Mission News – Nicaragua

From Jennifer Scott, team leader

For 10 years, FBC has sent a delegation about every other year to Nicaragua to visit AMOS and the communities of La Pimienta and El Calderon. The last delegation traveled in 2016, so it’s time to go again. This will be my last trip as the Nica Team Coordinator and Pastor Erika’s first trip ever!

FBC’s connection to the people of Nicaragua began in 2003 when Kim Kushner-Dominguez interned with Drs. David and Laura Parajon. In 2008, we formalized that relationship, entering into a covenant to provide annual financial support of a rural health clinic. The 2018 delegation will continue to strengthen the relationship with these communities begun in 2008 – a 10-year anniversary! We will visit water filters funded by FBC in 2008 and installed in 2009. Silvina and the health committee will update us on their work for the health of their community. We may hear stories of how these communities, bordered by rivers, survived tropical storm Nate. So we here we are again, asking for your support. Here are a few ideas:

1. Join the 2018 delegation! Ask past travelers what this trip meant to them, the Kushners, the Beckwiths, Stuart & Nick Cleveland Stout, John & Simon Huff, David Hallett, Don Watson, and many within and beyond the FBC family. Contact Erika or me if you are interested.

2. Hire the work team! For the past six months the Nica work team has quietly been working in your homes and yards in exchange for donations to support the rural health clinics and our travels. Now that we have a travel date and a travel team, we have renewed energy for the work team. Complete the paint project, rake the leaves, hang the Christmas lights – we can do it!

3. Join the work team! The work team is made of travelers and supporters of our work. The workers who are helping, but not traveling get a three-for-one do-gooder star – doing good for those whom have their work projects done by the team, doing good for the Nica delegation, and doing good for AMOS.

You have been steadfast supporters for 15 years. Your kind words, prayers and donations have personally humbled the Nica team and me. Once again, thank you!