Theme Reveal 2018

As we entered into our fourteenth year of ministry, we began to take stock in who and what Pura Vida Missions is. It’s hard to believe that 2019 will mark our 15 year anniversary. So, we chose the theme of Legacy for this year and we wanted to reevaluate what Pura Vida Missions means to the thousands who have interfaced with us over the years. In other words, what is the LEGACY of Pura Vida Missions?

  • Following Jesus is not an event, it’s a life.
    • From the very start, we wanted Pura Vida Missions to be different. We knew that God was doing something big during the early years of 2003-2004.  We didn’t want this Mission to be just another event or checked box in the lives of those who encountered it.
    • We decided to always remember that following Christ is not an event, a lifestyle, mantra, or phase. It’s a life. It is life. Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10
  • Our legacy is found in Christ, and Christ alone.
    • In the end, the only legacy that matters is the legacy of Jesus Christ. Philippians 2 says, “that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth.” He’s the King and it all belongs to Him.
    • Pura Vida Missions has always been and always will be about proclaiming the name of Jesus Christ. We want to follow in His footsteps and go where he leads. This Mission was His idea. That is why Pura Vida’s legacy will endure.
    • The legacy of Pura Vida Missions will live on in the countless lives who have encountered the love of Jesus through this ministry.
  • Legacy is less about the past and more about the future.
    • We often believe that we are defined by our worst moments, but we are ultimately defined by our ability to repent of our sins and overcome our mistakes. This outlook allows us to learn from the past,  press on and create our future.
    • The future belongs to Jesus Christ and if we are His followers that means the future belongs to us. All we have to do is follow and become more like Him.
    • Legacy always asks the question, “How will people remember me?”  Did you catch that – “how will?” Legacy always asks a question about the future. There is still time to change your future. There is still time to become.
    • At Pura Vida Missions, with Christ’s help, we can create the future. We can teach young and old alike that Jesus was, is and always will be. He is their past, their now and their future.

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