Nica News 1/03/2012

Another beautiful morning here at Casa De Shelly! After breakfast, some radio testimonials, and a market run, we headed out into the “training Facility”. The girls worked in the fields digging holes so we could replant some cabbage later. The guys poured concrete floor for a new shed. 5 cubic yards of concrete!! But we got it done; we really didn’t have a choice. Donald would not let us eat lunch until we finished. We did hear from the Extreme Team today, all is well, but apparently extremely windy, 60 plus mph. Today’s village was San Francisco South. Along the way we threw candy and essentials to the people lining the roadside. On the way to the village we were  stopped by the Nicaraguan Army at a check point. We pressed on. At the village, we played soccer, painted nails and blew bubbles with the kids, medical attention was given if needed, and we shared the word of God. Most of the kids were aware of Christ and his love for them, Amen! We ended with the meal we had prepared. Upon arrival back to base, we were put to work again, of course. We had to transplant all the cabbage that we had prepared for earlier. Finally it was time to clean up and have another awesome meal by Mama Maria and her girls. After dinner, we had time to relax and reflect on the day, by sharing our God moments with the group.

Dr and Mrs. Donald M Gillette
Because We Care Ministries, Inc.
P.O. Box 21806
Roanoke, VA. 24018
WWW.BWCM.ORG

Nica News 1/2

Acts 1:8

King James Version (KJV)

 8But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Great first day on the mission field as the team had a chance to rest and get settled in.  Early afternoon found part of the team engaged in a very intense soccer match while we prepared  lunch and just engaged the rest of the village.  Last night found us at Prince of Peace Baptist Church an the worship team was on vacation.  No problem, mission team stepped in and led worship.  I thought the beginning of the service was a little difficult, it only got worse. As Jonge began to share the word of God it seemed as if the the whole city began to set off fire works.  Needless to say it was very distracting but yet a little funny.  I seem to have forgotten the locals like to celebrate on New Years night and not new years eve.  Any way,  please pray for the extreme team as they head to the mountains this morning and the rest of our team as we spread the word here in Somotillo.  IHS, Donald and Pammie

Dr and Mrs. Donald M Gillette
Because We Care Ministries, Inc.
P.O. Box 21806
Roanoke, VA. 24018
WWW.BWCM.ORG

Nica News – 12/30

Psalm 116:12-14 (NASB) (12) What shall I render to the LORD for all His benefits toward me?
(13) I shall lift up the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.
(14) I shall pay my vows to the LORD, oh may it be in the presence of all His people.”

Thanksgiving. What do you think about when you hear the word Thanksgiving? Possibly, your mind connects with the year 1621 where “after the first harvest in a new world,” Governor Bradford of the Plymouth Colony invited the Pilgrims to keep a day of prayer, praise, and thanksgiving. On the other hand, maybe your memory carries you back into history, in 1863, after the bloody Battle of Gettysburg. After this battle, President Abraham Lincoln urged the nation to observe a day of prayer and thanksgiving on the last Thursday of November. Traditionally, you may think about the Thanksgiving meal with family and friends. Truly, thanksgiving triggers many memories for us.

First and foremost, Thanksgiving must remind us to thank God for His many benefits. Psalm 116 is such a psalm that teaches us from God’s Word how we can practically give thanks to God. Throughout this entire psalm, the writer freely uses the word “I.” His use of the word “I” makes this psalm a psalm that each one of us as individuals can use to guide us in thanking God for His goodness.
But how can we give back to God for all his goodness toward us when God needs nothing? In Romans 11 verse 35, Paul asks this very question, “who has first given to Him that it might be paid back to Him again?” No one can give God anything , for verse 36 goes on to tell us that “from Him and through Him and to Him are all things.” Every good gift comes from God.
As we close out 2011 Pam and I want to thank everyone for their many prayers and support over the years.  2011 we were able to present the gospel to thousands, help many with medical care, food for their survival and food for their spiritual growth.  You helped make all this possible and for that we give thanks.  It might sound simple but truly it would be impossible for us to have done this without the support of so many and for these we say thank you.  In His Love, Donald and Pammie
Dr and Mrs. Donald M Gillette
Because We Care Ministries, Inc.
P.O. Box 21806
Roanoke, VA. 24018
WWW.BWCM.ORG

12/30

Hola! Today was another wonderful day on the mission field! This morning the boys went back out to the training field to continue working with the crops, while part of the team went back out to a village to see a family that was in need of a bike repair. After meeting back up at the Casa, the team gathered 60 bags of food and toys to head out to Santa Teresa. While we were there, each child was given a toy and the mothers received toothpaste, tooth brushes, shampoo, packages of rice and bags of food. Each Family received a whole bag filled with oil, rice, beans, soap, sugar and cookies. The soup was also prepared in the village and each person received a bowl to eat. This was a huge blessing to the village and that was evident and demonstrated through a woman named Berta. She addressed the team and mentioned how she had been praying for a miracle and for the team to come to Santa Teresa because she had no food and had no clue how she was going to feed her family that evening. God once again orchestrated the amazing placement for the team provided a miracle for this family and many others.
After lunch the team once again packed the truck full of candy, clothes and toys to head out to El Aredo. There were was again 60 bags prepared to hand out to the families of this village. When the team arrived in the village the young children and their families quickly pilled behind the truck to see what the team had brought. The team shared Christ through the story of the candy cane and each person received a candy cane. This village was very happy to have the team their today and after all the food was passed out the team played marbles and sang songs with all the children. God greatly provided today and the team was able to bless many people through His hands. Thank you everyone for your prayers and support! We will have another update tomorrow! Adios!

