October 2017 eNews
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Christmas in Nicaragua
It's not too late to sign up for the 2017 Christmas Trip to Nicaragua December 2-9. Join us as we distribute thousands of toys to children who otherwise would have none and share the gift of Jesus. The cost is only $650 + airfare. Contact us today!

We Need Christmas Toys!
As we prepare to go back to Nicaragua the first week of Dec. to share the Christmas story throughout the barrios, we will also pass out some gifts to children. Last year it was a blessing to give out some Barbie dolls and hot wheel cars to these precious children. For the next few weeks we would ask you to consider bringing by our office new Barbie’s, dolls or other small gifts such as hot wheels.

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We're Growing!
Our Masaya campus in Nicaragua currently accommodates about 150 team members. Because of our tremendous growth over the past couple of years, God has allowed us to build 10 new rooms, a rancho for team meetings and a new kitchen! Construction will be completed in time for the 2018 season.
Have You Booked for 2018?
2017 has been a great year so far and next year is proving to be more so. We already have nearly 70 teams scheduled to have a Life-Changing Mission Experience sharing the love of Christ in Nicaragua in 2018. Call or email us today to schedule your team!

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Child Sponsorship
Thankful for Cornflakes
Alba is a single mom of three children in the El Timal community who found herself with no home, income and seemingly no hope. A team from View Church in SC provided a home, latrine, beds, electricity and sponsored her three children. Most importantly, they shared the Hope that comes through Jesus Christ. Recently, we visited this family to see how they were doing. They had just received their first food bags and were so excited....about Corn Flakes. Until now, they have never been able to afford it. Sponsorship provides food, basic medical care and weekly discipleship. Will you sponsor a child today?

Mission Team News
Philippi Baptist, SC
"What another wonderful week we had this year with the precious staff of Chosen Children’s Ministry! The Lord truly blessed our efforts in the barrios of El Timal and Mt. Sinai. Our VBS team saw several children come to Christ through the Bible studies. The medical team not only treated people’s physical needs with medicines as they went door-to-door, but also met people’s spiritual needs by presenting the gospel. Each morning, a marriage seminar was held at the church. It was truly a blessing to witness families be reconciled to one another and with Christ. 
Through our construction team’s work in Mt. Sinai, we were able to be a part of something special. They had the awesome opportunity to build a house for a family, and it was especially meaningful to watch the grandmother, mother, and three children walk into their new home for the first time. The grandmother thanked our group profusely and said she and others had been praying and fasting since January for a home. She then unashamedly offered up a song of praise to the Lord as we all looked on. It was a moment we will never forget!
Finally, words can never express how extraordinary the staff of CCM is. Their tireless efforts, care, and concern for us did not go unnoticed."

Brad Goodale, Pastor/Team Leader
Northcliffe Church, FL
"We built a house in Veronica Lacayo for Rafael and Jayilia . We evangelized and had 5 people come to Christ! Lots of amazing things were happening. We did the crucifixion, burial and resurrection lessons Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. We came across a lady named Karen who was very ill with diabetes and she actually looked like she was going into a coma. Liz, one of our team members spoke Spanish and also had a son who is 19 and had diabetes all his life so she knew exactly what was needed. Darwin took us to the pharmacy and we got her insulin and a test kit (that was definitely a God thing). By the next day she was able to sit up and her husband broke down sobbing as we prayed for them! God is just so amazing!"

Sandie D, Team Leader
Inman Mills Church, SC
"We had a wonderful time in Nicaragua, as we always do. We worked again with the Miracle of God church near Leon, and had a great time reconnecting with many of the same people that we have seen on previous trips. We served the community Mon-Wed visiting in the morning and then having women's studies, children's VBS, and baseball/softball camp in the afternoon. We were also able to complete a latrine for the pastor's house and provide a feeding for the community on Thursday. The first year working we had 0 new commitments to Christ, last year we had 1 person come to faith, and this year we had 2 trust Christ. So even though the harvest has been slow, we have been so thankful to be a part of the harvest. With each trip we have felt more welcomed by the community and that they have been more open to the Gospel.

We were particularly touched by one family where the teenage daughter, Johana, was in charge of her 5 younger brothers and sisters. Johana is a faithful member of the church, but faces many challenges in her home life. Her home is in terrible disrepair and we would like to help provide the means for her to get either home repairs or a new home.

Thank you again for all the CCM staff do for the Kingdom. Thank you for enabling and equipping us to share in that work!"

R.P., Team Leader
Eastside Baptist, SC
"Thanks so much for affording our group from Eastside the opportunity to work for a week in Nicaragua. Monday we went to Square 91 and started our week of work. After introductions with Pastor Victor, we split and had one group walking the village to promote VBS while another group started house construction. Tuesday we found our home in Renacer. All I can say is praise God His plan is so much better than ours! We back-filled a load of dirt around the church to help with water flow and conducted our second VBS. The story for the day was Joseph in the house of Potiphar. We painted and played games with the people. Bonds began occurring immediately between Eastside and the church there. As we left I prayed, thanking God for the day and asking that He allow us to continue to work with these wonderful people. Wednesday we conducted a clinic where we distributed reading glasses to adults and sunglasses to children. By my count we distributed approximately 70 pairs of reading glasses to adults with the aid of Pastor Orlando. The crowd for VBS increased as we told the story of Joseph interpreting dreams. More games and crafts for children and adults. Relationships grow. 
Thursday was our final day in Renacer. It was a very emotional day as we felt we had just started a work in the area God had chosen and we longed to get to continue. We decided to distribute rice and beans to each family under the direction of Pastor Orlando since a number are only eating a single meal a day. God multiplied exponentially and so much more happened! I had planned on Eastside working in Square 91 but God had a different plan in a different place. We all left a part of ourselves with the people in Renacer."

Phillip B., Team Leader
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