Nicaragua, April 1st – 7th, 2017; Trip Update 4

Angela BurkettNicaragua

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!! We had the privilege of taking the 11 & 12 year old children to the zoo in Managua. The children, as well as the team, enjoyed a beautiful morning with the animals; the monkeys were the favorite of all. The lion sure put on a show for us, too! Another privilege was to end … Read More

Nicaragua, April 1st – 7th, 2017; Trip Update 3

Angela BurkettNicaragua

7!!! Well, after all, 7 is the perfect number, right? Today we are rejoicing as 7 children asked Jesus into their heart!!! As one team member said it best “This is what we came for!”  One More child… 329!!! This is the number of flip flops that were given out today. Each child, each worker, each translator received not 1, … Read More

Nicaragua, April 1st – 7th, 2017; Trip Update 2

Angela BurkettNicaragua

Sponsorship Food Baskets   Today we had the privilege of handing out 70 food baskets to all of the sponsored children. Our hearts were blessed to see the families being so grateful for this support.  A forty pound bag made up of food staples (rice, beans, sugar, oatmeal, pasta, powdered milk, and tomato sauce), 2 quarts of cooking oil, and a … Read More

Nicaragua, April 1st – 7th, 2017; Trip Update 1

Angela BurkettNicaragua

The Good Samaritan Today was a very special day at the Hogar Senil Nursing home. The new men’s dormitory was dedicated and 8 residents now have a brand new place to call home! Thank you to West Bradenton Baptist Church for making this possible.  The team from C-3 Church in Naples, Florida was privileged to participate in this beautiful dedication … Read More

Nicaragua, January 20th – 27th, 2017; Trip Update 7

Deanna BerkesMission Trip Update, Nicaragua

Team: West Bradenton Baptist Church WRITTEN BY: DENISE S. Date: January 26, 2017 Today is the hardest day of all.  Our very last day seeing these people we have come to love like family, not knowing what next year will bring.  Our hope and prayer is that we are able to return and see all their smiling faces again. Reality … Read More

Nicaragua, January 20th – 27th, 2017; Trip Update 5

Deanna BerkesChild Sponsorship Matters, Mission Trip Update, Nicaragua, Sponsorship Update

Team: West Bradenton Baptist Church WRITTEN BY: DENISE S. Date: January 24, 2017 This morning dawned a bright and cheerful day.  We have gone past the half way mark on our journey.  No one is talking about the fact that we will soon be leaving Nicaragua, because each of us will be leaving a small part of ourselves behind. We … Read More

Nicaragua, January 20th – 27th, 2017; Trip Update 4

Deanna BerkesMission Trip Update, Nicaragua

Team: West Bradenton Baptist Church WRITTEN BY: DENISE S. Date: January 23, 2017 This was a good, good day!  We started early and headed to Hogar Senil, the nursing home where we will serve this week.  It was so good to see so many of our friends again.  The residents we have seen before recognized our faces, and it was … Read More

Nicaragua, January 20th – 27th, 2017; Trip Update 3

Deanna BerkesMission Trip Update, Nicaragua

Team: West Bradenton Baptist Church WRITTEN BY: DENISE S. Date: January 22, 2017 When God speaks, we should listen. When God speaks twice on the same subject, you really better pay attention!  For the second day in a row, God has placed Romans 12:1-2 in front of the team and asked for a living sacrifice.  Our devotion this morning was planned by … Read More

Nicaragua, January 20th – 27th, 2017; Trip Update 2

Deanna BerkesMission Trip Update, Nicaragua

Team: West Bradenton Baptist Church WRITTEN BY: DENISE S. Date: January 21, 2017 God amazes each and every day.  This ‘first’ day started with a group devotion about abandoning everything for God, using everything given, every gift, according to the grace He has bestowed on us, and leaving it all out there for the glory of Him.  He has already equipped … Read More