Sigueme October Update

The Coto Family Ministry Update

Sigueme Oct

Retreats in October

Dear beloved friends:

In our beautiful Costa Rica, October is a month of lots of rain, but it is also a month when we get invited by many schools.

The retreats are very different from our regular activities, since we have the students for a whole day, having the opportunity to share the Gospel in conferences and also in a personal way.

It is a very special time with the teenagers, where we can leave a big mark in their lives through the Bible.

We have games prepared for teenagers, but also conferences that teachers listen to as well, such as: genuine friendships, sex and youth, drugs versus life, and many others.

This time of the year is really exhausting, since we have activities all day, but the staff that God has given us, including students and other young people from churches, make the work easier. We thank God for these young people and for the opportunity to reach lives for Him.

Classes at the Bible Institute

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Another big opportunity God gave us in October was to teach a class at the Bible Institute Strom.

It is a great blessing to be able to teach the new generation to make the job God has called us to do.

It was beautiful not only to have them in the class, but also to have them helping us with our ministry’s activities.

They were a blessing!

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Students from the Bible Institute helping us at a Mega Match.

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Students preaching the Gospel to a group of students in the middle of the activity.

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Sigueme Radio on the Internet

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Every day we are amazed by this ministry, having
the radio on the Internet.

We have gotten reports from Taiwan, Netherlands and many other countries that listen to us.

This is a ministry that the young men that help us are working with from our house; it has become a huge blessing in Costa Rica and other countries as well.

You can listen to good music, and of course we preach the Word of God as well.

Today in Costa Rica, many teenagers have smartphones, and this is a great option to reach them with the Gospel.

Sigueme: Looking Towards the Future

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In November and December, classes in the schools are over. We prepare ourselves for summer break, when we have our camps and will have the opportunity to share the Gospel.

November and December are very challenging months, since the schools start their summer break, so we look for a way to reach the teenagers for Christ.

Camps, sports activities, and outdoors evangelism, are some ways we are using to reach them.

Please pray for our ministry, since a lot of dangers and temptations come along with these months. The world uses different ways to attract them and try to distract them from The Way. God is faithful, and we rest in Him, since we want to see His Glory reflected in many teenagers’ lives.

Please pray as well for this time, since we are moving and opening our new office this November.

Goals for 2014

 

We would like to share with you what we want to put in God’s hands for 2014, please pray for us; we want to take advantage of the time God gives us.

 

◼ We want to preach the Gospel to 7000 souls in 2014.

 

◼ We would like to support 6 local churches in San Jose with programs for teenagers.

 

◼ We want to reach the south of the country, where we have natives.

◼ Reach 35 high schools, and offer a new program to support pregnant teenagers and pull them closer to a church near the school.

Sigueme Prayer Requests

1. Our goal this year 2013, is to preach the Gospel to 7000 people. Right now we have preached to around 6000 people. Please pray for God to keep opening doors.

 

 2. For us to keep a heart according to God’s heart in all our staff. Young people are collaborating and many of them have a heart willing to praise God. 

 

3. We need to move, since we are renting this house. We are praying for a house with enough space so we use as well as Sigueme’s office. In the house is where we run the radio and it’s also a place where we can keep the equipment we use for our activities.

 

4. For the next evangelistic activities in high schools and elementary school, camps and more. 

 

5. For the kids we are discipling and their decision to study at the Bible Institute.

 

6. For our economical support, for God to complete it and allow us to extend His work around the country. As the ministry grows, the expenses grow as well, so please pray for this.

The Bledsoe Family

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(Holli, Kenneth, Dayna, & Hunter)

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God, And the peace of God,  which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

  Philippians 4:6-7

Family Prayer Requests:

  • Direction for our family especially our college-aged children; Hunter and Holli.
  • Support for our Camp Brittney staff and campers
  •  Wisdom in running the Foundation
  •  Office for The Brittney Strom Foundation in the US
  •  Protection for the youth of CR and in the US especially the children of our staff from attacks of Satan

Lauren Black

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“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and do not lean on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make straight your paths”.

Proverbs 3:5-6

A note from Lauren:

 

In 2011, I went on my first mission trip called the World Race. It was to 11 countries in 11 months.  This journey was forever life-changing and helped me grow closer to God. Once I returned to the United States I took a year to pray about what would be my next step. God kept bringing Camp Brittney into my life, but I kept saying no. One thing I have learned through this is that when He calls us to serve we need to listen to the plan He has for us!

