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
Here we are approaching the end of February and today I realized we never blogged about the first day of school! There was so much anticipation and we had all of the rushing around getting things ready, purchasing desks, all the “little projects“, etc etc… Today I was looking back at my phone and found this fun picture from the first day of school! We did do a Facebook Live video the first day which you can view by clicking here on The Facebook…
What better way to share about the first day of school than to do it in pictures! We were down at the club with our families on the first day to celebrate all of the fun. Thank you to Kristen Ohran for capturing so many awesome moments with all of the cute kiddos! It was a day of excitement and of course a few crying preschoolers being dropped off for the first time… Read More
We want to introduce you to Samael and Elery. As this year started we had a visitor come to the gate asking to speak with Don Michael (Krista’s dad). It was a mother asking for help. She was desperate and was not able to care for her two sons anymore. The situation in Nicaragua has made life impossible for her. She could not even feed her boys and she asked if there was any way that we could take them. It is incredibly sad that this type of situation even exists, but we know the Lord has Casa Robles in existence for these types of moments. So, Mr. B met with her down by the gate, prayed with her and told her about Casa Robles. The next week they met with Mama Angelica and Papa Yuri and we felt the Lord giving the green light. These boys needed a refuge, right now.
Angelica and Yuri made the trip two hours North to a very rural town called Chongo and came back with Samael and Elery. Their living condition was very Read More