By far the best highlight of any trip out to Ruby Ranch is when the GIANT slide down the side of the hill that opens in the afternoon! It is so much fun and such a cool thing to be able to do in a country that does not have water parks. Well…the slide has a hole, or two or maybe three after so many years of fun! Can you help fix the slide?
Repairing the slide is going to cost $2,800
Click here for info to donate by Check, using PayPal or through the National Christian Foundation (leave a note: “Ruby Ranch Slide”)
Looking forward to keeping future slippin’ and slidin’ at the Double R!!!
Don Horadio has been working at Ruby Ranch as part of the full time staff that maintains the Ranch year round for over seven years now…pretty much since the beginning of the ranch. His house had gone into disrepair and was starting to fall down….because God is huge, just last month he and his wife received a brand new home! Praise Jesus!
Krista’s uncle Allen has had the idea of traveling to Nicaragua with a team of his co-workers from the State of Florida for a number of years. They came last month with goal of building a home for a family in need. It turned into a perfect trip because on their trip they were the hands the built Don Horadio’s house!
God does amazing things big and small and this week was one of those big things!
Our amazing friend Hilary Snook was on the war path for Jesus this summer with her organization Mission 4 Nicaragua! For the last month teams, guests, and friends have visited Nicaragua with her to get their hands dirty doing God’s things down here and it has been awesome! In this picture she is with our new English teacher at Club Esperanza and Club Los Brasiles. Hilary spear headed the effort to get a consistent weekly teacher at our education centers, because being able to speak a second language is a HUGE advantage. Veronica started last month teaching all of our elementary level classes and because of generous donations we were able to provide text books and work books as well, Praise God!
The teams that came through were an awesome blessing in the different areas they worked. Laying sod and painting out in Los Brasiles was a big part of the work. But more importantly walking around in the barrio and visiting with friends they have made over the years was just as impactful! There was a whole lot of life and love walking around Los Brasiles this past month!
A really cool project that has been led by Hilary’s daughter AnnaBelle is raising donations to buy beds for families in Los Brasiles. She was impacted after visiting homes and realizing how common it is to be sleeping multiple kids to a bed, or sleeping on really old mattresses or in the worse situations the children having no bed at all and having to sleep on the floor. Not any more! Every trip another load of beds is delivered and assembled, I know Anna Belle (pictured below at Ruby Ranch) has a goal to get a new bed in every home. It is happening one at a time, amen!
As missionaries, an equal joy to seeing all of the impact on the communities we work in, is also getting to see God move in the lives of those who visit. We had some incredible times of prayer at Ms. Ruby’s old house down by La Chureca. It is amazing how God moves in our hearts when we take a few hours, turn on worship music and spend time in his presence in a little old house that a powerful woman of God used to live in! We even had a baptism in the pool back at the Buzbees!
We appreciate your continued prayers for our families and ministry down here in Nicaragua. Its been a lively summer so far and it isn’t over yet! 🙂
Chris & Krista Farrington
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