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Prayer Letter January 2019

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Sponsor a child in Nicaragua!

We are writing you to encourage you to take advantage of a wonderful opportunity to sponsor a child in Nicaragua. The sponsorship would be through Compassion International and you could choose children that are from the neighborhood where Rayitos and Sendero de Luz are located. (Rayitos is a ministry of Sendero de Luz church). Many of you have visited us in Nicaragua and have seen these kids! There are about 50 kids who still need sponsors.

When you sponsor a child, you’ll be personally connected with a boy or girl who will know your name and treasure the thought that you care. Your support of $38 per month provides life-changing opportunities such as:

  • an opportunity to attend or stay in school
  • medical care, which often saves lives
  • nourishing food
  • mentoring and a safe environment through a local evangelical church
  • and most important, opportunities to hear the gospel.

Compassion child sponsorship works! Millions of children have “graduated” from the program and are now responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. Allow God to work through you in the life of a child in poverty.

To sponsor a child go to https://www.compassion.com/sponsor_a_child/view-all-children.htm
On the bottom right there is a section for Search For A Child. In the Where in the World put Nicaragua. Then click Show More Search Options. Then in the Child Center Name/ID put NI0301 and click Search Now. This will bring up all of the children for the center Iglesia Bautista Sendero de Luz. You can read about each child and choose the one that God would have you sponsor. If you have any questions about this process, you can reply to this e-mail. Thank you!!!

This sponsorship is is separate from the ministry of Rayitos although we do partner with Compassion in some of their programs such as their new program to new mothers and their babies. The meetings and classes for the mothers will be held at Rayitos.

We are back in Nicaragua! It is the coolest month of the year in Nicaragua but nothing like the polar vortex that some of you have endured. We are settling back into life in Nicaragua. Rayitos is doing well and we are happy to see many volunteers working hard serving the food, teaching, leading music, and all the other things necessary for the ministry. We purchasing school supplies to help some of the children who do not have the means to buy supplies for the new school year. The preschool has started its second year! Classes begin this month with two levels of preschool. Thank you to all of you for your prayer and support for this ministry.
The ABWE ministry center has had a busy January with three large camps including our annual leadership camp. We are thankful for the hard work of our employees who kept things running in our absence. The economic crisis in Nicaragua continues to affect the center greatly. Please pray for God's provision and guidance for the future of this ministry.