Today we started our morning with some eggs and pineapple. Mamma Maria sure is a good cook! There are two joint teams on this mission trip. We are reaching out to men on the Baseball field and families in the village. What the enemy meant for ill, God used for His glory. We rolled into our first stop of the day to share the Gospel with kids at a school…but there were no kids!! School happened to be closed for the day. What do we do? The teachers who were there for training were perfectly ripe for God’s word. Don and the VBS team stepped up and shared testimonies and the Gospel. After that, we headed to the stadium to engage the children that were watching baseball. God absolutely was all over the scene as over 50 kids plugged in and colored, jumped rope and used our sling shot to launch and catch tennis balls. It was awesome! We were later welcomed into the Puma Village by beautiful children with physical and spiritual hunger. It was obvious God was at work while we were there. The Gospel was shared and the number of children and adults indicated that they prayed to receive Christ. We fed the village both physically and spiritually and God is glorified.
Dr and Mrs. Donald M Gillette
Because We Care Ministries, Inc.
P.O. Box 21806
Roanoke, VA. 24018 WWW.BWCM.ORG
Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America. To the north it is bordered by Honduras, and to the south by Costa Rica. Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the western hemisphere, partly because of the long civil war of the 1980’s and the devastation caused by hurricane Mitch in 1998. The vast majority of the five million inhabitants live in abject poverty with many suffering from severe malnutrition and starvation.
Here is a link to download a video file that you can show in your church to introduce our ministry and share about the work we are doing in Nicaragua. Right-Click here and choose save to download the video file to your computer. The video is also located on Vimeo.
This ministry helps people meet their chief need for a Savior, while also helping to meet the critical physical needs of hunger, poor substandard housing, shortage of water, lack of schools and education, lack of churches and pastor sponsorship. We offer general economic, healthcare, and emergency relief. To date we have helped feed tens of thousands of hungry people with hundreds of tons of food.
Download our Mission Trip Prayer Journal
We have developed a mission trip prayer journal to use during your trip. We encourage you to print this out and review before the trip, and then use as a journal during your trip.
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Who Can Volunteer?
Anyone with the desire to minister to hurting people in another culture can volunteer! Experience is helpful but not required. The ability to speak Spanish would be a plus, but we always have interpreters who assist in our work. Each team spends about a week in country ministering to the Nicaraguan people in some of the more remote villages.If you are interested in learning more, please contact us to discover if you can become part of this wonderful work.