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
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
“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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Hey everyone! KJ, Emma, and Carissa here! Today was an awesome day. It was also our hottest day so far, but we’ve been keeping cool and staying hydrated. It’s hard to believe our week is almost over. We’re having a pretty great time. Carissa is going to tell everyone about our day!
Today, we went to El Puma to visit Michael and his family. Some of the team finished painting his house, so it is now very blue, while the others either handed out coloring pages or participated in an intense game of soccer. At first, there weren’t many boys to play soccer with— most of the girls liked coloring better— but they began showing up out of nowhere to play and joined a random team, making it difficult to know who to pass to.
For lunch, we had a very American meal— hamburgers and French fries. We also celebrated the birthday of a man on the other team. There were balloons taped to the ceiling of the dining room and Mama Maria and the other cooks made cupcake-style brownies for everyone. There’s a bet going right now to see if anyone will get the privilege of carrying out a birthday custom from down here for him— cracking a raw egg on his head and dumping a cup of flour over him.
After lunch, we rode out to another village. It took a while for people to arrive, but then we were busy playing football and soccer, blowing bubbles, painting flowers and cats and butterflies on hands and faces, and handing out medicine. KJ, Emma, and I then got to meet a family making tortillas for dinner. It was interesting to watch them flatten the dough, let it fry, and then add it to a large stack that was all for tonight. Tomorrow they will be getting up at 3 in the morning to make more tortillas for their breakfast! I also got to help ladle food into the containers— which ranged from plates and bowls to pitchers and buckets— of the kids, mothers, and grandmothers who lined up to get some of the stew we cooked. It was humbling to see them get so excited over a scoop of stew, when we have so much food at home.
We’ll see you tomorrow with another update! Everyone has finally pooped…so thank you for your prayers. Tomorrow we have a 2.5 hour hike to a village. On Friday, some people will be laying a foundation for a brand new home in Las Portillas. A pastor has lived there for many years, but we just saw photos today of what used to be his house. It was completely wiped out in wind storm. The end of our week is shaping up to be a lot of fun…with some hard work mixed in.
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.
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.
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.Download the PDF
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.