Our team just returned from our Nicaragua Spring Break Mission Trip, and I am still growing from the experiences we were able to have there. I deeply cherish the new perspective I carry, appreciating the prosperity and blessedness of what I have that so many others do not. Since returning, I’ve prayerfully found more moments of joyfulness, gratitude, and humility in my days.
We befriended people who live in tarps and metal boxes, within the confines of a city dump. We walked through “houses” of dirt floors and single rooms for an entire family to share. We sang in Spanish alongside brothers and sisters in Christ who know and worship the same God we know, celebrating the unity of our faith and the global mission of Christ.
The things we did while in Nicaragua were simple, but their impact was deeply profound. We sent out teams to do street evangelism, neighborhood fiestas, vacation bible schools, and to serve in feeding centers. Each of these endeavors afforded us the chance to step into relationship with people all across Leon and the surrounding villages, and to proclaim the powerful message of the gospel.
As a student associate, my heart was incredibly encouraged by witnessing each of our students on this trip leading someone to Christ. From the first point of contact they initiated the conversation, built a connection, introduced the gospel, gave the invitation, prayed with their new brother/sister in Christ and presented them with a bible and how to get connected to a local Nicaraguan church. 435 people on this trip surrendered their life to Christ this week. Praise God!
There is a rich harvest in Nicaragua, as there is here, and I pray we continue to live out the calling of mission on our lives to spread the good news of what Christ has done!
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