Nicaragua

In Resilience with God's Help

As the pandemic continues and countries begin to open back up, our work in each base is looking different every week. However, we are blessed to continue finding ways to serve God in the communities to bring light and hope. Today’s story comes from our Microfinance Site in Nicaragua. “We are...

Long-Lasting Relationships through Physical Therapy

One of the challenges of PT ministry is the short time period to build deep relationships with patients. The goal of outpatient PT is to work with the patient until they are independent, which ideally occurs in a few weeks before discharge. In this pediatric setting, I will have the opportunity for long term ministry with each patient. Most of these children will benefit from physical therapy for years, not weeks. And I not only get to build relationships with the children, but also with their parents and siblings.

Prayer Caravan in Nicaragua

Like most Latin American cultures, Nicaraguan culture thrives on relationships, meeting together, and greeting each other with a hug and a kiss. Still, throughout this time, we haven’t been able to do any of those things. How do we show the people of the communities how much we love and pray for them? How do we do that when we cannot meet together?

Eben-ezer!

The current pandemic has caused a lot of reflection for all of us. Today we take a look back at our Education Site. Over the past six and a half years, the Education Site has faced multiple challenges. There was a lack of materials to prepare for classes, like desks and blackboards, no real classroom space to meet, nor access to restrooms. In addition to that, Nicaragua faced a challenging political situation in 2018 that forced us to close down and serve in other countries.

Growing Season in Nicaragua!

So much of what we do is built upon relationships and gathering people together in groups. Our agriculture site has suspended their group meetings, but have been able to invest more intentional time with the individual farmers...

Double Blessings in Nicaragua

Covid-19 has taken longer to get to Nicaragua, but it is finally here. Factual information is hard to come by here, so we have taken measures to help educate those that we work with...

A Celebration in Heaven!

One of the goals for the health care site in Nicaragua is to have a devotional time with the community members who visit the clinic. Each day looks different, but they often read the bible and pray together. Today we want to share an incredible story that happened...

Planting and Watering Seeds

At times, short-term mission trips can leave us wondering “did I really make a difference?” Many of us have seen the negative effects of short-term missions and want to be sure that our time invested makes an impact in some way. At Students International, we believe that our short-term outreach...

"We Remember You..."

Bill Sines is the Board Chair for Students International, and he joined us on an outreach to Nicaragua in October. Here’s his story. It was early morning on that first Sunday of our outreach.  It was already getting hot.  Our country director, Seth, and I took the van...

Education Site in Nicaragua

All kids should have the opportunity to learn and study at school, and our staff members Elianor Navarrete and Javiera Tellez​ in SI Nicaragua​ help make this happen in some of the poor communities around Masaya. These two run our Education site there, the #ministrysitemonday we are looking...