Friday, March 16, 2012

Our Partner Church in Nicaragua

Here at Gaylord E-Free Church we have the privilege of partnering with the Verbo Sur Church in Managua, Nicaragua. What a thrill it is to be part of meeting poor children in Nicaragua right where they are at and helping to move them to where God wants them to be. Below is wonderful letter I received just yesterday from the Pastor of our partner church:

Dear Brother Scott,

My name is Heyler Rodriquez and my wife is Lorenzana Cruz de Rodriguez.

We have three children, Raquel, Virginia, and Jairo and 5 grandchildren in total.

Since 2001 we have been pastoring the Verbo Sur Church which is located in a neighborhood called ‘Colinas del Memorial Sandino’ which is in the southern part of the capital city of Managua.

The church is in a very poor community where there is much need and many children and adolescents at high risk. This was the principal reason for us establishing a church in this community.

The church has about 80 adult members and 200 children who arrive both to our feeding program that’s offered Monday through Friday and to Sunday School. We also have 15 children in the Child Development Center (that is financed thanks to donations from Gaylord Church).

Twice a year we offer medical attention to the 200 children and we also help provide the necessary medications.

It is a good group of children and from the parents of these children we are also seeing fruit. During the month of February we were blessed to have 11 adolescents and 3 adults give their lives to Christ. Those 13 have now been baptized.

We have been doing some remodeling of the church with the goal of providing a better location within the church for our 15 children in the CDC.

We thank God for each of you and that our churches have entered into a partnership. We pray that we would be able to spread the kingdom of God to our community in the best way possible.


Pastor Jairo

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