Tamarindo Church Update/Announcements- Sept 2018

Hey Friends,

August has been a good month here at Tamarindo Church.  We are still getting late summer visitors, and we are beginning to see more and more folks returning from their summer visits/vacations with family.  It’s great having our church family back together again!

This past month, Stacey and I were invited to Auburn Grace Community Church in Auburn California.  Auburn Grace has been supporting Tamarindo

Church since we planted back in 2013, and they continue to support us today through prayer and financial support.  While there, we were able to give an update on all that God has been doing in and through Tamarindo Church over the past six years.  I also preached a message on Jesus’ teaching on remaining in the vine… and bearing fruit for the kingdom.

Auburn Grace is coming behind Tamarindo Church in a significant way this year in that they will be helping with raising funds for the completion of the new church building, and they plan to send a mission team in December to help with painting, building a stage, and other finishing touches on the church.  We are SUPER grateful for their generosity and love shown toward Tamarindo Church, and we look forward to having them with us in December.  Thank you Auburn Grace!  And thank you Tim and Bridget for your “awespitality” (awesome hospitality)!


In the last newsletter, I shared a bit about the ongoing political crisis in Nicaragua and how it is affecting our friends in Cristo Rey that we have been serving over the past 6 years.  Below, I’ve put together a short video and some basic information that I encourage you to take time to view.  Just scroll down to “Nicaragua in Time of Need”, and you can watch the video.


As you can see from picture here, the building project is progressing quickly.  The second floor has been poured, the framing for the roofing is done, and next week the roofing will be put on the building.  Exciting stuff!In the last newsletter, we mentioned that the building would be completed by February 2019, but the builder is saying that… at the pace we’ve been going… the building could be finished as early as December-January.  Crazy!  Some of you have mentioned wanting to be here for our inaugural service, so we will keep you posted as we get a better idea of when that will be.  Click Here to see pics on Facebook of the construction progress.Also… the latest update on our fundraising effort is that we still have $61,540 to be raised.  Of this amount, $20,000 has been pledged, and we are hopeful that one of our church partners will be able to raise $40,000 toward the building project.  This leaves us with $23,334 still  to be raised to reach our goal for construction.

I should also mention at this time that as we have gotten into the thick of this project, we have run into unexpected changes that we’ve had to make in the building design. This of course means that we have run into some unexpected changes in cost.  Because of these changes, we have had to prioritize what parts of the project get completed.. and what parts get put on hold.  We added in 15% for unforeseen expenses in the original budget for construction, but it appears that we should have added in a bit more.  We are still calculating what the final number will be on the total cost.  Once we nail that down, we will send out an email letting you know what our financial need is in order to complete finishing touches on the church.

Thank you so much to all of you who have given to our efforts so far.  And for those of you who would like to contribute financially or learn more about this project, please CLICK HERE  Thank you!


Please continue reading below to get more info on upcoming events on our calendar including….

  • Men’s RetreatSept. 10-14th.  Please be praying for safety in our adventures and blessing on our time with God and with each other. Please pray that God would move in the lives of our men going on the men’s retreat the Sept 10th-14th.  
  • Pizza Fellowship– Sunday, Sept. 23rd

Thank you all again for the many ways you support and participate in the life of Tamarindo Church.  We are thankful to be able to share this journey together with you.  Blessings to you and your families

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm.
Let nothing move you.
Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord,
because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

– 1 Corinthians 15:58
Lyle & Stacey


Some of you have been asking how our friends in Cristo Rey, Nicaragua are doing.  This is the community where we serve on our mission trips.  I called our friend Alvaro, and asked him to check in with Pastor William, who lives in that community.  Alvaro said they are not doing well and could use some help.  Many people have been laid off from work or have very reduced hours because of the political unrest.  And of course, no work means no food.  One of the ways we plan to help is to provide food bags for the poor in Tipitapa.  Our goal is to raise $5000 and provide food bags for 325 families.  If you are unable to give, please pray God’s protection and provision for our friends in Nicaragua. And if you are able to give… you can make a donation to Tamarindo Church through our GIVING PAGE, and just send me an email to let me know that you would like your donation to go toward Nicaragua.  Thank you!

PIZZA FELLOWSHIP-  Sunday, September 23rd 

Come join us on Sunday the 23rd after 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.

MEN’S RETREAT– September 10-14th

Hey guys,
So… here’s the scoop on the upcoming Men’s Retreat.  We are headed down to the same spot we’ve been the past couple of years in Corcovado.  Here’s a link to the spot. Men’s Retreat .

During our time down there, we will be going through the No Regrets Men’s Conference talks to guide our lessons and discussions.  In addition, we will have some free time to surf, hike, spearfish, etc.

Cost will be $250/person and includes all food, gas, transportation, and lodging.  If we get more than 10 guys, we could potentially rent one or two more houses on the property.  For more information, or to reserve your spot, please contact Pastor Lyle at lyletamarindo@gmail.com

TC Youth 

Hey Everyone,
Join us for Youth Group every Friday7 – 8:30 pm at Tamarindo Church!
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 our facebook group “TC Youth” and follow our instagram account “tcyouthcr” to stay up to date on what’s happening!  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 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. We welcome those who can play other instruments (i.e. keyboard, ukulele, etc.) but the instruments cannot be supplied. 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? Wednesdays @12pm-1:30pm
WHERE? Meetings are at the Watson’s home.
For more info contact Stacey staceycostarica@gmail.com
or call 8706-7479
WHEN? Wednesdays @ 9:00am
WHERE? Come join us on Wednesdays 9:00 AM at Pastor Lyle’s home.  If you would like to come 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

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 be to God for our staff and volunteers 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 Ministry Leadership Team, 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 that God would meet our financial needs for our operating budget this 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. 


Please pray for our men’s ministry, as a group of us head south for our annual Men’s Retreat.  Please pray that God would move in our hearts, helping us to grow in our roles as Christian men, fathers, husbands, and followers of Jesus.
Thanks and praise be to God in providing the initial finances needed to start construction of the church. At this time we are only $23,334 away from meeting our financial needs for completed construction of the church.  Please pray with us for God’s provision for this remaining amount.

Please pray for those who are suffering from the political and social unrest in Nicaragua.  For the poor who are suffering most, and for those who have lost loved ones in the violence.   Pray for peaceful resolution to the problems Nicaragua is facing.

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