forgotten by the Costa Rican government, and the people of Costa Rica. He wants to share the glorious good news of Christ to a town that has been forgotten by everyone, but not by God. Álvaro is helping with Bible studies, preaching, and he is getting ready to start a soccer ministry for kids here in Playa Azul. In all this, he is preparing to one day be sent to reach the unreached, and to share this Hope with those who have none.
Pastor, Casa Vida Tamarindo
Eduardo (Chespi) is the pastor of Casa Vida Playa Azul and partner in a church planting organization called Casa Vida Plantation. After having a successful career as a professional boxer for 20 years in San Jose, the Lord called him to plant a church in Playa Azul in the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Playa Azul is a poor and abandoned village with different socioeconomic problems where there was no church before. With the clear mission of loving these people, showing them about Jesus and also helping them with other needs, Chespi and his family planted a Biblically relevant church on the porch of their home. Some years later, they started a Christian Camp as a ministry of the church with five different objectives: Provide a place to gather the church for the service, Bible studies and activities, provide jobs for the local residents alongside the goal of discipling them, provide a safe recreational center for the community to feel loved, and present the Gospel through different activities, impact the community by doing missionary work and ultimately supporting missions all over the world. Please join them in prayer and support them in their mission.
Alex is one of the pastors of Iglesia Casa Vida Tamarindo. As part of the founding leadership of Casa Vida, Alex knew from the moment the Lord called him that he had a deep desire to serve Jesus for the rest of his life. As God drew him closer to his calling it wasn’t until the founding pastor of Casa Vida, Pano Rojas, went to seminary that Alex was commissioned to become the lead pastor of the local church. At a critical time in the church Alex took on the task of restructuring different areas that needed attention such as a deeper sense of community, a more effective approach to discipleship and local missions. In doing so Casa Vida Tamarindo is now in a stage of walking faithfully to become the church displayed by the apostle Paul in Ephesians 4:1-16. Casa Vida Tamarindo has new found needs with it’s new vision such as the local Children’s Feeding Center and the growing Mercy Home ministry building homes for the poor but also the task of raising mature disciples through sound teaching and discipleship. Please pray for Casa Vida Tamarindo that the Lord may lead them through the Holy Spirit to grow faithfully in the marks of a healthy church for the glory of God. Alex is married to his loving wife Lynn and they both have two beautiful daughters, Ariana and Kaila.
My name is Savannah. I was born and raised in Alabama and graduated from a local ministry college. One of my greatest passions is to see people win, no matter their background. I love to break cultural boundaries with anyone I come in contact with. Though we are created by one God, under one salvation and one family we live unique lives with unique experiences. My goal is to express love and acceptance in any way possible. I have the honor to show Jesus’ love and acceptance to the youth of San Pedro Sula, Honduras by serving at a local Dream Center and serving with City Hope Church Honduras.
Oscar and Katy Delgado
Caye Caulker, Belize
I was born again at the AOG church at Caye Caulker. After being at the church there for several years as a youth leader or president, I decided to join a new church called Iglesia Shekinah which also has a strong vision. The vision is to win souls for Christ, disciple them, and then send them out to share the gospel. Our church is not inside four walls, we only have two services, but we have three night meetings or cell ministries at three different areas of the Island. One of my goals is to feed the children. The Island has many children, a lot of them go with an empty stomach every day. A retired teacher is helping them but it is not enough! We hope that at sometime in the future that a miracle could happen. In the past the church was being assisted with used clothing and footwear, but that has now stopped. We hope and believe as we meet new people and ministries that this ministries will be restored again and be a blessing for the Island of Caye Caulker.