Dr and Mrs. Donald M Gillette
Because We Care Ministries, Inc.
P.O. Box 21806
Roanoke, VA. 24018
WWW.BWCM.ORG

Nica News 12/28

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

Nica News 12/27

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      Great first day of Christmas for the team and people of Somotillo.  Thankful this morning for safe travels and a great afternoon of giving out Manna Fest bags and Christmas Joy.  Yesterday we did an afternoon of door to door ministry where we were able to not only give out the food bags and toys but also share the gospel message.  Very interesting response at several stops as the families acknowledged they already knew Christ.
     Today we are going to fill some of the Christmas request, police dept. and gifted school and then village ministry.  This afternoon we will do more door to door ministry, giving out food, toys and The Gospel. Please pray for this team as we go about Gods work and for the team that will be traveling here this Sat. IHS, Donald and Pammie

Dr and Mrs. Donald M Gillette
Because We Care Ministries, Inc.
P.O. Box 21806
Roanoke, VA. 24018
WWW.BWCM.ORG

NicaNews 12/24

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

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                   Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
–Matthew 28:16-20

Help raise money for Nicaragua by purchasing Longaberger Products. All proceeds will go directly to distributing food and clothing; and helping to build homes, schools, churches and clinics for the people of Nicaragua. In order for us to raise the funds, all orders my be placed on our website: www.longaberger.com/bwcm.  Thank you for helping us! Please forward this email to friends who might like Longaberger as well.

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Nica News – 12/18

Isaiah 61

 1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,
   because the LORD has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor;[a]
   he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
   and the opening of the prison to those who are bound

     So very thankful on this morning for the opportunities that GOD has put before me.  Because of HIS amazing GRACE we can face every challenge with excitement and peace knowing that the victory is HIS.  I will say that as we come to the end of 2011 it hasn’t been without it’s challenges and difficulties.  We always remind our missions teams,  there is a reason  Paul wrote in Ephesians 6 about putting on the whole armor of GOD, we forget that we are in Spiritual Warfare and the enemy is not going to let the road be easy.
     2011 was and exciting year for Pam and I as BWCM began to change directions and we were able to be more involved in the work in Nicaragua.  We are VERY thankful for all the teams that joined us in serving the people of Nicaragua, thankful for all the pastors that helped with the training center, thankful for the provisions that helped to meet the needs of thousands of locals.  A very special Thank You to all our friends, both churches and individuals, that supported us financially in 2011.  It’s very easy to say that where  GOD leads HE provides and HE does but it’s another thing to take that next step and you helped us to do that.
     2012 looks to be just as exciting as GOD continues to fill the calendar with teams, many that have served with us in the past an several that will travel to Nicaragua for the first time.  Our pastor training is already scheduled for the first 3 months both in Nicaragua and Honduras.  I was approached last month by the president of the Nicaragua Baptist Convention about teaching in other parts of the country.  That’s truly something we will have to pray about and seek God’s will and guidance.  Because of the generosity of MANY the construction of the clinic will start back after Christmas and with much prayer be completed in 2012.  This past year the training center went through an amazing transformation due to the technical support of many.  This next year we will continue to seek out people here in the states with agricultural back grounds to support that work and continue the training of the nationals.
      Our promise to you in 2012 is to continue to be faithful to our call and obedient to the leadership of the Holy Spirit.  Pam and I simply ask that you continue to pray for us on a daily bases and remember, It’s All About Jesus…..MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

Dr and Mrs. Donald M Gillette
Because We Care Ministries, Inc.
P.O. Box 21806
Roanoke, VA. 24018
WWW.BWCM.ORG

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Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
–Matthew 28:16-20

Help raise money for Nicaragua by purchasing Longaberger Products. All proceeds will go directly to distributing food and clothing; and helping to build homes, schools, churches and clinics for the people of Nicaragua. In order for us to raise the funds, all orders my be placed on our website: www.longaberger.com/bwcm or click the “Shop Now” buttons and order from the flyer. Either way it will help raise funds for Because we Care Ministries!  Thank you for helping us! Please forward this email to friends who might like Longaberger as well.

Regular Products may be purchased 24/7 on the website. If you have specific questions about products, you may call Tammy at 540-353-2292.

Each week there are specials that we will email to you. Please place your order directly on the site with your shipping address and credit card info. Orders will be shipped directly to you!

Blessings!
Order by December 15 to guarantee
Delivery by Christmas! 

 

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You may also host Catalog/Cyber Shows with your friends so that you can:
Raise Money for Because We Care Ministries
plus
Earn Free Products for your own home

Call 540-353-2292 and speak with Tammy about how to do this.
Your orders need to be over $150 of our regular products and cannot include the
“Tuesday or Wednesday” Specials.

Thank You!

Please remember to load you BWCM/Kroger gift card also! For every dollar spent we receive 5% to support our work in Nicaragua. You can be a blessing to someone today by shopping at Kroger and support BWCM at the same time!

To learn about Because We Care Ministries, visit our website at:
   
Because We Care Ministries | P. O. Box 21806 | Roanoke | VA | 24018