Monday, April 25, 2011


Summer recently came to an end here and school started back up.  Therefore the Bible Clubs and University age youth programs that we work with have their annual kick-off activities.  It's their opportunity to plan any type of event that will attract many youth.  The purpose is to share the gospel with the youth and expose them to the program so they can get begin to attend regularly.  Here are pictures from one Bible Club Kick-off activity where they hosted a soccer marathon. 

They really like soccer here so it's a great way of reaching youth.  This upcoming Saturday we'll be hosting the Annual Word of Life Soccer Marathon where all the youth that we work with invite teams, the good news will be shared, and many of these youth begin to get involved in the Bible Clubs following the event.


We've had the joy of hosting several all day retreats with a local high school.  The youth play games, eat hamburgers, swim, and most importantly learn what God's word says about salvation, godly friendships, honoring your parents, sex and more.  We are looking forward to another retreat that will be coming up early May. 

Caroline's first time swimming

It's the hottest time of the year here in Nicaragua so we decided it'd be a great time to let Caroline have her first pool experience!  Jader's aunt put up a big inflatable pool at their house and here are some pictures of it.  The last two pictures are of her second time swimming during a youth activity.  She was so relaxed!!!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Soccer Marathon & trips to Santo Tomas

Recently we had a soccer marathon in a place outside of Managua called Santo Tomas.  We made a weekend trip to Santo Tomas before the Marathon and then returned the following weekend for the actual event.  We really enjoyed our time there and always feel welcomed by our brothers and sisters in the faith who live in Santo Tomas.

All of that playing soccer really wore out little Caroline. :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spring Break Living Hope Team

There are so many experiences from the past few weeks that I would like to share, but it's been hard to find the time to blog.  I'd like to start off with sharing some pictures from the Living Hope Spring Break team.  We had a wonderful time with them and were greatly encouraged by their presence.  After the team had left, Jader mentioned to me several times how he missed having the team here with us.  :)  Caroline and I were able to join them only half of the week because the first half of the week they did a very long road trip and Caroline was still recuperating from her stomach issues, but we were glad to be with the team for the second half.  The team was able to go to some islands and share Jesus island to island :), preach the gospel through sports like baseball, high school retreats, evangelism in a hospital, and shared Christ to college students.  Many put their faith in Christ and God not only did a work in their hearts but also in our own hearts as well.