The beginning of 2021 looks much different than in previous years. 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 Sports Site in Nicaragua!
Nicaragua’s Sports ministry site has a “tiendita” (little store) that runs 2-3 times a year. The children that attend the site can accumulate Monopoly-type money. They can earn special bonuses for kind acts, such as bringing a friend. They can then buy items from the store using the “money” they receive by attending the site. There are various life skills that the children learn through this process, and they can save up throughout the year.
Every year we kick off with the school store. Even though public education is free, they still need to purchase their school supplies. The beginning of the year always provides financial strains for families, especially those with multiple kids in school.
The school store at the sports ministry site is exciting for the children and the parents. We can stock the “tiendita” through donations that teams bring down or exceptional financial contributions that many of you have given towards the site. Thank you! We are excited to kick off another year, and that the children are excited to start another round of classes.