We had a great week in Nicaragua. A team of 18 people from Cornerstone and Galax went to serve with Because We Care Ministries. I had the opportunity to continue working with pastor training in Honduras and Nicaragua. We taught almost 60 local pastors and church leaders basic theology, leadership, preaching, and Bible Study. Our team went to local schools during the day to share the love of Christ with the students. Each afternoon we were able to go out into remote villages and provide food, medical care, and love, all while sharing the Gospel with numerous groups and individuals. We saw many people give their lives to Christ this week, and that is always our goal.
I am so proud of our team. We encountered many setbacks during the week from storms, to equipment breakdowns, to high humidity and heat, but the team kept pushing forward without complaint. I could see so many on our team grow throughout the week. It was also special for me and such a joy to be able to serve together as a family. This was the first time we took all of our children on the trip.
There were so many great God moments throughout the week. One stands out in my mind. I was introducing my son to one of the local pastors. The pastor spoke just a little English and I speak just a little Spanish, but we were able to communicate. The pastor put his arm around me and looked at my son. He said “Your father is my pastor and my teacher, and my friend.” That is why we go. To serve, to love, to train, and to help. If you want to know more about our trip, you can go to the website for Because We Care Ministries and look through the Nica-News for June 2013.
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