Greetings everyone! We hope the beginning of 2018 has been pleasant for you. A month ago, we returned home from our visit to California. Our time there was rich, full and FAST! We thank the Lord for allowing us to see so many of you and for the time we got to spend with family. We were so blessed!
A Night to Shine
A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to serve at “A Night to Shine” event that took place for the first time here in Nicaragua. If you are unfamiliar with a Night to Shine, it is an event funded by the Tim Tebow Foundation for children with disabilities. It is a night where they get to go down the red carpet, enjoy a meal and have some fun. Most importantly, it is a night where they are loved on and are reminded that they are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). We had a great time loving on these precious kids.
“A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.”
As we approach March, we wanted to share some things we are praying through and planning to do as the Lord leads. We want the Lord to be the One who directs each step and so we ask that you join us in praying for that.
First of all, Mike is praying about possibly going on a mission trip to an area of Nicaragua, called Bluefields. Him, along with a friend and a missionary from CC Nueva Guinea will travel to Bluefields and then take a boat up an inter-coastal route, through a series of bays and canals to get to the region of Pearl Lagoon. The purpose of this trip is to see what ministry opportunities are available to share Jesus with the communities located along those areas.
Next, we are planning on going to visit our friends of CC Nueva Guinea and doing a small children’s outreach while we are there. It will be a two day VBS-type of event for the children of the church and the community. We appreciate your prayers as we prepare for this exciting outreach.
We are really excited for April! Not so much about the weather, since it is the HOTTEST month of the year…but we do look forward to receiving our firsts guests of the year. We have our friends, Pastor Daniel and Matthew Chavez coming in the beginning of April, as well as our friend, Pastor Mike Sternad (Mobile, Alabama). We anticipate for what the Lord will do during their time in Nicaragua. During their visit, we will be doing a men’s fellowship night at CC Managua. Please pray the the Lord would draw the men out and that they would be encouraged by His Word and the fellowship that takes place that evening.
Once again, thank you to all who read, pray and give. We love and appreciate each one of you.