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Elaine and I are excited at what God has done at Oasis de Esperanza and in the lives of the children who attend. It hardly seems possible that so much has happened in what seems like a short period of time. What begin in a three-walled building with dirt floors has now grown into a walled facility with eleven classrooms, restrooms, a kitchen, a cafetorium, and a place where kids can be kids. It's a safe place where for four hours each day they don't have to cope with things such as gang violence, Read more [...]
When the school year began in February, we learned that we would no longer be receiving monthly milk donations for our morning students. This news came as a complete surprise to us because we had received milk for 6 - 7 years and for most of our children the milk that the school provided was often the only nutritional drink they would receive all day. We believed that due to the morning milk and breakfast (either oatmeal or crackers) regimen, last year 100% of our students were at or above the average Read more [...]
February 10th marked the first day of the 2014 school year at Oasis de Esperanza and it was a landmark day for all of us. The Ministry of Education gave final approval of a comprehensive curriculum which means that Oasis de Esperanza is approved from Pre-K through High School, PRAISE GOD!!! It was an arduous process and there were many in positions of authority who actively opposed the approval but your faithful prayers and God’s faithfulness defeated all the opposition. We are no longer Escuela Read more [...]
April 10th was just another day in Nicaragua, the heat was oppressive and everyone was anxious for "winter" (rainy season) to arrive and provide some relief from the heat and dry conditions. I had just returned from the school and was upstairs in my office checking and answering emails when suddenly our condominium began to violently shake, accompanied by a deep noise that was louder than thunder. Pictures fell from the walls, books were falling from the bookcase to the floor, and it felt like the Read more [...]
Elaine and I want to thank each of you for your standing beside us for the 9+ years of this work in Nicaragua.  While it’s become nothing like we envisioned it’s becoming exactly as God envisioned.  God has been so faithful in giving us exactly what we need and the perfect time and he does that through the prayers, friendship, and support of people like you who believe in us and this work God has called us to in Nicaragua. I could take up many more pages in sharing examples of how God and Read more [...]

Prayer Requests

As God brings these requests to mind we would ask you to add them to your prayer list.  Should God quicken you to do something more then we would humbly ask you to seek what He would have you to do.  God has put a lot of things on our table but He also calls workers to help transition visions into reality.  Just know that we are grateful in more ways than you can imagine and we thank you in advance for your prayers and obedience. Continued health for Elaine and me, that we would have the strength Read more […]

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