The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit. Psalm 34:18
Hello friends and family! We want to thank you for praying for us here in Nicaragua during this past week. Beside some rain and slight winds, Managua was not affected by Hurricate Eta. Thank you for reaching out to us and checking up on us!
Although we are doing ok here in Managua, other areas in the North Eastern part of Nicaragua are facing great devastation due to Hurricane Eta. An area called Puerto Cabezas estimates that at least 3,000 homes have been destroyed. As a result, there are so many who are now without a home, food, water or basic needs. As the rains continue, there are many other communities along the river that are being threatened, due to the rising river. The need is great and it is heartbreaking.
We believe that as the body of Christ, we need to come together and bring the hope of Jesus to these communities experiencing such incredible loss. Our heart is to share the love of Jesus with the affected families and encourage them in the midst of this difficult time. Our prayer is that they would know that the Lord is near to them. For that reason, we have teamed up with some other missionary friends, and are making necessary preparations to go and minister to the people of Puerto Cabezas in the next week. Today, we have begun gathering materials such as food, clothing, medicine and clean water. We will be making the 12+ hour drive next week and would love for YOU to partner with us through prayer, and if possible, through giving.
Here are some ways for you to pray:
-Safety and health as we travel to and from Puerto Cabezas
-Divine appointments to pray with and encourage people
-That many would come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior
-Sensitivity to the Holy Spirit and what He would lead us to do
-To be a source of encouragement to the local pastor/s and church
-Provision: to be able to feed and clothe as many as possible
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please follow these steps (Please be sure to indicate HURRICANE RELIEF in your giving):
To Give Via Check:
Send all checks to: “Calvary Chapel Living Hope”
625 Seagaze Dr. Oceanside, CA 92054
Memo: Missions: Nicaragua/Booth Family – Hurricane Relief
-Select the “Give” tab
-Select “Missions: Booth Family, Nicaragua” from the “Fund” pull-down tab
-Select “Optional Memo” type “Hurricane Relief”
Thank you so much for your prayers and support. We will keep you updated as the week progresses and as we make our way to Puerto Cabezas. Please contact us if you have any questions.
May the Lord bless you and keep your heart at peace!