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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.

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!
Tuesday Only!
Wednesday Only!

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 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

Nica News 1/17

Revelation 17:14

English Standard Version (ESV)

14 They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.”

     I need to start this letter by simply apologizing to all for complaining a little about being tired.  I’m preaching through Isa. 53 on the radio in the mornings and when I look at all the suffering JESUS endured for me it literally  broke my heart to think that I could complain just a little.  I want to be found in the faithful, I know I’m call and I know that I’m chosen but sometimes I’m not as faithful as I could be.
     Another great day of service here at the training center and out in the field.  It seems that when we have one small victory here at the training center there are two defeats that slow us down.  We took a load of squash to the market to sell and no one had a clue what squash was or what to do with it.  Lesson learned, research the local market and see what sells and is needed.  We did manufacture 300 lbs of chicken feed from products grown here and added a little protein and vitamins which means we will save about $100.00 a month on our feed bill.
     This afternoon we went to La Ceibita (New Village) with the Dr and a load of food.  Words really can’t describe the excitement and joy experienced by the mission team and the locals when the big trucks rolls in. These children had never experienced the water melon eating contest, water balloon toss or had their finger nails polished.  Even more impressive is the fact that many had never heard the GOSPEL MESSAGE until today.  What makes all that exciting is that a large number of men, women,  boys and girls prayed to receive CHRIST.  With all the fun we have engaging the village nothing can top KINGDOM BUILDING.    IHL, 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 1/16

Deuteronomy 24:19

“When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don’t go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans, and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do”

     Tonight as I think about  the energy that has been put into the production of different crops here at the training center this passage of scripture came to mind.  We have turned the corner on a few fields and will certainly praise GOD for all that HE has done.  Today several different vegetables were harvested and taken to the market to be sold.  We don’t have to advertise the harvest

it seems our neighbors know before we do.  When I look at this verse then I have to think its GODS way of providing.
     So very thankful for everyone that has helped with this project.  I think the next big challenge will be keeping the momentum that has started and continue on a steady course of growth.  It now seems that our goal of having training classes by early summer is obtainable.  (Prayers Please)
     As excited as I am over the harvest here at the center, it doesn’t begin to compare to the joy in heaven over 3 teenagers and 1 adult man that prayed to receive CHRIST last night at Prince of Peace Baptist Church.  Thankful that GOD allowed me to part of both harvest.  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 11/2012

Eph 6:10,  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might…..

     Well the teams are gone and the house (Casa De Shelly) is very quite.  Pam and I are very thankful for a few days rest and preparation.  Sunday we visited a church in Managua where I was privileged to preach the word and see 12 adults make professions of faith.  Nothing more exciting than  to watch the Kingdom of God grow and see GOD glorified.  Please pray for Jesus is the Good Shepard church, they truly are a great group of believers.
     Today we had a new group of pastors come for a day of leadership training.  Found out early this morning that some of the leaders were told the class started at 9 AM, others were told 9:30AM and the rest arrived around 10:15 AM.  Things like that happen here all the time, it’s the Nica way.  Found out after class that several of these men will be joining our regular classes that will start back in Feb.  One thing that Pastor Diomedes was seeking to accomplish today was to build unity among the leaders. 
     Later this afternoon Pam and I hooked the electrical cords to two machines we have purchased so the training center can produce food for the chickens and goats.  Our teams last week built a new shed for the machines and today we saw them work. PRAISE YE THE LORD….We now have the capacity to grow and grind our on live stock feed.  One more step in making the training center productive and sustainable.  Our goal is to get the center where it can sustain itself and provide services to the community.   Tomorrow I’m  filming a segment for the local TV about squash.  It’s not grown here so I’m going to introduce the viewers to squash then we’ll look for a vendor in the market to sell our product.  I can’t believe I’m doing this….It’s all about Jesus…
     Please pray for our WV team that will be traveling on Sat.  IHL, Donald and Pammie

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.

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!
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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

Nica News January 5th

Today, the backpacking team returned to the Casa de Shelly. The first night we left for Mount El Bariador starting at 1,620 ft. We finally set our packs down at 2,800 ft after five hours of rolling hills. We set up camp outside the house where the previous team had visited year before. We found out that the solar bible reader that was left the previous year was still working and in use regularly. They told us that they meet every three days for church. Lots of people from the village came to the church service that night. We sang songs and Jonge preached. That night, we had a nice cool breeze from over the mountain to help us sleep. Then the next day, we hiked the rest of the way up to the summit of the mountain which was at 4,000 ft. God’s creation is unfathomable!! We could see the whole valley. After lunch we continued to another village called Por Vason. During the service, Jonge opened with Psalms 66:16 and several from the team shared what God has done in their life.  It was so cool because a lot of the people there we not Christians, but they were listening very attentively to the testimonies. Because our team was diverse, every person listening could relate to one of our testimonies. After service we made balloon animals and gave out toys, toothbrushes, Bibles and food to the people and they loved it! The next morning we hiked to our next village called San Pedro, which was by far the largest village we had been in. The service that night was packed with people! Then the next day, we got up at 6:00am to go back to the Casa de Shelly. In total we hiked 17 ½ miles with a total accumulated ascent of 8,000 ft. We reached a lot of people and planted seeds in the hearts of many! The hikes were long and strenuous but we would all gladly do it again. Our team verse was 2 Corinthians 12:15 “I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls.”  We leave for Managua tomorrow challenged to share the gospel at home with the same overwhelming passion as we did here in Nicaragua.

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

Nica News 1/04/2012

Today, Wednesday, January 04, 2012 we began our morning at 6 AM excited about what God had in store today.  After breakfast four team members gave  their testimony on the radio.   We were then given work assignments to help support the ministry.  Some were in the garden while others worked on the new office building.  After lunch we headed to the village of Jinocuajo where the young men were engaged in kicking  the soccer ball while the women and little girls had their nails painted and some colored.  We shared the gospel with each group while Donald prepared soup for the village.  The mothers and children lined up and seemed so appreciative for a warm meal.  We passed out packages of beans and rice for future meals.  As we drove home it was exciting to see children and adults run to the edge of the road to receive the clothes, dolls, flip-flops, and candy that we threw from the truck.  What a blessing to share God’s love by this simple act of giving to those in such need.  I am reminded  that there are no language or boundary barriers when it comes to conveying the love of Jesus.

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

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