Good morning and blessings……..In a couple hours Pam and I will be boarding a plane here in Roanoke and returning to Nicaragua. Planning for a week of BASEBALL, vacation bible school, medical, evangelism, feeding and Pastor training. Please join us in praying for safe travels and that GOD will use each one in a very special way.
Good morning and blessings from Casa de Gillette. I have to join many in wondering where 2012 has gone. Pam and I have actually been home for almost 2 weeks enjoying family, friends and beautiful central Virginia. With school buses moving through the neighborhood and the news reporting on football games, there is no doubt that Fall is just around the corner.
Pam and I began praying late last year that GOD would stretch and expand BWCM’s outreach throughout Nicaragua and Honduras. God certainly surpassed our every expectation and desire. This year alone we have joined with almost 500 missionaries in sharing the love of GOD and serving the people of the Chinandega Department. This fall we will host several teams that are looking to partner with BWCM and begin serving in Nicaragua. In 2013 we plan to take a couple teams to Honduras to serve with some of the pastors that we have been teaching this year.
Next month we will begin our Manna Fest campaign for Christmas 2012. I always try to do this in September and October to beat the holiday rush. Once again this year we will be distributing food bags to needy families in the Somotillo area during the Christmas season. One food bag only costs $10.00 and will feed a family of six for a week. Pam and I are going to be in the states some during that time and would love to share with your church or organization what GOD is doing through this feeding program.
On May 17, 2013 Pam and I will be leading a team to “The Holy Land.” God has allowed me to make several trips there through the years and is now leading me to do this one more time. Working with a travel agent in Atlanta, Georgia, we have been able to put together a very exciting 9-day trip at an affordable price. If you’re interested in joining us, please email me and I’ll get the information to you.
If you go to our website (www.bwcm.org) you will notice that we have already begun to fill our 2013 calendar. I would like to encourage all our team leaders to be praying about the dates that GOD would have you come to Nicaragua and then let me know as soon as you can. We truly want to accommodate everyone but we do reserve dates on a first-come first-serve basis.
We are praying about a new, smaller bus so that we can expand our ministry into Corinto, Chinandga and Leon. This past summer we used our school bus to do ministry in Corinto, but cost of transportation in the school bus has hindered us from reaching out past the Somotillo area. With a smaller bus we could expand our ministry, improve the travel from Managua and be better stewards of God’s money. Please join us in praying for God’s provisions.
Over the next few weeks Pam and I will be changing our email addresses. PAMMIE: firstname.lastname@example.org DONALD: email@example.com Due to the fact that several people (hackers) have decided to use my email I thought it best to make a change even though change is not easy at my age. Funny thing is that I kept changing my password and the hackers were the only ones that could remember it. I won’t end the AOL account until Jan. 1st so that everyone will have plenty of time to make the change.
PLEASE continue to pray for Pam and I as we return to Nicaragua next Wednesday. In His Hands, Donald and Pammie
3 For you are my rock and my fortress;
and for your name’s sake you lead me and guide me
Isaiah 53 is filled with prophecies that Jesus fulfills in the New
Testament. The Suffering Servant was sent down on our behalf to pay the
penalty we should have paid. Jesus was wounded for our transgressions,
crushed for our iniquities so that by his stripes we could be healed.
Christ laid down his own life so that we can have life more abundantly.
Today, Chris, Jeremy and Tim shared this with the pastors of Nicaragua.
The classroom at Casa de Shelly was filled with about 20 pastors from
all over the area, some traveling several hours by foot to learn more
about Isaiah and how to effectively preach God’s word to their people.
Beginning with a little background on the book of Isaiah and moving
through an outline of all 66 chapters, these three men from Bedrock
Community Church were humbled to be able to teach about teaching to a
group of men who seek to demonstrate the very life God died to give us.
Being a pastor requires a lot of sacrifice and that is certainly
something these Nicaraguan pastors understand. One Nicaraguan pastor
has such a heart for the people in his village that he carried wisdom
to the people He cared about most. Not only is he faithful in preaching
the gospel, he took initiative to clean up his village and maintain a
safe and sanitary environment so that his people would stay healthy.
This man sacrificed time and resources for his people because he “gets
When it comes to sermon preparation, these men are beginning to
understand how to recognize the main idea of a passage and compose a
sermon outline based on that main idea. But today was a great reminder
for them to keep the gospel central to their teaching. After looking at
a few passages, these pastors were able to put this into practice by
recognizing what a passage says but also where we see Jesus in each
passage. The word of God is our source of truth; our rock and our
foundation. It is here where we find wisdom and peace. Everything we
need is in Scripture and it was such a blessing to interact with these
people even though there is a language barrier. God overcomes and God
provides. The translator today was incredible and God certainly used
her as a conduit for His message.
Please join us in praying for the pastors of Nicaragua as they apply
God’s word to their lives and to their ministries. These pastors enjoy
learning and they enjoy preaching. God has anointed these men as
leaders and Nicaragua has many needs to be met. Pray for our team
tomorrow as they talk about Jeremiah and practice sermon preparation in
In the afternoon we travelled north, close to the Honduran border, to
This is a rather large village, and immediately we drew a crowd over
close to 150
children in their large field. This led to spontaneous games of
frisbee, soccer, and nail painting.
There were so many children that the gospel was shared in multiple
groups. A large number of children
surrendered their lives to Jesus. We encouraged them to tell the local
pastor and attend the local church.
We fed the village with a hot meal and finished off the day with warm
conversation with the villagers and game
of soccer. Pray for the seed of the gospel in Palo Grande.
Dr and Mrs. Donald M Gillette
Because We Care Ministries, Inc.
P.O. Box 21806
Roanoke, VA. 24018