The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has annoited me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from the darkness for the prisoners–Isaiah 61:1
I have always had a heart for the poor and unloved, and have always rooted for the underdog and defended the mistreated. I do as much as I can to help children and families with various needs within the United states, but God calls us to love All of our brothers and sisters. It is this call that has come to me now to love more globally.
I am going on a missions trip to Managua, Nicaragua (a city of 1.7 million people with a 70% unemployment rate) in part because I have no concept of what is really happening globally. My small world view consists simply of news photos and commercials. Having never left the states, it is rather difficult to effectively pray for people in need around the world, and impossible to minister to them as I am being called to do.
Another reason for participating in this mission is to really put God’s work in perspective. Since my church began working to help the community of Managua we have seen God in action in so many ways. He has opened door after door for the church that we will be working with in Nicaragua, Casa Del Padre Iglesia Cristiana (The Father’s House Christian Church, Pastor-ed by Eddy Salmeron), to grow and feed the seemingly countless hungry children and families with no hope of government aid. There is nothing that testifies more for the Lord than witnessing His blessings raising up and encouraging someone that is experiencing their very lowest point. I want to be a part of spreading the seeds in the hearts of these people, the seeds that the Lord will make grow in this city. I want to get my hands dirty, so to speak, and show the people in Managua God’s love for them; both by meeting a practical need, providing food and clothing, but also by providing God’s loving word and prayer to minister to their hurting souls. I heard someone say once that a person in
desperate need of physical comforts cannot hear their spiritual needs until the physical is met. If someone is hungry or cold they must first be fed or clothed before they can see, feel, and hear of God’s love for them.
This will be an on going cause for our missions group, so if you are reading this and your heart is hurting for the people of Managua you are welcomed to help whenever and as often as your heart calls. Our goal is to be a continual presence and help to Casa Del Padre, ensuring their continued growth and influence in such a needy population.
For our trip to Managua, Nicaragua in June we will have 15 members in our team. As a group we need to raise $22,500, or $1,500 per person. This will fund our flight, hotel, meals, and tools for us to feed and minister while in Nicaragua. Every dime of donations will go directly to the fund and go completely to funding this trip. Any amount sent is more than we started with and, God willing, any amount raised in excess of our goal will be given to Casa Del Padre to help relieve some of their burden of feeding so many people and providing ongoing classes and outreaches for their community.
If you would like to help us to keep God’s presence apparent to this community and keep them blanketed with God’s Love and our prayers please send any donation that you can, all donations are tax deductible as well. BE SURE TO INCLUDE ‘CHRISTIN-JUNE TRIP’ IN THE MEMO to ensure that the right missions group is being funded. Thank you so much for your support, I will be updating throughout the fundraising to let you know where we stand and will write and include photographs when we return. Please send checks to…The Father’s Love 3409 Briarbend Drive Greensboro, NC 27410
Again, I would like to thank you for helping me with my call to help the poor and needy in our world. If you have any questions about this trip or the Fathers Love Ministries, founded by Mike Adams, please feel free to contact me directly at Christin@ModernChristianMom.com
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in. I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me–Mathew 25:35-36
This trip was a HUGE success and we were able to be used by our Father in so many ways!! I was able to see not only the lives of people in Nicaragua changed, but also lives of the team members. Please read my daily blog for day to day journaling of the trip that you helped to be a part of. Thank you so much from all of us on the team as well as the ministries and people we were able to love on in Nicaragua.