This morning started with devotions from Uncle Kim out of Luke 10:38-42 where he talked about Mary and Martha. He challenged us to not lose sight of why we are here and not be so busy that we fail to see Jesus. The team anticipated going to the radio station to sing and give testimonies but God had different plans for us. Due to heavy rain, the power was out at the radio station so we had praise and worship at Casa De Shelly with singing and testimonies from Tyler, Pam, and Rose. Later in the morning, due to flooding only a few brave pastors and their wives made it to pastor training. For the sake of their safety, the ministry distributed food to them and transported them home. Seeking God’s will for the day, the team went to a school only to find all the schools were closed in the area due to the rain. We then went to the local hospital and had prayer and presented the gospel to several very ill patients. One thing we have learned on the mission field is to be flexible and wait on the Lord. After lunch, we ministered to local families at the new clinic site that Because We Care Ministry is seeking funding to finish. It is a beautiful building and will be such a blessing to so many once the final construction is completed. We cooked stew and had the nurse see many patients including an elderly lady whose family had brought her on a wheelchair in the heavy rain. We engaged the children/youth through soccer, face painting, jump rope, puppet shows, and a fun skit from Pastor Jonge. We offered the gospel and praise God for the responses! Despite the inclement weather, God is good, and we had a great day on the mission field.
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.
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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.