Sunday morning, I had the privilege of preaching at Primera Iglesia Mision Christiana (First Christian Mission Church), which is one of the congregations that Laura Jean and Tim work closely with. Since my Spanish is limited primarily to food vocabulary and asking for directions to the bathroom, Laura Jean translated while I preached. (High school students, take note: keep studying another language!) The church is an active one: on weekdays, the sanctuary is transformed to an education center, where hundreds of students attend an after-school program.
Monday morning, I visited UENIC, the Evangelical University of Nicaragua, where Laura Jean and Tim have been teaching. I participated in a Bible study discussion with a group of students and faculty, in which we discussed the story of the rich young ruler in Matthew 19. It was fascinating, and I was so grateful to hear their perspectives.
In the afternoon, we visited the headquarters of La Mision Christiana, where I got to meet the denomination’s president, Enrique Rugama. He is a busy man: in addition to pastoring one of the local churches, he heads up the work of the church across the whole country. He was preparing for the denomination’s General Assembly later this month, and also planned to go with Tim to install a biodigester this week. (Read more about that here.)
Here I am with Laura Jean, Tim, and Rev. Regama:
I’ll share more about my trip in worship on Sunday morning. I hope to see you there!