The things we take for granted

Just take a look at some of these faces. The sights and sounds are hard to describe, and pictures don’t really do justice to what we have experienced, but these pictures give you a small glimpse into rural Nicaragua. We have seen extreme poverty, malnutrition, and hunger, but in the midst of the pain, the people here are still joyful. It’s hard to explain how people who have nothing are so content. And yet we have so much but still want more.

We have fed hungry children hot nutritious meals in these villages, we have shared the gospel and seen many people respond, and hopefully we have given them hope and love. The needs are great, and the resources are lacking, but God has used our group to touch lives and spread the love of Christ. I have especially enjoyed getting to know a group of local pastors that we have spent the last three days with. It has been a great privilege to teach and encourage them in ministry. I will share more about how you can help and get involved with Because We Care Ministries in a later post, but for now, just look through these pictures and pray.


I am a former design engineer who now pastors Cornerstone Community Church in Galax, Virginia. I'm passionate about following Jesus and I love technology. I've been married to Jennifer for 28 years, and we have three adult children.

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