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Nicaragua

Thank you sincerely for your generosity to S.I. Nicaragua! Your donations empower us to meet deeply felt needs in the communities we serve. If your donation is for a specific ministry site: Please label and turn in at the base. Avoid distributing anything in the communities personally. We will process the donations on the first day of sites and get them distributed as soon as possible. General donations for the SI Base should be brought to the main building.


  • Agriculture
    • Prayer Requests:
      • Good raining season for the harvesting of crops in May and September 2024.
      • For the new 4 farmers of agriculture site in the community of Las Azucenas.
      • For wisdom to lead the activities with the farmers in 2024.
    • Suggested Donations:
      • Second hand clothes for men small (S) and (medium(M) sizes
      • Grow bags for vegetables 17”x14”.
      • Extension cord 50 feet
      • Wood sander 5” diameter with plug.
      • Tape measure in meter.
      • Metal and wood bit sets.
      • Magnetic Drill Bit Set
      • Glasses to protection from wood shaving.
    • Site Description:
      • Holman is the site leader for the agriculture site. Holman has a degree in agronomy, English and has also graduated from seminary. He is married to Elianor Navarrete who is also on staff and serves in our education site, they have one daughter, Jassyris and one son, Elliot. Holman is passionate about agriculture and seeing the success of farmers. He uses agricultural practices to enhance the production of individual small plot farmers and wants to see them be transformed by the power of God. The agriculture site works with small producers, owners of land ranging from 1-2 acres.. We work primarily in two rural communities (Las Azucenas and Vista Alegre sector I) near Masaya. The agriculture site directly serves 16 families between both communities and two public schools in the area with advice on school garden establishments and environmental education workshops. We are focused on developing four components: 1. Preparation of organic fertilizers. 2. Technical assistance and training workshops in the agricultural field. 3. Vegetable production in home gardens or biointensive gardens. 4. Micro-credit program in agricultural and small commercial activities. Its main objective is to increase the economic income of its beneficiaries, by increasing productivity and diversification in their agricultural activities, as well as sharing the word of God in all training workshops, special activities and in visits to individual homes each week. We firmly believe that only God can transform human lives in a comprehensive way.

  • Education
    • Prayer Requests:
      • That the children continue in their studies in the public schools and that they are able to learn and develop their skills and capabilities.
      • For consistent work and provision for the parents of the families that attend El Faro.
      • Wisdom and commitment for the teachers and administrators to continue their work in the public school.
    • Site Description:
      • We currently offer tutoring in two communities at our ministry center, El Faro. We are trying to help elementary age children master basic tasks such as reading and math. We also serve as a resource to the local school in providing follow up with the children and finding ways to be helpful at the school. During the activities time we share bible stories and crafts that reinforce both biblical and academic principles. Through the academic interaction we are able to visit the children in their homes and establish relationships with their parents in order to share the gospel at every level.

  • English Tutoring
    • Prayer Requests:
      • Prayer for my family.
      • Prayer for the ministry site.
      • Prayer for monthly financial support.
      • Prayer for wisdom.
    • Suggested Donations:
      • Money for the following items:
      • - Printer (1)
      • - Foldable Tables (10)
      • - Plastic Chairs (20)
      • - Desk (1)
      • - Filing Cabinet (1)
      • - Speaker and Microphone (1)
    • English workbooks (20)
      • Games - card games, board games & group games (10)
      • Backpack (1)
      • Story books in English (beginner and intermediate levels)
      • English books (text books/curriculum for beginners and intermediate levels)
      • Notebooks (20)
      • Soccer Balls (2)
      • Dodge Balls (10)
    • Site Description:
      • The English Tutoring Site serves children from ages 8 to 17 years old. In Nicaragua, English is required at the high school level and many students cannot keep up. Being a tutoring site gives us the flexibility to have nontraditional classes. In the public school setting, kids are used to having to sit quietly and memorize grammar. However, at the tutoring site, we have been able to incorporate games and songs to make learning more engaging. We also have the opportunity to interweave the Bible and the gospel message into the program. We want to provide a safe, fun place for the children to come where they can feel God’s love and learn about His amazing Grace.

