Count Your Many Blessings

Count your blessings, name them one by one.

Count your blessings, see what God has done.

Count your blessings, name them one by one.

Count your many blessings see what God has done.

One of the great Old Hymn’s written by Johnson Oatman in 1897 and sung in churches around the world daily.

This time of the year we begin to take a glimpse back to praise GOD for all the many blessings and all that HE has done. Don’t only GIVE THANKS for what HE has done but also give thanks for allowing us to be apart of HIS mighty work. I praise HIS Holy Name for all the missionaries HE brought to Nicaragua, the homes HE built, the food HE provided, the medicine HE provided, the school HE guided, the Nationals that were given an opportunity to learn the WORD of GOD and all the Nationals that ask CHRIST into their hearts. I’ll have to say that 2016 was one for the ages.

In a couple weeks 2016 will be in the history books. We have been praying already for 2017 and where GOD would have us go and do. I’d like to share a few prayer request that you can pray with us and also consider an END OF YEAR CONTRIBUTION.

1. There are two villages we are praying about purchasing land and building a church. Pastor Santos has been working in these villages for a couple years and it’s time to take the next step.

2. The school in Pascuala had an amazing year and finished strong with their first ever graduation. We need sponsors for the children as well as monthly support for the school. We would like to open up a couple more classrooms and hire a couple more teachers.

3. We are also praying about purchasing a lot close to the school in Pascuala and get our agricultural class started there as well as some vocational training.

4. We continue to pray about starting a 4th location for our Pastor/Leadership training. In April of 2017 we will graduate the classes in Choluteca Honduras and Chinandega Nicaragua. Our prayer is to start back in May with young men and women that are surrendering to the call to full time ministry.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR PAM AND I AS WE BEGIN OUR 17TH YEAR OF THIS AMAZING JOURNEY.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR……

Relief for First Responders – Gatlinburg TN

For whom so much is given the same is much required….when I awoke this morning my home town, Gatlinburg Tn literally was on fire. The home/motel that I was raised in, we are not sure if its even still standing. In talking to my sister and Aunt from Gatlinburg, our family is all evacuated and safe. I have been watching TV stations from Knoxville, and understand this fire is huge and effects thousands of people. Tomorrow beginning at noon I will have a truck located at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on 460 east Bonsack area collecting supplies to support the First Responders that are fighting this great tragedy. The TV station requested the following items for the First Responders: Gatorade, protein bars, hight calorie candy and candy bars, work gloves, Chapstick, sanitized wipes, nonperishable snack items.

Please lift these First Responders up in prayer as the majority of them have been fighting fires in other areas for days!

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.

Psalm 136:1

Nica News

What is LOVE…..Love can only be understood from the actions it prompts. When we bear with the failings and weaknesses of others, divine love reveals itself (Ephesians 4:2). At all costs, this love compels us to give so that we alleviate the suffering of others. Instead of seeking to fulfill our emotional and physical needs (receiving), we humbly give of ourselves (1 Peter 3:8–9).

Please pray about helping us during this season. For a donation of $10.00 you can feed a family of six for 1 week. You can donate on our web site (BWCM.org) our you can mail checks to BWCM, PO Box 14132 Roanoke, Va. 24038

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1 Corinthians 12:27

27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

Once we receive Christ as our personnel savior we become part of the Family of Faith. All through Jesus life on earth he demonstrated to all how we should live. He taught about how we should treat others and care for others. I’m calling on the Family of Faith to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

Each year at this time we do a food drive called, "Manna Fest." With a $10 donation we will purchase a bag of groceries that will feed a family of 6 for a week. Please go to our web site and donate or mail checks to BWCM, PO Box 14132 Roanoke, VA. 24038

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  • “What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.” Augustine

What an amazing opportunity we have over the next couple months loving on the people of Nicaragua through Manna Fest 2016. Please go to our web site….BWCM.org… and donate or mail donations to BWCM PO Box 14132, Roanoke, VA. 24038

Libertad Concert

Blessings from Somotillo, Nicaragua……. I wanted to give you a heads up on an event that is going to take place by the Latino worship team from Liberty U that served with BWCM here in Somotillo last year. They are doing a concert at FBC Roanoke on Oct. 9th at 6pm. Libertad is partnering with BWCM to promote "Manna Fest" through their concerts and love offering during the months of Oct. and Nov. I would greatly appreciate it if you would get the word our to your church family and friends. I would also like to extend a personnel invitation to all the "Family of Faith" in the Roanoke area. So very excited by what God is doing through Libertad, Dr Gary Mathena, Dr Leon Neto and Because We Care Ministry.

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Manna Fest 2016

Isaiah 58:10 If you give some of your own food to [feed] those who are hungry and to satisfy [the needs of] those who are humble, then your light will rise in the dark, and your darkness will become as bright as the noonday sun.

Please pray about helping BWCM provide food to families in and around Somotillo during Christmas. For a $10.00 dollar donation we will prepare a bag of food (picture) that will feed a family of 6 for a week. Please go to our web site, (bwcm.org) and donate.

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Manna Fest 2016

Proverbs 14:31 ESV

Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.

Over the next couple months we will be asking all of our partners to help us with a very special project. Each year at Christmas we distribute "Manna Fest " bags. Each bag will feed a family of 6 for a week at a cost of only $10.00. Please pray about how you and your family can HONOR OUR HEAVENLY FARTHER.

Be Blessed, Donald

Manna Fest

Isaiah 58:10 If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.

Late December 1967 I began a journey in Southeast Asia (Vietnam) that would change my life forever. While there I experienced something that I did not know at the time would impact my life even today. Sometimes while out on different operations the weather would prevent us from receiving supplies and we would go maybe a day or two without food. My hope at the time was that I KNEW when the weather cleared we would receive food. That experience has helped me to understand the conditions here in Nicaragua that Pam and I work in everyday. Unfortunately the people here in Nicaragua don’t have that same hope.
BWCM has been working for over 16 years towards eliminating hunger. Some days it seems as if we are making progress and other days that we are losing ground. Pam and I just continue to be obedient to GOD and trust HIM daily to meet the needs of the people of Nicaragua.

With that being said we once again are launching our annual food drive, Manna Fest. Over the next couple months we will partner with many friends and churches to provide food bags to hundreds of families during Christmas in the Somotillo area. For those that are new to this program, these food bags will provide food to a family of 6 for up to a week.

Please pray about partnering with us during this season……TO GOD BE THE GLORY

In His Love, Donald and Pamela

Manafest 2016
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Holy Land Tour

April 17, 2017 I will be leading a team to THE HOLY LAND. I would like to invite you to join us on this "Once in a Lifetime Experience" to see the very places where Jesus walked, taught and lived His earthly life. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more info.

Please help us get the word out as we still have plenty of time. Having been 6 previous times I’m very excited to be leading one more team and praying for the team God would have join Because We Care on this journey. Thank you for your help and GOD Bless. Donald and Pamela