DAVID & PAMELA 
KNAPP
In 1993, I traveled to Costa Rica for the first time because of my love for the sport of surfing. Surfing was my life. I had a bumper sticker on my 
van that read, “Surfing is life: the rest are details.” I made surfboards 
and repaired surfboards for several surf shops in Northeast Florida. 
When I was fourteen I was mentioned in “Surfing Magazine” as one of 
the world’s top one hundred up-and-coming surfboard manufacturers. 
I thought I had made it big. I finished high school while traveling often 
to Costa Rica, and my life was consumed with surfing and partying. 
During this time, I traveled to Chile several times to visit Pamela who 
I met in Florida while she was a foreign exchange student. Pamela was born in the town of Talca, Chile where most of her family 
lives; however, she was raised in the city of Concepción. She graduated from high school in both the United States and Chile. Pamela played volleyball competitively for the city of Concepción, and studied Civil Engineering and Tourism until we married in 1997. Just a short time after we married, we learned that our party lifestyle 
and marriage could not survive together. We began to attend a Hispanic church in Jacksonville, Florida to experience the Hispanic culture and language we both enjoyed. We had no idea what God had planned 
for our lives. The teaching from God’s word confronted our lifestyle 
so much that we stopped attending church regularly — but we loved 
the people at the church so we visited often. Finally we surrendered 
our lives to the Lord, Jesus in desperate need of His forgiveness and restoration. For two years the Hispanic Church discipled us and 
nurtured us in the faith through that crucial time of our lives. In 2000 we were led to be a part of a church plant in the inner-city 
of Gainesville, Florida. Soon the Lord made it clear we should commit 
to minister to the children and the youth. It was there that the Lord 
called us to prepare for full-time ministry. God led us both to attend 
Trinity Bible College of Florida in January of 2002. Nine months later 
our son Josiah was born. During our studies God allowed us to serve in many places including 
Cuba, Panama, Nicaragua Chile, and Costa Rica. We graduated in December 2005 with Bachelor Degrees in Biblical Studies and majors 
in Missions and Leadership and Ministry. We are grateful for God’s mercy in our lives and thankful for His ability 
to use all things to work for His glory. God has made it very clear that He has called us back to Costa Rica, specifically to the Jacó area. We know how hopeless and lonely the youth of this area feel because in the past 
we were one of them. Now, we know the only One who offers what they 
so desperately need. And we are excited about the opportunity to share the good news of Jesus Christ with them.

011.506.2643.1393

david@radicallifeministries.com

PO BOX 1248

Keystone Heights, FL 32656
USA

Apartado Postal 119-4023

Jaco, Puntarenas
Costa Rica

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