 

In June 2012, I had the opportunity to meet with Dayna Bledsoe about Camp Brittney and immediately in talking with her about the camp I knew that this was where God was calling me. Two weeks later, I was headed to Costa Rica to serve during the July winter camp. After returning to the United States, I started praying about the opportunity I had with The Brittney Strom Foundation. In January 2013, I started full-time with the foundation. My responsibilities are to be a support to all the Camp Brittney and Strom Bible Institute missionaries, help host short-term mission teams when they are in Costa Rica, and help to raise awareness of The Brittney Strom Foundation.  God has done some amazing things in my life and I am excited for this journey with Him!

Lauren’s Prayer Request:

-God to reveal His will for every area of my life

-Direction in assisting with Camp Brittney

-Fundraising and Promotional ideas for Camp Brittney

-A office for Camp Brittney staff in the States

-Financial support

Nanny Tenorio and Family

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“You will keep him in perfect place whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.”

Isaiah 26:3-4

                      A note from Nanny:

 

Since 2005 I have had the opportunity to serve in the beautiful ministry of Camp Brittney in camps, retreats, children’s activities, and helping to host short-term mission teams from the United States and Canada.  When The Strom Bible Institute began in 2008, I had the opportunity to join this ministry and my daughter and I moved to Camp Brittney.  For three years I served preparing all the meals for the IBS students and staff and also with counseling.

In 2012, my position changed. I now serve as secretary for The Strom Bible Institute.  I also lead women’s meetings with ladies in the neighborhood and counsel students.  I love that I am still able to help with camps and also to continue to help host short-term mission teams.

I thank God for His grace and that He allows me to serve Him full-time in His work doing what I love the most: Glorifying His name!!

Hebrews 6:10

 

Nanny and Family Prayer Request:

·Holiness
·Our Family
·Diligence in our ministry
·Financial support
·For Nanny’s upcoming wedding and the many changes it brings with her family and transition

The Serracin Family

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“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you”.

 Matthew 6:33

A note from Brian:

In December 2011, I graduated from The Strom Bible Institute.  I knew God was calling me to serve Him full-time at Camp Brittney and The Strom Bible Institute.  Today I am in charge of the Ministry Department at the Institute.  My job is to help the students with short-term mission trips every year and to guide the students daily with the ministries they are serving in with their local churches.  During January and July, my wife and I help with Camp Brittney’s week-long camps as well.

We also are in charge of a Youth Bible Club at Camp Brittney.  Every weekend we get together with these teens to preach the gospel and disciple them.  We are grateful to the Lord because even though we are sinners He allows us to be a part of His wonderful work!

Serracin Family Prayer Request

· Holiness in our lives
·Our marriage
·Financial support for our ministry

The Rossi Family

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“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.”

Colossians 3:23-24

A note from Cristian:

I was born in Argentina and at the age of 17 I accepted Christ as my only and personal Savior! Then by the grace of God, I met Romina who today is my wife. Together we started to help in our local church. About six years later we were called to prepare ourselves at a Bible Institute, so we decided to attend Word of Life Bible Institute in Argentina to study the Word of God. At that time we were challenged to pray for a country. We chose Costa Rica and since then we have continued praying for this beautiful place! God placed a great burden in my heart and so I traveled to Costa Rica in July 2011 to see the Camp Brittney ministry and participate in their winter camp. At that time I saw clearly God´s confirmation that this was the place He had prepared for my family and me to serve Him. Today, thanks to God´s grace and mercy we are serving as a family in this ministry; teaching and counseling at The Strom Bible Institute and taking care of maintenance at the property during camp seasons.

Rossi Family Prayer Requests:

·God’s provision (The boys’ footwear, clothing, and money for transportation and medication)
·That the Lord would provide the financial support needed to continue our ministry.
·That the Lord would provide a way for us to visit our family in Argentina.

The Angulo Family

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“Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord; his going out is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth”.

 Hosea 6:3

A note from Alonso and Vivian:

On December 13, 2005, we returned to Costa Rica after having attended the Word of Life Bible Institute in Argentina for three years to begin serving the Lord with Word of Life Costa Rica. After two years with WOL, the Lord led us into a conversation with Pastor Walter, our pastor and Camp Brittney’s Director in Costa Rica. He challenged us to assume a new ministry, to start the Strom Bible Institute at Camp Brittney. After several months of praying and asking for advice, we left WOL and began serving on March 3, 2008 as the first full-time missionaries with Camp Brittney.

Since 2008 I have been serving the Lord as the Strom Bible Institute Director. Through this beautiful ministry I have the opportunity to work alongside a great staff of missionaries and to lead young students through their preparation for the ministry.  I also serve as Associate Pastor at El Lugar Missionary church in San José. We praise the Lord for the grace that allows us to serve Him in the expansion of His kingdom.

Angulo Family Prayer Request:

·Holiness in our lives
·Vivians’s health (back problems)
·Financial Support
·Abigail’s salvation
·Maria Jose’s spiritual growth