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On our way to Nueva Guinea
From the airport, we took a minivan to Nueva Guinea. The trip is about 5 hours long. Before heading out, we ran some errands in Managua. There are certain things in Managua that cannot be found or purchased in Nueva Guinea.
Cooking in Nueva Guinea is a little bit different. When the girls make corn bread, they must grind the corn. A lot of things must be made from scratch. Much of what is available in the states cannot be purchased in Nicaragua.
The rec room
The rec room is an unfinished project that will consist of a pool, a game room, and a study room. This area will be for missionaries, teams, and ministry.
The dorm house (back porch)
As you can see, the porch is currently being worked on. We recently sanded and repainted the metal structure. The next step is to buy tin roof and insulation and cover the porch. If you like to assist us with this important project, please consider donating via paypal on our donate page.
The radio tower
Radio Calvario is a Christian radio station that plays worship music, teachings, and the audio bible. We've been transmitting for almost ten years and are one of the only stations that broadcasts 24/7!
In the Kitchen
The ladies are preparing dinner. The juice that you see in the bottom left is Pitaya (Dragon Fruit).
The youth in Nicaragua love soccer. They play on a daily basis. When it's time for youth center, many times we play soccer with them.
A couple of days a week we hold youth center. Kids can come to the church to play games, have fun, and learn about the love of our Lord and Savior.
A picture of two youth playing soccer on the property. In the back you can see the gate house.
This is Nubia. She has been faithfully serving in the ministry for almost ten years and is now preparing to go to Africa. Please keep Nubia in your prayers and prayerfully consider supporting her as God calls her to new places to reach the world for Christ.
Mark visited on the short term team. This photo was taken after working hard setting bricks by the radio room.
This is the front porch of the dorm house. Missionaries can sit here and hang out. This is Alexis, Angela's niece.
A pulperia is a small shop set up in the front of a house. They sell snacks, food items, and other necessities. This lady stays home for most of the day running the pulperia with her oldest daughter.
Women's mini retreat
The theme was "a faithful and wise women in her finances". Using scripture, they taught on God's will for finances and how to live faithfully and wisely in using them.
Angela and Alexis
Angela is a missionary that has been living in Nueva Guinea for over three years. Here is a photo of her with her niece at the women's mini retreat.
Gabriela, Angela, and Nubia
Preparing for worship and the mini retreat.
Some of the women start to arrive to the event.
Ready to begin
Preparing for worship and ready to begin the mini retreat.
Center piece and bookmarks
The women had a blessed time at the mini retreat!
The women love to do crafts. They painted hand bags as they fellowshipped in the Lord.
Dios es Amor
God is love!
Greg and Hector, both missionaries in Nicaragua, playing fooseball with the team. It's always fun to play games when teams come down!
Cesar and Pastor Carlos
Cesar, on the left, has been coming to the church for a couple of years now. Here he is with Pastor Carlos after service.
Danny is a faithful servant who helps in sound ministry, ushers, and worship. Pray that God continue to transform this youth and that he would seek God wholeheartedly.
Some of the men hanging out after church. Calvary Cafe is a ministry that promotes fellowship. We bake items to sell at cost for the brothers and sisters to enjoy after church.
Nubia with her father
Nubia and her dad! After many years of rejecting the word, Nubia's father started coming to church. He's been coming out for about two years now. Please pray for him and his family!
Tanya and Gabriela
Tanya is a new believer who is excited and growing. Gabriela is Pastor Carlos' wife. She is currently discipling Tanya.
Nathanael and Duvan
Duvan is one of the youth that regularly visit the church. Nathanael is Hector and Deanna's son. Many of the youth like hanging out with Nathanael.
Patrick visited Nueva Guinea with the team. He performed and sang a rap song for the youth of the church.
Patrick's rap concert
The youth enjoyed Patrick's performance.
Mark with Duvan and Christian
Hanging out after church.
Angela and Deanna
Preparing lunch for the team.
In the gatehouse with Alexis.
Another photo of the unfinished back porch.
Mark and Pastor Carlos
In the church driveway.
On Thursday afternoons, we practice worship with the youth. There are many youth learning guitar, drums, bass, and piano. We hope to raise worshipers of our God and King.
The table is set and the group is about to pray.
A couple of years ago, we introduced the youth to tetherball and now they love it. Here is Mark playing with one of the older youth.
Mark and Hector worked together to set bricks in front of the office and radio room.
A photo taken before the work started.
Bricks - All Set
Another photo of the completed work.
Practicing for youth night.
Youth night worship
Practicing the set list for youth night.
Preparing for youth night.
Mark and Hector
At a local restaurant.
Hanging out and having some dinner.
Pushing the carreton
On our way to get wood and charcoal.
Mark and Nathanael
In front of the classrooms.
Hector and his son Nathanael playing around on the drums.
Nathanael playing drums.
Greg and Kathy
Greg has been living in Nicaragua for over five years now. Here he is pictured with his mom.
A picture with the moms
Greg with his mom and Angela with her mom Diana. Kathleen and Diana visited Nueva Guinea with the team.
With the youth
Hanging out with the youth after Sunday night service.
Patrick and Mark having a good time with the youth.
Deanna and Nathanael
After church service.
In the market
Patrick and Mark in the market.
In the market is the bus station. Buses leave from here to Managua and other places.
Patrick in the market
This lady wanted to take a picture with Patrick in the market.
This monument is in the center of town. It is a map of Nicaragua painted as the Nicaraguan flag.
New AC unit
The team purchased and installed this unit. It will help lower the costs of the electric bill significantly. Praise God!
Yeltsin, Mark, and Moises
Yeltsin and Moises were working when we saw them in town.
Every Monday evening, Angela teaches the English class. It is an awesome time to teach a very useful skill and to minister to the students.
The English Students
A photo of some of the students from the English class.
We end every English class with a time in the word. Here is Mark leading the class in a devotion.
Mark and Yelstin
Worshiping the Lord!
Not everyone was ready!
CCSGV team - July 2013
Greg, Hector, Patrick, Moises, and Mark. Moises has been working on the property for 10+ years now. He joined the guys for a photo.
A mission to the peoples of Nicaragua.