Choosing the Path

September Update – Choosing the Path

Which path shall I take? – In this calling that God put in our hearts, we recently struggled with whether or not, when, and how we are to visit Nicaragua in the face of the current political crisis. Questions arise such as: Will I be safe? What about my kids if something should happen to me? and What if … (fill in the blanks)?
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We prayed and then God gave us the wisdom during a recent visit from our full-time missionary friends from the Beauty for Ashes project. Our eyes were opened wide that we needed to choose a path of obedience. The questions then changed to: How could we not fol

low in Jesus’ footsteps and walk in love, forgiveness, mercy & peace? How could we not trust in Him? As a result, the decision was made for Rochelle to visit Nicaragua from October 23 – November 1, 2018.

Finally, here’s what’s happened since the August update and what’s planned for the upcoming weeks:
  • Hygiene Drive (see below)
  • English Classes grow (see below)
  • Feeding Project — we plan to conduct another food distribution in the coming weeks. So far, your support has impacted 60+ families in four (4) towns. Financial support is most needed for this initiative. Any gift amount will make a huge impact.

Hygiene Drive
Thank you to First United Methodist Church Cocoa Beach for partnering with us from October 7 through October 21 to sponsor a “Small Items for a Big Mission” drive.  We will be collecting the following TRAVEL SIZE hygiene items that will be distributed to those in need during Rochelle’s visit in late-October:

TOOTHBRUSHES                              TOOTHPASTE
BAR SOAP                                             SHAMPOO

If you wish to participate but live far, email Rochelle to make arrangements. If you live in the Cocoa Beach area, we encourage you visit FUMCCB where ALL are welcome!

A New Class Forming!
We’ve added a third English session for young adults in the village of Sintiope. Our first is a children’s class that meets each Saturday in Sintiope. The second is an young adult evening session in Urbaite. This third class consists of five young adult girls who meet in a home – until it grows large enough for classroom space.

This is very exciting news, as Hilder is not only a gifted English teacher, but a passionate messenger of Jesus. We are delighted to support this initiative and a young man of honor within his community.

Do you have an old Smartphone?
There’s still room in Rochelle’s backpack to squeeze a few more used UNLOCKED smartphones & chargers to take to Nicaragua. Email us to make arrangements.

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