Serving in Costa Rica
David and Suzannah serve with CBM in Latin America. They are based in Costa Rica where they work with CETI (Community of Interdisciplinary Theological Studies). CETI provides students a missional understanding of the church and tools to live out integral discipleship through work, family and society. As Academic Dean, David gives leadership and strategic direction to the program. In addition to dedicating her time to their young children, Suzannah serves as an adjunct professor. In addition, through CETI, David and Suzannah are empowering CBM’s partners in Bolivia, El Salvador and Cuba with resource development and teaching in the areas of theological education and integral mission.
Prior to moving to Costa Rica in the fall of 2016, the Nachos served with CBM in Bolivia, El Salvador and Argentina where they worked at the Kairos Foundation focusing on Global Discipleship and Theological Education. During that time, they were exposed to CETI (Interdisciplinary Theological Studies) that fosters communal learning and integral mission and helped to connect the UBB to this continent-wide network. David enjoys soccer, volleyball, playing the guitar, preaching and leading Bible studies. Suzannah likes to swim and uses this time for reflection. They have three children, Sofía, Andrés, and Anna Laura.
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In March David was in São Paolo, Brazil teaching a joint Open Course and On Campus Course about Narrative. The course was bilingual, David taught in both Spanish and Portuguese and was attended by over 30 students. Students were deeply encouraged by studying the scriptures together, and challenged to be instruments of change in their churches. While in São Paulo David
We hope this update finds you well. Thank you for your continued prayers and support of the work God is doing in Latin America through theological education and academic discipleship. We believe that this year’s courses will be life giving to our students. A lot of the teaching we do is online. Just the other day I overheard David saying,
We start this year with gratitude for your continued support and prayers for our ministry of leadership formation in Latin America. As we wrote in our last update, we were extremely blessed by a smooth transition of passing our ministry over to the local leaders, pastors and Baptist Seminary in Bolivia. The Seminary recently announced they hired
Leadership formation for Integral Mission is a vast area of ministry. It requires biblical foundations, a deep love for God’s church and for the community that surrounds it. It is not about taking initiative for people, but about shaping hearts and minds to embrace and join in God’s transformative work. We have been blessed this year because God has