September 2017 eNews!
We want to take a moment to say how thankful we are for your support of CCM. This has been the best summer yet with 28 teams and nearly 600 people just in June, July and August coming to serve in Nicaragua! We still have several hundred more coming to serve the rest of the year. As we celebrate Labor Day here in the U.S., we remember the families in Nicaragua who toil and labor each to take care of their families. Let's continue to pray for God's provision and blessings. More than anything, let's pray the seeds that were planted in their hearts will grow and the harvest will be plentiful!
"I Love You Like a Mom"

Gema is a Nicaraguan girl who was greatly impacted by Manda, a short-term missionary with CCM who shared the love of Christ during their week in the Paradise Community. We were able to deliver a gift from Manda to Gema on her birthday.

Get your tissues out for this one!
C-Gen Youth Activity Center

Teams have been hard at work this summer on our new youth center at the Leon Campus. The youth building and concrete floor of the basketball court is complete. We have yet to finish the covering over the court and the soccer field. You can learn more and donate to the C-Gen Youth Ministry at https://www.ccm.life/youth.
2018 Mission Teams

Have you signed up for your 2018 Mission Experience? We already have more than 55 teams signed up for next year and some months are completely booked, but there is still room for you! Don't wait!
Contact shawna@chosenchildrenministries.org or 864-599-0067.
A First-Time Team

Daniel McGaha, the student pastor at Rice Memorial Church in SC, led a first time team of students and leaders to build a home, provide VBS and much more. Daniel shares the impact of CCM on his team and in the second video, we hear from a dear lady who now has a home thanks to the team!
Team News
Saluda Baptist Church, SC
At the beginning of 2017, God chose His team to minister in Nicaragua. On June 18, 2017, His team of 33 excited young people and adults left the United States to minister in Nicaragua.  This was the first mission trip for some and most had never visited a third-world country.

The team, led by CCM Board Chairman Bill Whitfield and his wife Carol, hit the ground running on Monday morning and because of the generosity of their friends at Saluda Baptist Church, they were able to provide 80 yellow bags in Pastor Rito’s and Pastor Pascual’s churches in Leon and in Pastor Bill Silva’s church in El Timal. The parents and children were charged to take advantage of the opportunity to attend school, but more importantly we encourage them to come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. The students on the team presented Vacation Bible School skits at each of three churches. The kids loved the costumes used in “The Good Samaritan” and “Jesus Feeds the 5,000”. After the VBS, they served Pecos, Kool-Aid and Goldfish!

They held church services and fed hundreds of children and adults in the El Timal Community. More than 50 children attended a youth sports camp while 75 ladies attended Bible studies. A dentist and two nurses saw dozens of children and adults providing prescriptions, wellness checks, tooth extractions, cleanings, dental hygiene bags and more. The team also built a home for a sweet family in Square 91 and provided funds to drill a well!

A church service and feeding was held at the Masaya dump for approximately 65 men and women. Each person received a hygiene bag and all had an opportunity to see our two nurses. We also met Pastor Moses, whose church is using the dump as an outreach ministry. Our team walked down the muddy road to see his church. We prayed with him and left Bibles and teaching materials to use with his congregation.
Dave Walton Ministries, SC
Dave Walton, an evangelist from South Carolina led a team of 18 to minister to families and children during the day and conduct a crusade for thousands at night in the El Timal community.

The team walked the streets sharing the love of Christ, continued construction on a Sunday School classroom for our church in Square 91, provided Vacation Bible School and pinata's for children in several of our churches, funded the construction of a home for single mom of three children and much more.
During the crusade, God's word was preached and many hurting people were prayed over and many came to know Christ as their Savior. Team members, including students also had opportunity to share their testimony. The last night concluded with a mass feeding of hundreds who waited in line to receive a hot meal and even ice cream!
Clearwater Community, FL
"What an amazing trip we had. We can’t express enough how wonderful Chosen Children’s staff and translators are.

Throughout our week there we gave out many toiletry items to the people of Paradise. We prayed with many people for their needs, shared the gospel, had so much fun sharing VBS with the kids, and rebuilt Pastor Oscar’s house.  Brandon, Sammy and many others were busy sweating the mornings away to get this task done.  

Another team member got the women of the area together to share their stories and burdens together and Kim shared her testimony with the ladies and it was impactful to see God work through them. 

During our team there we met a precious little girl named Kelly. She is 18 months old and has hydrocephalus. She cannot sit up or stand by herself.  The team chipped in to get her a pack and play to make her more comfortable and we are so grateful to God for his prompting.

There were so many wonderful things that happened this past week and I wish I could share them all, but it would take too long. This trip will have a lasting impact in our hearts and hopefully in Paradise too! Pastor Oscar and his wife were so grateful for the time spent with their community, you could see it n their faces!" Pam T., Team Leader.
Images from Teams
Polydeck Screen Corp, SC
Kids fed at Mt. Zion School
New construction of kitchen for Nancy
Crossroads Community, VA
Team with family and their new home
Students love to meet other teens
First North Church, SC
Emily shares Christ with children
Team goes door-to-door
Etowah Church, NC
Mom hugs her daughter overcome with emotion
Performing a marriage ceremony