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Costa Rica - Josue Meija Ramos and Jamie Dudeck

July 27, 2019

Josue   jamie

Greetings!!! We are a missionary family serving in the Canton of Santa Cruz in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Jamie is originally from Pennsylvania and Josue is from San Jose, Costa Rica. Both of us answered the call that God placed on our lives for missions & after completing a 6 month Discipleship Training School through Youth With A Mission (YWAM) we both felt that the Lord was leading us to serve in the YWAM Guanacaste Base in Costa Rica. We met while serving as full time staff at the Guanacaste YWAM base in 2013 and served there together for two years. We fell in love and got married on March 27, 2015 in Playa Negra and on October 18, 2016 our son Myloh Everett Mejia Dudeck was born here in Costa Rica.. We believe that the Lord has specifically called our family to work with these young unwed mothers and their families in the Canton of Santa Cruz in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Our passion is to use our gifts and training to build genuine relationships with the youth and young mothers in our local communities and lead them to a relationship with Jesus Christ and strengthen their faith in Him through the discipleship of a local church. We began serving with our mission's organization Compass 28:19 in 2015 and we are excited to be serving with them in the country of Costa Rica where God has called our family.

Our ministry is called Nuevos Comienzos (New Beginnings). Nuevos Comienzos (New Beginnings) is a ministry that began in 2015; after witnessing the large amount of teenage pregnancies, lack of prenatal education and low income families in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, the Lord placed a burden on our heart and the ministry began. Nuevos Comienzos offers maternity courses for expecting mothers as well as courses for young mothers with small children and abstinence classes in the local communities and high schools. We use Biblical Principles to teach the young mothers about what the Bible says about topics such as raising children and their responsibilities as mothers, wives, and women. We also incorporate Scripture into each class and share with the girls about the hope that they have in Jesus and the plan and purpose that He has for each of them and their children. In the abstinence classes we stress the importance of waiting until you are in a committed married relationship before engaging sexual activity. We share both the possible physical consequences of sex outside of marriage such as teen pregnancy, and STDs as well as the effects that sex has on our emotions and how it can affect our future relationships. Nuevos Comienzos also tries to help meet some of the physical needs of our students and their families through donations of diapers, clothes, and other baby items. The hope of this ministry is that each of the young women and young men that we have the opportunity to minister to would experience a “New Beginning” through salvation in Jesus Christ and discipleship in a local church. We would like to invite you to get involved in Nuevos Comienzos and be a part of making a difference in the lives of local teen moms. To make a donation please click on the name JAMIE DUDECK below and you will be instructed on how to make your tax deductible gift.

If you would like to receive a newsletter via email, in the mail, or would like more information about what God is doing through this ministry in the Canton of Santa Cruz in Guanacaste, Costa Rica and how you can get involved please email us at You can also check out our Facebook ministry page for pictures, videos, material, and more information about Nuevos Comienzos

We really appreciate your prayers and support!


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