The poorest nation in Central America, almost 80% of Nicaraguans live on less than $2 a day. More than half the population lives beneath the poverty line. One in four Nicaraguans is starving or suffering from malnutrition. Grown men line the streets in the early morning, empty bottles still in their hands. It’s not uncommon to see kids stumbling around the neighborhood sniffing glue.
Just outside the city is an enormous dump where dozens of families rummage through the sea of trash, looking for plastic bottles to recycle. Families are being ripped apart while many of the mothers do all they can to just keep the house clean and mouths fed. There is a huge need for role models, discipleship, and other community building efforts. Restore Educate Activate Perpetuate (REAP) Granada reaches out into the community in multiple ways: through worship, Bible studies, sports, dinners, visiting local hospitals, prison ministry, and more.
Our men’s trip to Nicaragua is aimed at the man who desires to have fellowship with like-minded men, focused on working shoulder to shoulder. That could mean pouring cement, pounding nails, or planting trees. We will be working with the men of REAP Granada, centering our work in the neighborhood of Pantanel, where drugs, crime, and disillusionment reign. We will be involved in a combination of activities ranging from hard work to walking the streets of Pantanel; sitting in the local jail talking with men that have not hope or spending our evenings hanging out on the porch of REAP Granada and sharing life stories. Come join us for a week of ministry, work, and play that is sure to rejuvenate your vision for what God is doing in this world.
The main theme of this trip will be: "Men of faith will be men of action". Intergenerational and intercultural ministry will be our focus as we partner with the Adventures Base and REAP Granada.
Construction: You will be paired local Nicaraguan men, working together on a construction project: completing a community outreach center in Panatel.
Discipleship: Our team will participate in devotionals, prayer, and worship with the local men you are working with. There will also be an opportunity for jail ministry.
Adventure: Our day off will be spent at a volcanic lake.
During this trip, our team will form a band of brothers who will pray, support, and encourage both each other and our host, Scott Esposito, and his team of men in their continued work in Nicaragua.
When men come together with one purpose, fueled by faith in Jesus Christ, no cultural, intellectual, or societal barrier will prevent God from doing great things in and through us.
Will you be the hands and feet of Jesus in Nicaragua?
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