It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself!
On the eve of my 62nd Christmas my heart is full of joy and excitement. My mind is racing a hundred miles an hour as I look deep into my soul to remember many of those Christmas Days. I think about one many years ago on Hill 37 in Vietnam, a young man sitting in a foxhole late at night and thinking about all the festivities back in the states. Little did I know some 40+ years later I would be in the parking lot at Wal-Mart giving gifts to complete strangers.
I’m most thankful tonight for the gift of GOD’S amazing grace that was given to me more than 35 years ago. Little did I know that day in Gatlinburg, Tennessee what God had in store for me, but I can truly say it has been an amazing journey.
Pam and I just began our twelfth year of service in Nicaragua. We thank GOD for all that we have seen GOD do over the past 11 years and are very excited about what He is going to do in us and through us in 2012. We ask that you continue to pray for us and the dear people of Nicaragua. We will be praying for you and look forward to seeing you in Somotillo very soon.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men in whom He is well pleased. Luke 2:14 ESV
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.
Download the PDF
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.