Our mission is found very clearly in Matt 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Our goal is to reach as many people as possible with the good news of Jesus Christ in the short time he has given us on this earth. Since we call ourselves Christians, we believe that what we do, how we act, and what we say will have an affect on how people see God as. So we strive to live a selfless life, so that the Holy Spirit of God can live and flow through us, and the people we come in contact with will know that there is a God, and be drawn to Him through the Holy Spirit and our testimony.
This past June the Lord has called us to move to the remote parts of Nicaragua, out in the rain forest with the Miskito Indian tribes. These people are desperately searching for the favor of God. The Spirit of God has revealed to them that there native religion, (which is a mixture of Catholicism and Voodoo) is not sufficient to bring them Gods peace and blessings. So the village chiefs got together and prayed that the Great Spirit would sent someone to tell them what He requires of them, for His blessings to be on them. So the Lord called us by His Spirit and His Word, to go and tell them the Good News about salvation in Jesus Christ, and show them His Love.
They are having a serious problem with their children dying from malnutrition and diseases that plague them because of dirty drinking water and lack of enough food. There are also many parents who die, leaving their children to fend for themselves, or be taken in by a relative who can’t even feed his/her own family, so they usually end up seriously neglected and abused. Most of the rain forest in this area has been cut by big logging companies, so the food source they have relied on for hundreds of years is gone. Therefore we are also planning to teach them how to raise food for their families though agriculture.
We plan to build a children’s home to take care of the orphans and children with no provider, because there are so many in harms way. Hopefully we can also start some feeding centers further up and down the Coco River as resources allow. There are more then 120 Miskito villages in the Miskito Indian Territory, and many of these are open for us to come teach them about Jesus, and help them learn how they can feed their families.
What makes this even more challenging is the fact that almost all of these villages have no road access, only foot trails and the river. Our ministry and children’s home will be up the river from Waspam about six hours by boat, to some of the poorest areas. This is the area where in bad years they will cut strips of bark off of a certain kind of tree to chew on, and give to their hungry children. Even though this bark has no feeding value, it does numb the hunger pains and allows them to sleep.