- SAVE THE DATE -
NICARAGUA FUNDRAISER &
FAMILY REUNION!
Compassionate, Generous, Trustworthy, Genuine, Giving.
These are the words we use to describe our CCM family.

Because you are family, we decided to bring many of our Nicaraguan staff including Guillermo, Carlos, Roger, Jorge, and Bill 
to a city near you for a Family Reunion and Fundraiser!
 
Now more than ever, children and families in Nicaragua desperately need your help. Food is scarce, people are discouraged and fearful. They need physical help and the Hope of Jesus Christ, but we can’t do this without YOU. Make your plans to attend, pray and be prepared to give generously!

HURRY - TICKETS ARE GOING FAST!!
Thurs. October 18th
First Baptist North Spartanburg
Spartanburg, SC
6:00pm
Sun. October 21st
Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
Marietta, GA
6:00pm
Tues. October 23rd
Thompson Station Church
Thompson Station, TN
6:00pm
Sat. October 27th
Thrive Church
Richmond, VA
6:00pm
TEAM ARE RETURNING TO NICARAGUA!
"The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." Matt. 9:37-38
"Brothers and sisters. Greetings to all! The missionary work is now needed more than ever in Nicaragua. Those of you who have been here before, have seen the level of poverty in the different communities. After the political crisis, poverty has increased even more. Only strong Believers like you can have the conviction to continue to advance the flow of the Gospel in a third world country like Nicaragua. I want you to know that the unrest on the streets is gone and it is safe to travel to the Barrios back and forth. On top of that, the doughnuts from the bakery in Masaya are hot every Tuesday morning, which helps in order to have good times during the mission! The hearts are ready for the Gospel and for guidance from people who know that the answer for tough times in life is only found in Jesus. This reminds me of the words of our Lord " the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few". We are praying for God to send back those workers to go into the harvest. I invite you to be one of them. We need your team to signup for 2019. The children are counting on you. I am really looking forward to seeing you. Many blessings." Guillermo Morales, Nicaragua National Director.

Contact our office today to schedule your 2019 Mission Experience: 864-599-0067 or shawna@ccm.life
MISSION TRIP FAQ'S
IS IT SAFE?
Absolutely! In no way do we diminish the reality of the conflict this past spring and summer - it was real and heartbreaking. Nicaragua has a long way to go politically, but life is back to normal for us. Our leadership from the U.S. and several teams have come down to serve over the past few weeks with no issues at all. Travel to and from the barrios is worry free including through Managua.

HOW MANY TRIPS HAVE YOUR STAFF AND VISITING TEAMS TAKEN TO BARRIOS THIS SUMMER AND FALL?
More than 60 visits to build homes, latrines, Bible studies, VBS, water wells and more.

DO YOU HAVE ANY MISSION TEAMS FOR THE REST OF THIS YEAR?
YES!! We're so excited to have teams the end of September, the first two weeks of October, two teams in November and our annual Christmas trip in Dec. ( www.ccm.life/christmas-2018)

WHAT ABOUT MASAYA?
The city of Masaya experienced a period of civil unrest this past summer, but if you drive through the streets today you'll find children and families walking the streets, businesses, restaurants (including TipTop and Papa Johns!) and markets are open including the new mall in Masaya!

WHAT ABOUT HEALTHCARE?
Hospitals and clinics are open as normal.

IS THE U.S. EMBASSY OPEN?
Yes. It was not fully closed and we are happy to say that personnel, family and diplomats have returned to the U.S. Embassy in Managua.

WHAT ABOUT TRAVEL ADVISORIES?
Government issued travel advisories for many countries are typically evaluated every few months and don't always depict the reality on the ground. Many countries, including Honduras, Haiti and Guatemala have similar advisories in place.

WHAT ABOUT NEWS REPORTS?
When the unrest began there were virtually no news reports. Now that things have returned to normal for us, you will find a few reports from various outlets. Many of those reports are old and don’t reflect the current reality. The struggle in Nicaragua has moved largely from Civil Unrest to Political Maneuvering.

IS THE AIRPORT OPEN?
Yes. We have experienced no issues.

ARE KIDS IN SCHOOL?
Yes, they are!

ARE STREET VENDORS WORKING THE STREETS?
Yes!

WHAT PERCENTAGE OF BUSINESSES & RESTAURANTS ARE OPEN?
More than 95%. Grocery stores are fully stocked and gas stations are open.

ARE THERE ANY ROADBLOCKS ON THE HIGHWAYS?
None.

IS THERE HEAVY POLICE PRESENCE?
No. They are located in the cities and streets as usual.

If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact us at 864-599-0067 or hey@ccm.life
TEAM NEWS
Recently, we had a great team from Virginia and South Carolina come together to serve the people in one of our new communities - San Gabriel. They encountered dozens of children and families so excited to see a team from U.S. as they held VBS, ladies Bible studies, door-to-door evangelism and spent time just loving and encouraging them. Additionally, the team built our new church which started as four branches with a rusty tin roof. By the end of the week the new church was ready for the dedication as people came from all over in the rain and mud to worship the Lord!

We're looking forward to our upcoming teams in Sept, Oct, Nov and December. IT IS SO GOOD TO HAVE TEAMS COMING BACK!
2018 CHRISTMAS MISSION TRIP!
Many parents in Nicaragua cannot afford Christmas gifts for their children. Our Christmas team distributes thousands of gifts while sharing the most important gift of all: The birth of our Savior Jesus Christ! You can make a tremendous difference in lives of Nicaraguan families and return home with a new prospective on life.

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