Well, a lot has been happening since we last posted. January and February are very busy times for us but we are now catching our breath and looking forward to what is to come.
A lot of the ministry we are doing and are going to do is focused around training. The motto of the ministry is to “preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and train others to do the same” and now more than ever we are working hard to train others to reach the World for Jesus.
We completed our third Missionary Training School this past weekend. So far, we have had a total of 102 students go through this school from all across Nicaragua. They receive training on the Bible, their personal walk with the Lord, how to win the lost, and much, much more. We have also had about 10 of those students join Way of the Cross Nicaragua full time. We will soon begin a mission to go throughout Nicaragua to train up churches and congregations to win the lost as well as other things that will encourage and build the churches of Nicaragua.
Of course a lot of the training and ministry that happens occurs within our own home. Our four kids are growing and healthy and doing very well in school. We have especially loved the curriculum we are using this year and I love to overhear my kids sharing the word of God and the things they learn from school with anyone who will listen.
Since it has been a while since we last posted I am giving you a picture update to get you caught up on all the fun we have been having…simply click the picture to read the full caption. Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we go into our second year living and ministering here in Nicaragua.
(More updates on our housing projects, crusade to the mountains, and Kids Camp coming soon!)
During Med-Fest the girls and I ran a children’s ministry room. We took kids 30 at a time and did a Bible Story, a craft and/or a game with them. Here we are making a cross with chalk.
Here we did a craft that went with the story of Daniel in the Lion’s den. The kids loved it!
We made baskets with “loaves and fish” during Med-Fest.
Paige painting nails at our Big Event during the Missionary Training School
Olivia helping to find the best prizes at our children’s ministry room during Med-Fest.
Emma likes to help with whatever is going on, even if she is just carrying some balls.
Teaching our Bible Study kids about prayer while making prayer journals.
The kids got dressed up for the Missionary Training School graduation!
Everywhere we go we are surrounded by God’s beauty. This was on one of our outreaches with the Missionary Training Students.
We celebrated our 11th anniversary!
Every week the kids at the Bible study are encouraged to memorize a verse for the next week. We recently held a contest to see who could remember the most verses. The top 4 received story Bibles as prizes.
Phillip passing out donuts to the kids.
We bring a special treat for the kids every Saturday, but this time was extra special…donuts!
We taught on worship during a Bible study and the kids LOVED playing the instruments. We bring the instruments every Saturday now and the kids take turn playing them.
Logan loves to say “hola” and “Dios le bendiga”….you just need to make sure to wipe the microphone off after he is finished.
Daddy and the kids having a blast. Mom yelling that everyone please pay attention to where they are stepping.
Exploring some of beautiful Nicaragua!
Say cheese…or roar…
Family adventures in the Nicaraguan rain forest!
Paige sharing the EvangeCube with our translator Marcos and one of our students, Ashley.