June Newsletter

June 16, 2015 by Robin Vistnes


Nica News

June 2015

Looking at Our Results!

The numbers are in...

We have official data from Dr. Medina on teen pregnancies reported in the Ruben Dario for each month of the year since 2013 when we started. The numbers look good! There were 57 total reported pregnant teens in 2013 in this community, 37 in 2014, and the numbers are lower for the first half of  2015!!   We would like to see more classes taught, and more teens reached so we can continue to see these numbers trend downward.   

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Mother’s Day In Nicaragua

May 31 is Mother’s Day in Nicaragua.

Dr Medina had a great idea to buy cakes for the mentors to give to their mothers.  It allows the mentors to get together, and keep the parents involved in what Empower is doing.   

Also Dr. Medina had a gathering of some community leaders to celebrate Mother’s Day and to hear about the decreasing pregnancy rates that we are seeing in the Ruben Dario area where Empower is working.  Kids presented traditional dance, and Mother’s Day cakes. Our great friend and supporter, Dr. Octavia Perez  was present as well as representatives from other organizations.  We are so happy to share what Empower is doing in the community and to open up our doors so to speak to other missions and programs in the area.   

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On the ground...

The Nica team are still spreading their bounds far and wide.  They are planning to teach sessions in a community that is currently being supported by Independence Hill Baptist Church.  They hope to encourage several of the students there to become mentors themselves and hopefully begin classes out there too!  If we are to move to these further areas, we will either need to clone Silvia Matus, or she will need to hire an assistant.  We will need more monthly commitments for financial support.  If this speaks to your heart, please help us by donating finances and contact us if you want more information.   

Meanwhile here in the USA-

Thank you to the Board of Directors- having all of the board in attendance- even though it was via Skype.  There are some great minds and hearts in this board of directors.  We love getting together to hear what is going on with each of our areas of expertise.  


Thank you to the regular monthly donors that we can count on for consistent budgeting!  This is our greatest need at the moment!  Ongoing thanks to Chris Frances, Rhoda Thompson, Royce and Nancy Browder, our church donors, and many others!

prayer requests… That God will direct our paths,as so many doors begin to open

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