What an amazing day this has been. After torrential rain, stopping us from many of our own plans for this week, we saw the mighty hand of God once again and His divine direction. The radio power was up today and after devotion and breakfast, the team headed to radio. Testimonies and music was given as well as the Word. We returned to the casa and held the last day of pastor’s conference. Our ladies held Bible study and fellowship once again with the pastor’s wives. We have experienced such a blessing from these ladies in the few hours we’ve had with them. It makes us realize we aren’t so different in some ways but our dedication is lacking. We came to encourage and strengthen them but instead, we were the ones encouraged and strengthened. We saw Jesus in them each day. Walking miles, crossing the river on inner tubes in pouring down rain to get here; would we do that in order to come together to learn God’s Word?
This afternoon we visited the village of Ojoche. The people there were receptive and seemed to appreciate North Americans taking time to love them. Crafts were done, a hot meal was cooked and served, medical clinic was held, and games were played. ( including the funky chicken-and the tooty ta) We heard “laughter” in the village. The message of salvation was delivered . Rice packs were given to each family.Leaving the village, children and adults ran after the trucks, wanting one more blessing.The team emptied their throw bags all along the road and answered the call for “carmello.”
More blessings came on the trip home. Donald stopped the vehicles and we parked on the side of the bank. We all headed down to the river and one of our team members was baptized there in the river. This is truly a Halleluiah day!
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.