Radio was canceled today because unfortunately, the power was out. But that did not stop us from having a great day! Part of our team went to Principe De Paz to do a women’s conference with the women of Somotillo. Kimberly shared a message with the ladies about allowing the Holy Spirit to change our past, using the illustration of “cleaning out our closets,” and we sang worship songs to the Lord. The other part of the team returned to Pascuala. The men started the footings on house #24, while the rest of the gang engaged the children in games of soccer and duck, duck goose. The girls braided hair and spent time with the young children of the village. After lunch, we went to a village called Palo Grande, which had not been visited in years by BWCM! The team played soccer and baseball with the kids. Some team members painted nails and the doctor saw patients needing medicine. Becky shared the gospel with the children through a Bible story about Zacchaeus, and the team helped the children make a fun craft with visors and stickers. Then Donald gathered the rest of the people and shared the gospel again, using an dramatic illustration with several village children. Many people prayed to receive Christ. Afterward, the people loaded up their bowls with chicken stew and enjoyed a hearty meal. Praise the Lord for full stomachs, changed lives, and 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
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.
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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.