New CETI Coordinator and Casa Adobe

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 pastor Miguel Gonzales to be CETI’s coordinator in Bolivia. Miguel has been part of CETI for the past 2 years, and has been running integral mission initiatives out of his church. Please pray for Miguel and his wife Noelia in this new role, they have a lot to offer to Bolivia’s leadership development.


Miguel and Noelia

In December we visited Vancouver to celebrate David’s parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. We took the opportunity to visit First Baptist, Westpoint Grey and Grandview Calvary and share about CBM’s work of leadership formation through CETI in Latin America. While in Vancouver, David also spent time with Carey Theological College working on CETI’s partnership with them.

Although David will occasionally train facilitators for the CETI basic level, the move to Costa Rica was very intentional about focusing on CETI’s master level. David will continue to teach, as well as put more of his time in curriculum development, finding more faculty, and working with faculty to enhance the quality of CETI’s education.

In Costa Rica we are exploring ways to participate some of the ministries of Casa Adobe, an intentional community of theologically minded Christian workers and Salvadoran refugees (also where the offices for CETI are located). We are looking forward to joining them in training and outreach through community gardening. The project hopes to focus on the practical and missional implications of creation care. Suzannah plans to seek out more opportunities to get involved in creation conservation projects.

In Costa Rica we are exploring ways to participate some of the ministries of Casa Adobe, an intentional community of theologically minded Christian workers and Salvadoran refugees (also where theoffices for CETI are located). We are looking forward to joining them in training and outreach through community gardening. The project hopes to focus on the practical and missional implications of creation care. Suzannah plans to seek out more opportunities to get involved in creation conservation projects.


Sunday night community dinner, Casa Adobe

Please pray for David’s travel over the next few months. In March he will be visiting El Salvador to work more closely with other CETI staff members, and to contribute to the development of a training material on access to water. He is also traveling to Bolivia to train 30 facilitators, and will finish up in Colombia, where he will teach a course on Narrative Theology.

As a family we are enjoying settling into life in Costa Rica. Sofia and Andres have started school this week and are excited about new friendships. They are adapting well to their new routine, including its 5:30am wake time!


First day of School

Thank you for reading! We greatly value your prayers and support for our ministry of leadership formation in Latin America.

About David & Suzannah Nacho

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.

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