Tim & Rachel Acosta
The Acosta family (Timothy, Rachel, Evangeline, Annabel, Homer, Ophelia, Magdalena, Virgil, and Jean Baptiste) are enthusiastic lovers of the good and beautiful. Married in 2010, Tim and Rachel were quickly called into a deeper conversion towards the Lord by being relocated from their worldly state of living in Augusta, GA to a remote state of solitude on a Catholic hermitage in south Texas. There they and their eldest daughter acted as caretakers for the hermitage facilities. During their time in Texas, the Lord began to instill what they would come to recognize as a deep passion for mission work through the quiet transformation of their hearts.
“He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.” – Deuteronomy 32:10
In 2013, as their time in the wilderness came to an end, Tim and Rachel’s hearts were set ablaze for living in communion with their Christian brothers and sisters, which led them to ultimately return to Augusta, GA and enter into a covenant commitment with the Alleluia Community. It was through Alleluia that they met their first FMC missionaries and began to recognize the call the Lord had placed on them.
In 2019, they began their discernment towards FMC, and in 2021, under the properly ordered intentions of God, they were accepted as missionaries for Intake 2022. After attending an FMC “Come & See,” Tim and Rachel’s heart for missions was further ignited by a tumultuous journey towards healing. In this, God revealed the depths of His desire to minister to the pain and brokenness of this world.
The Acostas are tremendously blessed to be ministers of the Lord’s healing power in this world, and are ecstatic to journey with Him to the corners of the Earth to do so. They would be honored for you to walk beside them in this.
“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.” – Isaiah 61:1-3