Today was a wonderful day on the mission field. This morning we began our day with a reading from God’s Word, from Isaiah 40. After breakfast we worked on the training center, tilling the corn field, and some of us went to the supermarket to pick up ingredients for the stew! After our morning activities we loaded up everything to go to Villa Esperanza. On the way there we did roadside ministry, and we passed out clothes, food and toys and when we got there we began cooking the stew to pass out to all the people. Everybody found their element, the boys were playing football with the children, the girls were busy painting fingernails and some of us were busy preparing the large meal. So far we have passed out over two hundred bags of food, which will feed a family for about a week and around 360 rice bags that will feed a family of six for a night. This afternoon we set out for Cofradia and our way we passed by the dump. On our way we came across a family, they were carrying three large bags of plastic, which they had accumulated throughout the day. This family collects plastic out of the dump to sell and recycle. When we handed the mother a bag of food and some clothes, she told us that this morning she had wondered how she was going to feed her family that night. Tonight we collected food, clothes and toys to give out to the police department, for their children for Christmas. God is so good, we have seen His mighty hand at work this week and we look forward to the amazing things that he is going to do during the rest of this week. Thank you for your prayers! They are greatly appreciated! God is working and moving in the lives of the people and in our lives as well.
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.