Today in Nicaragua we started out our day with devotion time, led by Shawn. Then, Emma, Jennifer and Miranda shared their testimony on the radio. After that, the pastors taking seminary with Chris and Donald came for their classes. They also brought their wives to speak and spend time in the word with some of the ladies on the team, whilethe otherteam members worked on the chicken coop at Casa De Shelly. After the pastors and wives left we all came together to eat lunch. After lunch,we headed to a village called San Miguelito, we brought a nurse with us to provide medical help to the village, played with the children, fed everyone, and shared the gospel. When we prayed almost ten kids accepted Christ. We left the village and came back to the casa this afternoon. After cooling off and getting cleaned up (washing off our blessings, as Donald says), some of the team visited the market. There we toured and got a ride back to the casa on a pedi-taxi. While others stayed back and worked some more on the chicken coop. And that’s what we have accomplished here in Somotillo, Nicaragua today! God bless you!
“Come, follow me, Jesus said, and I will make you fishers of men.”
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.