Hey Friends,
High season is in full swing here in Tamarindo and it has been great to have so many visitors with us at church this past month.  January was an exciting month with much to celebrate.  A couple of highlights over the past month included our 5 Year Anniversary at Tamarindo Church, and our annual mission trip to Nicaragua.
On January 14th, Tamarindo Church celebrated it’s 5th year of serving and reaching our community.  We celebrated in thanks to God for His faithfulness in bringing us to where we are today… but we  were also able celebrate all the He has in store for the future.  One of the “funnest” parts of our service was being able to share the big announcement that we had reached our initial goal of raising $200,000 for the  building campaign!  We were also able to announce that we are hitting the “Go” button on construction of the building.  Reaching this goal was a significant milestone in our church as it is allowing us to move forward with construction.  So to remember this day, as part of our service, we asked our kids and adults to take a moment during the service to express their thanks to God by writing a “note of thanks” to God.  We’ve collected those notes of thanks, and when we begin construction, we will be embedding them in the foundation and structure of the new building.

Praise be to God for His generosity toward Tamarindo Church as we cross over into a new season for our church.  We are moving forward in hope and anticipation of all that God has in store for our church and for how God will impact  many lives in our community through the church in the years to come.


In the final week of January, eighteen people from Tamarindo Church headed up to Nicaragua for our annual mission trip to serve our friends in Cristo Rey, Tipitapa.   This year, our focus was a bit different than in the past in that, instead of building homes, we focused on helping a local school in Cristo Rey called FundaCristo.  This school has a vision for impacting the lives of kids in Cristo Rey by providing them with a quality education.  During our time in Cristo Rey we poured floors in the classrooms, painted walls, hosted VBS lessons and crafts, and distributed food to the poor.  In addition  ,some of the folks on our team took an extra step in impacting that community by sponsoring of some of the kids we had met and served during our time there.  Their sponsorship will not only pay for the schooling of those children, but they will be able to visit and encourage their sponsored child into the future.   We look forward to a continued partnership with FundaCristo and their vision for helping these children and families out of poverty.  If you would like to learn more about FundaCristo or about sponsoring a child, just CLICK HERE  to visit the FundaCristo website.

As mentioned above praise God, we have reached our initial goal of $200,000 for hitting go on construction.  This initial amount will

allow us to complete the second floor of the church building which will include the sanctuary, storage, a kitchen and bathrooms.  Now we are in our second phase of fundraising for the bottom floor.  The bottom floor will include the children’s church rooms, office, fellowship room, youth room, small kitchen, and bathroom.  To complete the bottom floor, our goal is to raise $160,000.  We are happy to report that we have already raised $78,000 in pledges toward this phase.  So this means we are only $82,000 away from our final goal!  Thank you to all who have given toward our building fund so far. We are super grateful for your generosity.  If you are interested in learning more about the building campaign or would like to give toward this effort just CLICK HERE.

Thank you all again for the many ways you give of your time, talent and resources to the life and ministry of Tamarindo Church.  And thank you all for your prayers, as we know this is all God’s grace in allowing us to experience this season of growth and building.

Lyle & Stacey

PIZZA FELLOWSHIP-  Sun, February 11th 

Come join us on Sunday the 11thafter Church for hanging out, pizza, and a swim in the pool at the Monkey Bar/Tamarindo Best Western Vista Villas.  This is a great opportunity to connect with others in the church in a way that we just don’t get to do on Sundays after church service. Don’t forget your bathing suit and towel.  Hope to see you there!

Directions From Church:  Drive toward Tamarindo.  You will see Best Western Vista Villas and Monkey Bar on your left


WOMEN’S GROUP- Meet and Greet!
This Tuesday, Feb 6th

Join us at the Watson’s home February 6th for a Women’s Group Meet and Greet, where we get to know one another better and enjoy delicious food and fellowship. All are welcome!!

Starting Feb 13, Hollie Meyer will be leading Women’s Group in the Tim Keller study of “The Prodigal God”. In 6 captivating sessions, Tim Keller will open our eyes to the powerful message of Jesus’ best known and least understood parable. We will glean insights from each of the characters in Jesus’ parable: the irreligious son, the moralistic elder son, and the father who lavishes his love on both. Join us as we Gather, Grow and Go into the world together.



