Hello from Nicaragua. We live down here in Central America and work with Open Hearts Ministries. Open Hearts was started by Krista’s family (the Buzbees) in Nicaragua in 1997 just before Hurricane Mitch’s devastation. We moved down permanently in 2005 to work full time with Open Hearts after finishing a Masters degree in Divinity at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in San Francisco.
We plan to post stories occasionally to keep family and friends updated on what is going on with our family and with Open Hearts Ministries. We hope you will be encouraged by what you read and we ask that you would continually pray for the things that God is doing here. Many thanks!
Christopher & Krista Farrington
If you would like to support us financially please click here….we live with the faith that the Lord will provide for our needs and the needs of our continued ministries through the generosity of others. We are very thankful for your help!
Our Family: We were married January 11th, 2003. Krista was born in Tallahassee, FL and lived with her family in Colombia before they moved to Nicaragua in 1997 to start Open Hearts. Trinity Community Church is the church Krista grew up in and that sent the Buzbees on the mission field. Chris is from Miami, Florida and grew up as part of Christ Journey Church (formerly University Baptist) in Coral Gables, FL. Christ Journey is our church family and they are a strong and continuous supporter of our ministry here in Nicaragua, as well an incredible support to our family. We have four children; Aliyah Kathryn is our first child born in 2005, followed by Mason Christopher in 2007, Isabella Susan in 2009, and Juliette Krista in 2012. They were all born here in Nicaragua.
Our Beliefs: We are dedicated followers of Jesus Christ. The only reason we are in Nicaragua is because we feel called by God to do His purposes here. That purpose being to see “His kingdom come and His will be done” (The Lord’s Prayer – Matthew 6). No matter what activity we are involved in; be it feeding the hungry, preaching the Gospel, clothing and caring for the neglected, supporting local churches, working with local athletes, medical missions, it is all done with the sole purpose of glorifying the name of Jesus Christ. We are Christians and we prayerfully seek God’s guidance in all the things we do here in Nicaragua. God is steering the boat and we are on board. With all of our gifts and flaws, we are just trying to hold on for the ride. It is a great ride to be on!
Pictured below is the Buzbee family (cerca 2016). All are involved in ministry with Open Hearts here in Nicaragua in one form or another. Shirley Pipitone (Our children’s maternal great grandmother who they call “Gigi”), Michael & Sue Buzbee, Elizabeth & Chris Barber, Coburn, Melissa, Cobbie, Adelyn & Lilah Murray, Brinson Buzbee, Moses, Hazel, Hope, Johanna, Yolanda, and Timo Buzbee. We appreciate and are blessed by your prayers and support!