Nica News

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

For almost 15 years Pam and I along with our mission teams have been working in a village called, "PASCUALA." I’m sure many of you have served beside us and have many fond memories of your time serving there. A few years ago GOD led us to start building houses and move many of the families there from plastic houses into something much better. Many of you helped us to work through this and we are continuing to build those houses as God provides the funding. Even through this Pam and I have never really gotten a peace about what God would have us to do as far as the NEXT STEP. Well, a couple of months ago this all changed. We had an opportunity to purchase the school in Pascuala and take over the day to day operations.

Praise God that one of our partners stepped up and made the purchase possible and as of last week the deal has been completed. Our plan as of today is to turn the day to day operation over to the Baptist School and continue to see how all this plays into the will of GOD for BWCM. I do know that it opens many doors as far as teaching in the village. I’m planning for our team next week to work with all the mothers and begin a weekly Bible Study. Please join us in praying for the future of our work in Pascuala and for the Baptist School as they begin transforming the school there.

With all this being said I want to give you the opportunity to help with the funding of the school by sponsoring a child. We have 34 students in elementary school and 120 in high school. We are asking our friends to sponsor these children at a cost of $250.00 per year per child. With the sponsorship we will purchase each child 2 new uniforms, a pair of shoes, monthly medical and all the school supplies. If you are interested in sponsorship simply e-mail me at "donald" and I will answer your questions and provide needed info. PRAYING AS WE PROCEED…..

Dr. and Mrs. Donald M Gillette
PO Box 14132
Roanoke, VA. 24038

About Nicaragua

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.

Church Resources

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.

Our Ministry

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.