We are blessed to have your support and to partner with individuals and organizations all over the world to advance the gospel of Christ. Today we come to you on behalf of our brethren in Nicaragua who are suffering from the effects of the recent tropical storm.
This is a call to action in a part of the world that may never reach your television screens or social media feeds but one where Restore Hope and its partners have been engaged in planting churches and changing lives.
My wife Alma and I live in Rosita and work among the Miskito, Mayangna and Mestizo peoples of Nicaragua along the Prinzapolka River, considered the most impoverished region of the country. The villagers in this area are primarily farmers. The tropical storm caused extreme flooding resulting in dislocation of families and the loss of their harvests and most personal items. The mayor of Alamikanban, the principal town, reported that 7,214 people have been directly affected, and 10,885 have been indirectly affected by these floods. Disease and malnourishment are increasing daily as the vulnerable families struggle to survive.
Restore Hope is mobilizing resources and partners to ensure access to the following:
- Nutritious food;
- Clean water;
- Basic clothing;
- Emergency medical attention;
- Tools and seeds for replanting;
- Community leader training on disaster prevention, response
Our faith goal is to raise $80,000 to ensure these needs are met. This is approximately $110 per family served. Amazingly, we can provide six months of food for just $30 per family.
Jesus said, “Whatever you do for the least of these, you do for me. (Matt. 25:40)” We ask you to partner with us in serving the least of these in Nicaragua. Click here to give a financial contribution to the emergency relief fund.
Thank you for your generosity towards these families who have found themselves in crisis. Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus here in Central Nicaragua.
Missionary Coordinator – Nicaragua