MAY 2018 eNews
"Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding." Jeremiah 3:15
Did you know that Church Planting is the core of our ministry in Nicaragua? We start by meeting people in a barrio community, building relationships, identifying a pastor from our Pacific Bible Institute and ultimately securing a plot of land where we drill a fresh water well. A humble structure is built and eventually short-term mission teams come to serve alongside our pastor through home building, discipleship, evangelism and much more. They develop long-term relationships where the church becomes the center of the community. Our pastors are on the front lines working hard under difficult circumstances leading families to Christ, discipling and hosting short-term mission teams from the U.S.

We have more than 20 active churches and pastors that need your prayers and support to continue their work!
Pastor Victor & Blanca Morales
Arca de Noé Church, Square 91
Family:   Blanca (spouse), José Luis (28), Eduardo (24), Iveth (21), Meyling (19), Gabriel (12)

Struggles & challenges:  Strength and wisdom as some in the community talk about them in disparaging ways

Prayer Requests:  Spiritual growth, unity, wisdom and health

Worship Services:  Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday - 22 adults and 23 children
Will you, your church or Bible class help us support these families?  

Your one-time or monthly gift helps equip our Pastors with the resources to fulfill their mission of reaching their community with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Crosspoint City Church, GA
We love to see videos that teams produce when they return from their mission trip. This one from Brian Wetherholt of Crosspoint City Church is no exception. This video captures the heart of their team of 27 students and leaders. Enjoy!
A team from Philippi Baptist in SC just returned from an incredible week of ministry. The first three days were filled with worship, teaching, door to door evangelism, home repairs, and VBS for kids in the El Timal community. The next few days they welcomed our pastors and their families to our campus in Masaya for times of Bible study, music, food, giving of gifts, fun and games, a medical clinic and a special time of retreat at a resort on Lake Nicaragua.

Here is Pastor Brad Goodale:

"Words cannot describe my emotions this morning as I get ready to leave Nicaragua. It has been an honor and a privilege to love on the finest men and women of Nicaragua. Also, to serve with nine other people who did whatever was asked of them at any time in order to love and serve these Pastors and their Wives. All week I told the Pastors and Wives how beautiful their feet were, and today I want to say to everyone who played a part in helping us get here, 'How beautiful are your feet!' I am a blessed pastor to have so many who are willing to give and go to spread the Gospel to Nicaragua! I love each of you more than you know!"
Brand new for CCM are medical teams from the new PA Medical School from North Greenville University. They have a series of trips scheduled to provided documented, long-term medical care in our communities. This first trip was a great experience as they provided ultrasounds, joint injections, fluoride treatment for kids, vision, occupational health, public health, and medical stations serving the families of Square 91 and El Timal.
For more than five years, Berea First Baptist has been sending teams to minister with us in Nicaragua. This year they worked in the El Timal and Mt. Sinai communities. Here is team leader and Associate Pastor Michael Hodge:

"It’s always exciting to join with Berea First Baptist team members sharing Christ in the communities around Nicaragua. 3 TRUSTED IN CHRIST today for the very first time! We praise God for their salvation. Another recommitted his life to Christ and lots of other Gospel conversations happened. We partner with Chosen Children Ministries here in Nicaragua...and thankful for the work they’re doing here all year round."
It's year four for our good friends at First Baptist Peachtree City in GA. This team of 17 students and leaders worked in the Miracle of God community out of our Leon Campus. What a great blessing to see many lives changed! Here's a great video from our friend Scott Sandahl!