  • Health Care
    • Prayer Requests:
      • Vibrant health for both Celia and Rebeca
      • Rebeca’s English studies.
      • Holy Spirit’s clear guidance in Dr. Celia’s personal life and ministry.
      • Provision, peace, anointing and joy in doing God’s work.
    • Suggested Donations:
      • Medicine: **To help in preventing confiscation of medicine when entering Nicaragua, please have the team leader contact the Student Life Coordinator at least 2 weeks before the trip**
      • Hydrocortisone crema (10)
      • Ibuprofen tablets (2000 tablets)
      • Allergy Relief medication (300 tablets)
      • Triple antibiotic cream (10)
      • Sunscreen lotion (5)
      • Excedrin tablets (200 tablets)
      • Naproxen tablets (500 tablets)
      • Fiber tabs (500 tabs)
      • Blood Glucose Testing Strips
      • Toothpaste and toothbrush
      • Gloves size S and M
      • Money for a Printer
      • Spanish Bibles for kids and adults
    • Site Description:
      • Dr. Celia and Nurse Rebeca serve patients at the clinic in the S.I. ministry center, El Faro. We work primarily with support groups for chronic patients and offer open consultation hours once a week. We run a nutrition group for malnourished and undernourished children. Home visits are a staple and we will be starting women’s health education soon as well. There is time spent addressing physical needs and also the emotional and spiritual needs of many.

  • Microfinance — Financial Education
    • Prayer Requests:
      • Wisdom and discernment in the site.
      • That God will guide us to be a channel of blessing to the families.
      • That the families will open their hearts to Christ.
      • Financial stability in families and businesses.
    • Suggested Donations:
      • Ultimate Ear Boom 3 Speaker
      • Markers
      • Greeting card sets (5)
      • Agenda Planners (17)
      • Graduation gifts: agendas, lotions, or clutches (17)
      • Books
      • Mujer Emocionalmente Sana by Peter Scazzero
      • Iglesia Emocionalmente Sano by Peter Scazzero
      • Dream Big by Bob Goff
      • The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward by Daniel H. Pink
      • Liderazgo Emocionalmente by Peter Scazzero
    • Site Description:
      • The micro-finance ministry works with people in six communities, providing financial education, followed by small business loans averaging $200, to help either start their business or help grow it. The site has recently started a savings program as well. With each loan paid back they qualify for a larger loan. In weekly meetings they participate in a Bible study, discuss issues in their businesses, and make payments on their loans. In addition to the weekly meetings, Katia & Fernando reach out to the women through personal home visits and spiritual care.

  • Physical Therapy
    • Prayer Requests:
      • Resources and sustainability for PT site
      • Opportunities to share the Gospel
      • Physical and spiritual healing in patients.
    • Site Description:
      • Jaeline and Paul are happy to be serving the communities of Masaya, Nicaragua through physical therapy. They strive to not only help their patients physically but also spiritually, emotionally, and socially. For this reason, they have other activities outside of the clinic, such as aquatic therapy, pilates group for women, and excursions. Each activity starts with a short Bible study to encourage community members in the different areas of their lives.

  • Sports — Boys
    • Prayer Requests:
      • For two boys named Lenin jacamo and Justin Tercero who live in Valle de Vulcan. They are addicted to drugs and tried to take his life twice with drug overdoses. We are training with them and praying for God to restore him.
      • For the economic situation of the families of the guys who are part of sports site
      • Prayer that God will give Nestor humility and wisdom to share the gospel.
    • Suggested Donations:
      • Clothing Donations
      • Sports shirts in different colors
      • Children's Hats + Shorts
      • Arm sleeves for sun coverage
      • Deodorants for children and youth
      • Training Equipment
      • Reusable Water bottles
    • Site Description:
      • Soccer and other sports are a bridge in this site to reach boys and young men, many who come from broken homes. Teaching biblical truth and doing physical activities are a focus each time we meet. We teach soccer, baseball, boxing and strategic games. Soccer teams have been formed in several different communities. Nestor mentors the boys and provide strong male role models. The Sports Site is a safe place to socialize and learn to know God, their loving Creator.

  • Trade School
    • Prayer Requests:
      • For direction and discernment for the projects selected.
      • Discernment for balancing time in working and talking with the community members.
      • That these projects would provide a unique opportunity to share the Good News with people.
    • Site Description:
      • This site focuses on running a small trade school, specializing in electrical engineering and basic home appliance repair. We have a small group of young people that have either dropped out of school or have not found something to continue doing. We hope to teach them some useable skills as well as disciple them spiritually. When they are not learning in class, they are carrying out maintenance projects around the base, neighbors’ appliances or basic construction projects in the communities where they live.

  • Women's Social Work
    • Prayer Requests:
      • That the Lord provides everything that the site needs to function.
      • That God may fill Elizabeth with his longing and wisdom to guide women according to His will and purpose.
      • That God will keep everyone in the site healthy and safe.
      • That Elizabeth is able to be a witness to the women in the classes.
    • Site Description:
      • This site works with women from a variety of different communities in order to teach them some work-related skills. The site teaches four different classes; cosmetology, cooking, event planning/decorating, and jewelry making. Most women in the site come from homes that are broken, abusive and most often neglected. By teaching biblical principles concerning self-confidence, responsibility, sexual purity, wise decision-making, and character development, the women’s lives are transformed. Our desire is that the women are restored and given tools to succeed now and into the future.