Monday, May 31, 2010


Nicaragua Update #2

Hello Hermanos y Hermanas!

I have been so extremely blessed being here with the brothers and sisters in San Juan de Limay. The Lord has opened up an awesome opportunity to teach English classes to some of the youth in the village. About 15 have been coming on a consistent basis; I am able to share the gospel with them. Two Sunday classes have been taught and the curriculum is working out perfect! The kids’ love having homework and a memory verse every week. I see God working already in these young children’s lives. What a joy to see them excited to recite the verse the following Sunday! What an incredible blessing! Yesterday was Mother’s day and the children made cards for their mothers. The church got together with four other congregations for a big mothers day dinner. The men served the mothers… it was a wonderful sight considering in their culture that never occurs! Pastor Vicente and 3 other missionaries from Florida went into the Capitol of Managua and the town of Esteli to preach the gospel. They preached in the streets and in the prisons. 130 people came to the Lord in the week they were gone! Praise God ☺!! Pastor Gerardo and his wife from CCRSM were missionaries here at one point, for about 2 years. They raised a little girl named Janixea from the years of 3-5 years old. They were able to come out here to start the adoption process with Mi Familia (the adoption agency here in Nicaragua.) Gerardo and Rorie needed to find her birth father who left 12 years ago in a small town north of the Capitol. Janexia’s mother Melania was there and by the grace of God she was able to lead them to his house. A miracle in itself, it had been over 12 years she had even spoken to the father. The father showed up the next morning at Mi Familia and they turned in all the paperwork needed to start the process. Please keep them in prayer, they will find out on June 11th if they are approved or not to adopt. If they are approved they have to do everything they need right away because once she is 16 years old they cannot adopt. Janexia will be 15 years old in December. Please keep Pastor Gerardo and Rorie in your prayers. I am waiting for the Rainbow Sandals to arrive June 9th so we can go distribute the sandals to very poor families outside the village. Lastly the past Monday I was very sick. I was ill with stomach cramps, body aches, a fever, a headache, and nausea. The Doctor in the village came out and he told me I had a horrible stomach bacteria. Our God is so good and so Sovereign!! I am free of all symptoms. Thank you all for your prayers! I am halfway through the trip and can’t wait to see what God does in these next 2 weeks. God Bless you all! Glory and Honor to our precious Lord Jesus!!



Thursday, May 20, 2010

Update #1

Hello Brother and Sisters!

I have arrived safely in San Juan de Limay! I am being so very blessed and loving every moment the Lord has given in this amazing place! This mission trip is so different from the other trips I have taken in the past. I am not staying in a tent, I am living in the house of Pastor Vicente and his family; staying with his daughters. Spending every moment with them. Such a blessing, they are like family to me! I spent the first two days ministering to the family and visiting some families from the church with Pastor Vicente. The Lord is softening the hearts of Vicente’s daughters as well. My hearts desire coming here was to minister to his 16 and 14 year old girls and to really get to know my sisters in Christ. We have had a few great times of discipleship and the trip has just begun! Praise God ☺!! Exciting things are happening here. The Lord is opening many doors for the church here in San Juan de Limay. First of all a few of them have given the opportunity to work with the Governor. They are in the process in building a chicken-processing center. In the center they will be raising chickens, then processing them, and packaging them to sell in neighboring villages. Secondly the church is working to build a maternity house. Women who live in neighboring villages will be able to live there and deliver their children there instead of giving birth in the home. I am so excited to see God’s hand working mightily with the brothers and sisters here. We had a prayer meeting Tuesday, it was great meeting with the body of Christ and interceding together; what a wonderful joy that put in my heart! Today I spent the entire day as a true Nicaraguan, even waking up at 4am, haha! For the first time I rode their public transportation 2 hours to the town of Esteli and took a taxi once in Esteli... both such crazy rides! Imagine the most insane off-roading ride ever… times 7 on the bus and racing as fast as you can on a race track in the taxi! So much fun! Roberto the worship leader took me everywhere I needed to go to buy the last supplies I need for Children’s Sunday school here. Bless his heart, we spent 3 hours getting all the copies made for an entire year of Sunday School lessons. I had quite an experience today. Life is so different here from the United States, I love it! Pastor Vicente asked me to give English classes. Tomorrow our classes begin, and they invited many people from the village. Please pray for us, it will be a great time to share the gospel. I thank my Lord and Savior for this incredible opportunity to spend a month here. I am so excited to see what God is going to do here. Thank you for all your support and prayers. God Bless You!

All Glory and Honor to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!