This child is not Caucasian. Her light skin and blond hair are the result of malnutrition.
Our feeding ministry is literally saving her life.
lives in a simple home with her grandparents and four other children. As you walk into the house, chickens enter and exit as there are no doors to the home.
Recently, Jessica visited the hospital because she chopped her thumb off with a machete, cutting a coconut. Every day she walks a few kilometers down the street to eat meals as she has for the last two years. At seven years old, Jessica aspires to be a doctor.
Because of the local church in her community, Jessica has access to food every day. The church is the community center in this rural area in the South of Nicaragua. It is at the church where children are fed every day, where girls and moms learn life skills, and where everyone is welcome to hear about Jesus.
MISSION 2019: NICARAGUA
The St. Thomas' team arrived in Managua Sunday, August 6th, making their way to the west coast of the country where they visited with non-profits, businesses and churches in the region Monday through Wednesday. They then returned to Managua Thursday, where they visited an orphanage and worshiped with a local church partner, before returning home on Saturday.
Latest Report from our Sister Church in Nicaragua:
Iglesia de Dios de las Profecia
Shane Williams, STAC Creative Arts Director and half of duo Finnegan Bell, shares the magic of music with curious minds.
We brought paper and colored pencils with us, and this is what they made!
Our worship service after lunch on the first day.
More of our worship service after lunch on the first day
This single mother raises three children by baking bread in her home.
As many as 10 people live in this house.
Delivering food + supplies to a local family.
Our food mission in action! Feeding hungry children at our sister church in Managua, Nicaragua.
Shane Williams, Creative Arts Director + member of duo Finnegan Bell, leads musical worship at our sister church Iglesia de Dios de las Profecia.
The following is a letter we received from the ORPHANetwork's Communications:
Dear Church Partners,
It is an honor to share our semi-annual ministry update with you today. All of the amazing things happening for the children in Nicaragua are thanks to God and His movement through your church.
We are so thankful for all that we report to you and for the important role you play in this making these outcomes possible for 20,000 vulnerable and orphaned children in Nicaragua.
We hope you enjoy the update. May the Lord continue to bless your church and your lives for all you do for His children.
HELLO FROM ST THOMAS' ANGLICAN CHURCH
HELLO FROM NICARAGUA!
TO LEARN MORE, CONTACT TIM MAURER
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