 On January 22nd, Tamarindo Church led a team of folks up to Nicaragua to help with construction at a school called Funda Cristo.    This school has a vision for nurturing children in faith as well as in academic education through graduation from high school.  Considering the stats on education of children in Nicaragua, this is a worthwhile endeavor.  Here are some startling stats on education for children in Nicaragua. 
Only 72% of children finished primary school in 2009, the latest year for which data is available. This low figure hides bigger inequalities as only 65% of children from the poorest 20% of families completed primary school compared to 98% from the richest homes.

Secondary school figures are unsurprisingly much worse:
46% finished the first tier (9th grade/year 10), and only 19% completed 11th grade (year 12). In the poorest families, only 6% of children finished secondary school.

To help Fundacristo in their vision of seeing kids get a complete education from 1st grade to graduation from high school, please consider sponsoring a child.  You can do so by going to the Fundacristo website.  CLICK HERE to go to their website and find out more.
TC Youth 

Youth nights at Tamarindo Church create an environment where teenagers feel welcomed and safe to be themselves.

Each week, we start with some crazy games… followed by a time of digging into the Bible together to figure out who Jesus is and what He is all about.  All 6th – 12th grade students are invited!

Join us for Youth Group every Friday7 – 8:30 pm at Tamarindo Church! Join our facebook group “TC Youth” and follow our instagram account “tcyouthcr” to stay up to date on what’s happening! But be sure to “LIKE” our Facebook page for Tamarindo Church Youth to stay updated on any changes in schedule or special events.  Click here to go to our page.  TC Youth

For more information, contact Ashley Look: 8416-8807    Ashleylook9@gmail.com

We are seeking people with a musical and vocal talent to join

our worship team. If God has gifted you with musical or technical talent, we want you to be able to use it for His glory! Our immediate need is for instrumentalists, primarily Bass and Drums. Other instruments are welcome to join in (i.e. keyboard, ukulele, etc.) but cannot be supplied by the church at this time. Here are the first few steps for becoming part of the worship team…

  • Prayerfully consider your involvement.
  • Contact Lyle Watson: tamarindochurch@gmail.com expressing your interest. The email should include:
    • Musical or technical experience and skill.
    • The reason you are interested in joining the worship team.
    • Pastor Lyle will review your information and schedule time when you can join us for an audition.
If you have questions please contact Lyle at tamarindochurch@gmail.com.

WHEN? Tuesdays@12pm-1:30pm
WHERE? Meetings are at the Watson’s home.
For more info contact Stacey staceycostarica@gmail.com
or call 8706-7479
MEN’S GROUP–  New Time & Place
WHEN? Wednesdays @ 9:00am
WHERE? Come join us on Wednesdays 9:00 AM at Pastor Lyle’s home.  If you would like to come early and hang out over coffee, several of us meet early at 8:30.
For more info contact pastor Lyle at lyletamarindo@gmail.com or call 8868-0871

Did you know that Tamarindo Church has a page where you can share your prayer requests with us.  On this page you have the option to have us keep your requests confidential, or to have us invite others to be praying for you.
CLICK HERE to check out the new page and submit your prayer requests.

Tamarindo Church Prayer Requests

Please continue to pray for……
that God would guide us in our vision and strategy for reaching and serving our community.

Thanks to God for our staff and volounteers who serve in many roles in the church. Please pray that God would continue to build a sense of unity and family among our core church members… especially our Board, our Pastor Advisory Group, and our Volunteer Team.  Please pray that God would bless our ministry team with gifts of the Spirit to serve and lead well.

Please pray to our Father that he would meet our needs in the coming year through pledges and regular supporters!  

That God would create a spiritual hunger in our community, and that we would see many come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ.  Please pray that our church members would be salt and light in the community to those who are not saved. 


Praise and thanks be to God for the many new people he has brought to be a part of our church.
Thanks and praise be to God in providing the initial $200,000 needed to start construction of the church.  Please pray also that God would provide the additional $160,000 we need to raise to complete the project.  This $160,000 will allow us to complete the first floor which will include the children’s church rooms, office, youth room, fellowship room, kitchen and bathrooms.

For spiritual wisdom and direction as we lead the church.
For Stacey’s job in real-estate… that she would find balance between family, ministry and work… and not feel over-stressed or anxious.  And that she would earn enough to pay for our children’s school tuition.
For meaningful times together and healthy balance between family and ministry.  For our children Olivia and Wolfie… that we would raise them to know, love and serve our Lord.
Prayer of spiritual protection over our family and our church Ministry Teams…. guarding us from spiritual attack and oppression, and anything that causes dis-unity and divisiveness in the body of Christ at Tamarindo Church.