Shining the Light Ministries, our mission partner in Nicaragua, provides agriculture training and support to low income families in the area around Leon. Their focus is in three areas: Gardens, Poultry and Sewing.
Here is an excerpt from their latest newsletter:
EMPOWERMENT SATISFIES HUNGER
Greg Lentz, our associate director, recently spent two weeks in Nicaragua, working side by side with our staff, local pastors, and the communities where we minister. Below are some of his reflections from a day in the field.
Today I had the privilege of accompanying Pastor Alejandra Mendez as he evangelized in the Chacrasecas Community. In the community there are 42 houses with 3-4 families living in some of the homes. We spent time with church members that had not been attending or had been unable to attend worship services due to physical health.
Church membership at Asamulea de Dios (Assemblies of God), the church that Pastor Alejandra leads, began with about 17 Adults and 18Children. They have now increased to 48 Adults and 22 children. Pasto Alejandra has been having worship service 4 days a week.