April Newsletter

April 1, 2015 by Jill Vickers

 

Nica News

April 2015


A MONTH OF TRAVEL…

Centerpoint Fellowship- Prattville Alabama


Thank you to Neil Mercer and the missions committee members at Centerpoint Fellowship church in Prattville, AL.  Jill and I were able to present to them at their monthly meeting and share Empower, C-IT and the concepts of Toxic Charity.  They were very kind to allow us to share our passion.  We hope to work with Centerpoint in the future and develop a long term partnership.

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C-IT and Empower reaching out


Mario and Rydder were able to visit the USA again in March to communicate with Independence Hill Baptist Church, who they have been working with in a community close to Ruben Dario.  They were able to put us in touch with the missions committee there and we had a special presentation and Q&A time with the church.  There was a lot of interest and may be some upcoming opportunities to share Empower in this community!  Thank you to all those involved, and to our lovely hosts for the night.  


The following weekend, we traveled to Wetumpka, AL where we had a lovely lunch meeting prepared by Rev. Jonathan Yarboro of First Pres. in Wetumpka. We met  Rev. Elizabeth O’Neill of Immanuel Pres. Church in Montgomery, and Rev. Emmett Johnson of Gateway Ministries in Millbrook, and his wife Deborah. The four of us were able to share Empower, C-IT, and the concepts of Toxic Charity. Great discussions and collaborations took place! They were very interested and I am certain we will be working together in the future!  





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On the ground...

The Nica Empower team never cease to amaze us.  They are moving into remote areas and into public and private schools.  The kids they teach are loving the program, and they are reaching 100+ students a month! Thank you Silvia and Dr. Medina, Perillas and the countless others that it takes to move these mentors around!  And thank you to the mentors who are doing the hard work to reach all these kids!

“Synergizing” with Dr. Robert Lupton

Jill and I had the pleasure of meeting with Dr. Lupton once again to pick his brain about fundraising opportunities and non toxic trips to Nicaragua hosted by C-IT and Empower.  We were all able to brainstorm and feel we may be on verge of some pretty interesting  opportunities.  In his words, “...paradigm shifting and best practices in missions”.  More to come….

Thank you to the regular monthly donors that we can count on for consistent budgeting!  This is our greatest need at the moment! A special thank you to Jim and Jeanne Sayre for their very generous donation.

prayer requests…

Our prayer requests this month are for sustainability.  We thank God for his continued faithfulness in funding the program.  We know that God is in control and our prayer is that our eyes are opened to opportunities and open doors that God puts in front of us.    


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