Hello from Nicaragua. We live down here and work with Open Hearts International Children’s Relief Mission. Open Hearts was started by Krista’s family (the Buzbees) here in Nicaragua in 1997 just before Hurricane Mitch hit. We moved here permanently in 2005 to work full time with Open Hearts after finishing seminary in San Francisco at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.
We hope to post things occasionally to keep everyone updated on what is going on with our family and with Open Hearts Ministries. We hope you will be encouraged and ask that you would continually pray for the things that God is doing here and for our family. Many thanks!
Chris & Krista Farrington
If you would like to support us financially please click here….we live on faith that the Lord will provide through the generosity of others, we are very thankful for everyone’s 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, the church Krista grew up in, is our sending church and an instrumental part of our ongoing ministry here. Chris is from Miami, Florida and grew up as part of University Baptist Church (now Christ Journey Church) in Coral Gables, FL. Christ Journey is a continuous and strong supporter of our ministry here in Nicaragua as well. 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. His purpose being to see “His kingdom come and His will be done.” No matter what activity we are involved with, 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!
This is a picture of the entire Buzbee family. We are all involved in ministry with Open Hearts here in Nicaragua. Shirley Pipitone (“Gigi”…our children’s maternal great grandmother), Michael & Sue Buzbee, Elizabeth & Chris Barber, Coburn, Melissa, Cobbie & Adelyn Murray, Brinson Buzbee, Moses, Hazel, Hope, Johanna, Yolanda, and Timo Buzbee. We appreciate and are blessed by your prayers and support!