Nicaragua

Completed Grades 9-12 by the start of project date.

2024 FULL


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About Nicaragua

Nicaragua is the largest of the Central American republics and is slightly bigger than the state of New York! It has a string of 40 volcanoes that stretch from the northwest to the southeast along the Pacific Coast. Lake Managua is the only freshwater lake where sharks have been known to live! However, they are rarely found in the lake today. Most Nicaraguans are mestizos which are persons of mixed European and Indian ancestry. There are almost 7 million people living in Nicaragua, with most living in the capital Managua. The primary language in Nicaragua is Spanish. Sadly, a majority of Nicaraguans do not have a relationship with Jesus Christ and of those that claim a religion adhere to Roman Catholicism. Brokenness is apparent in Nicaragua with a vast number of individuals struggling with addiction from alcohol and drugs.

Nicaragua

Why serve in Nicaragua?

Church Membership

50% of the population adhere to Roman Catholicism. A minimal number of the 27% of the population identify with the Baptist Convention.

Baptist Churches

There are only 289 Baptist churches in the entire country.

Unique Features

Nicaragua is home to 40 volcanoes that stretch alongside the Pacific Coast. Lake Managua was often found to having living sharks in the freshwater. However, nowadays they are rarely seen.

Unreached People

Nicaraguans struggle with the hurt, pain, and physical destruction that alcohol and drugs bring. They have brokenness and are in need of the Savior Jesus Christ!
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Our Focus

While in Nicaragua, the team will share the hope and true joy found in Jesus Christ through creative outreach, Vacation Bible School, and potentially building a home for a homeless family.

Nicaragua #1: FULL

March 18 - 22

Ground cost $450 + expense of airfare

THE GROUND COST DOES NOT INCLUDE AIRFARE. 

– The trip leader will communicate airfare information.

Who will we serve?

  • One of the most impoverished areas in our Western Hemisphere. The Nicaraguan people live on a dollar a day.
  • Support local efforts to advance the Gospel.

What will we do?

  • Door to Door Evangelism.
  • Share personal testimony on a local radio program.
  • Youth Engagement through soccer and other community activities.
  • Backpack into the mountains to share the Gospel in remote villages.

Certified Sending Partner:

Church – Carter FBC

Phone: 580-799-1922

Team Leader(s)Josh Boles, Mike Wall, Jase Hardgrove

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Ministry PartnerIgelsia Prince de Paz Diomedes Santaliz

Nicaragua #2: FULL

June 29 - July 6

Ground cost $850 + expense of airfare

THE GROUND COST DOES NOT INCLUDE AIRFARE. 

– The trip leader will communicate airfare information.

*Deadline of $200.00 to be paid by 03/15/2024

Deposit amount due with application: $75.00

Who will we serve?

  • Serve children and families in the villages near Corinto
  • Partner Orginization: Little One’s Ministry

What will we do?

  • We will stay at the Baptist Church in Corinto and have nightly devotionals as a team. We will eat all the meals at the church.
  • Saturday: Travel Day from OKC to Nicaragua!
  • Sunday: Worship at the Church with the local community & beach ministry
  • Mon.-Thurs.: House construction & VBS with the children.
  • Fri.: Exercusion Day
  • Sat: Return home

Certified Sending Partner:

Church – Luther FBC

Phone: 405-277-3282

Team Leader – Carly Snedeker

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Ministry Partner – Little One’s Ministries

How to pray:

  •  Pray for the Holy Spirit to prepare the hearts of the people in Nicaragua to receive the Good News.
  • Pray for the people to respond and accept the hope and truth of Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for healing of addiction throughout the country of Nicaragua.
  • Pray for the team to work well together and safe travels.
  • Pray for opportunities and wisdom to share the Gospel in a way that focuses on a real relationship with Jesus, not just a religion.