Make God’s Love Real in Nicaragua by joining the Adult Mission Trip team! Learn more at the information session 6 p.m. June 19 in Knox Hall (RSVP here).

In this reflective season of Lent, will you hear God’s call to serve? Do you already hear God’s call to grow closer to him and others? Consider serving one week in Leon, Nicaragua, as part of Hyde Park’s adult mission team Oct. 28 – Nov. 4, 2017.

The second information and organizational session for the 2017 trip will be at 6 p.m. June 19 in Knox Hall. RSVP here.

You will learn about the trip, costs, projects, the opportunities to serve, and our mission partner El Ayudante. Hyde Park has sent teams of short-term missioners to Nicaragua since 2006, serving the people of Nicaragua in partnership with El Ayudante. All are invited to the April 3 and following team-building meetings May 15 and June 19.

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Why mission trips to Nicaragua?

Hyde Park member Ken Cowles served on Hyde Park’s first Nicaragua team in 2006 and has returned four more times to serve and lead. He offered one response to the question “why:”

“Why do we go to Nicaragua? What can we accomplish traveling to a nation that has so many needs and is so poor?

What really happens is not that we might build a home for a family in need, or that a young lady will learn about prenatal care for her and the baby, or that someone will receive medical care from a visiting doctor. What really happens is that people choosing to go on mission are changed. We experience people and a country that is alive and beautiful filled with potential and also is burdened with many, many needs. We learn how people live and thrive in conditions that are very foreign to us.

People on mission change, learning that they can make a difference, even though ever so small, a difference. Come and see horizons broaden to the awareness of our Lord in all places, and how a difference can be made in someone’s life and how they will forever be a part of yours!”

Former team members also will be in the Courtyard on Sunday morning March 26 to answer questions and share their experience with anyone interested in the trip.

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For more information, contact Vicki Walker, minister of missions and outreach, or Glenn Simpson, 2017 Nicaragua mission team leader. RSVP for the informational session here.

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