Don Julio is the uncle of one of our students and a part of a family we have served at Club Esperanza for the last five years. He has a debilitating illness that has left him wheelchair bound. There is a dignity to being mobile and Don Julio has been suffering for months. He had to borrow a children’s wheelchair to come to a clinic at the Club last weekend. We would like to help buy him a wheelchair!!! Would you be willing to help? A new adult wheelchair will cost $250.
Thank you so much for continuing to support Club Esperanza!!! Helping friends like Don Julio is something that we do under our program at the Club called “Juntos Para Inclusion” where we assist families that have members with disabilities and special needs. Teacher Henriette who herself is the mother of a son with special needs founded this program a few years ago. It has been a huge help to the families and we have even done some fun things like “Night to Shine” Prom a couple of years ago.
There have been some pretty awesome things that we have been able to accomplish with your help over the years. Jason who you see pictured with Teacher Henriette last year recently received a brand new sophisticated wheelchair that cost nearly $1,000. Just last year he was in a makeshift chair made from a pool chair (as you see in the picture), but now he has a high quality chair that makes life easier for both Jason and his mom! God has placed us here to serve, there are needs that present themselves daily, and together we are the Lord’s hands and feet to serve his children’s needs! Amen.
We have a number of monthly needs in the program as well. We serve a group of about 15 families and there are needs like diapers, formula, ensure, monthly meds, etc… If you would like to make a donation for any of the below items it would be awesome!
Thank you! Please keep praying for God to move here in Nicaragua!!!
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God Bless from Nicaragua! – Chris & Krista Farrington
Happy Easter to everyone…the greatest day in history…Jesus is Alive! The resurrection of Jesus Christ is our victory over sin and death, it is the promise of eternal life, it is what moved the Apostle Paul to quote Hosea when he wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:55 “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” We can look at death without fear because of Jesus’ resurrection. Even today artists sing and write in beautiful ways capturing the significance of Jesus’ resurrection. I love this song I heard for the first time this year by Corey Voss, it is called Praise the King. We hope sharing the lyrics here encourages you today and draws you closer to God. Happy Easter!
There’s a reason why the curse of sin is broken
There’s a reason why the darkness runs from light
There’s a reason why we stand here now forgiven
Jesus is alive Read More
I just had a phone call with Pastor Earl who is the National Director of Verbo Church and the regional covering over Pastor Victor in Walakitang. It sounds like there is an “outbreak” of the Crazy Sickness again in Walakitang and it has been going on for almost two weeks now. The possessed people have been terrorizing the community and have once again ripped the wooden walls down at the church. There was apparently a day where things were down to only three people possessed and Victor felt like it was passing by, but then the next day it had multiplied again.
“Pray against the ‘Crazy Sickness’ and that the person bringing this the evil into Walakitang to be revealed TODAY!”
Victor has been fasting for 11 days and Earl feels like the weight of all the Spiritual darkness is burdening him heavily. Read More
This past week was focused on the spiritual formation of all of the children the Lord has put into our hands at Club Esperanza. The Bible verse for the week was Colossians 1:16 “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him”. Even at their young ages we want to encourage all of them in the things of God. We want them to know they are created by God, they are loved by God, and that God has a special purpose for each of their lives.
Will you please join us in praying for all of them at least once a week. We want to see all of God’s good things in their lives…so we ASK God for that! Amen. Read More
Last year we changed some of the way we delivered resources to Walakitang to make life easier on Pastor Victor and his family with the idea of him having to make less frequent visits all the way to Managua (It is a rough three day trip in both directions). It has worked well but on the down side I haven’t had the chance to meet personally with Victor for a while. So when he called earlier this week I was excited to go spend some time with him.
Sadly his circumstances for being in Managua were because his younger brother had recently had an operation for a brain tumor in Managua and unexpectedly passed away in recovery in the ICU. Read More
As this school year started for our family, part of the curriculum that Krista is doing includes a daily one year bible reading schedule. We chose the “highlights” version of the plan that would allow us to read one chapter a day. So we have all been doing that together, but individually.
Have you ever read Genesis? Not for kids.
Oh my goodness, as I am reading through the first twenty chapters there is all kinds of things I am sure our kids are reading wide eyed wondering what in the world is that! Noah’s ark includes everyone dying, drunkenness and nudity. Abram sleeps with his servant at his wife’s request to bear them a child. Later Abraham sends servant and child away to wander in the desert where Ishmael is left to die alone in the sun. Abram tells a foreign king his wife is his sister, so the King takes her as his wife…until he finds out that he has taken another man’s wife. Angels visit Sodom and Gomorrah and the men there visit Lot’s house because they want to have sex with the visitors. Lot offers his two virgin daughters instead. Later as God is destroying that town, Lot’s wife looks back and is turned to a pillar of salt. And a little later incest and the birth the Amorites and Moabites. Abraham lays his son Isaac on the alter to sacrifice him…
This is God’s Story? Yes this is God’s story…As I was reading those stories the other morning I realized something.
I came to Jesus with a pretense of a perfect life. That pretense lasted as long Read More