Nearly ten years ago several of us started taking mission trips from Costa Rica into Nicaragua with the goal that one day Costa Ricans would begin a new work there. Early in 2014 Emiliano and Raquel Seravalli left Costa Rica and moved to the town of Nagarote to open this new field along with U.S. missionaries Jeff and Sally Roth. Since then another U.S. missionary family, Brett and Debby Chapman and their two girls, have moved to Nicaragua to help with the ministry.
Now it is time to purchase land in Nagarote located about 45 minutes north of the capital city, Managua. As Emiliano shares with me they have spent the last year and a half investing in the lives of people in Nagarote, Nicaragua, and God has been faithful in everything. They are grateful for his provision, the children’s ministry, the youth group, well-attended Bible studies and those the Lord has given them to mentor and disciple. There is also a group of over 20 people which meets in their home on Saturday nights for worship and Bible study. The reality is the ministry in Nagarote is growing beyond what their home can facilitate.
Over the past several months Emiliano and Raquel have been investigating the availability and cost of property in Nagarote. In order to purchase land big enough to build a ministry center where they can meet as a church, train leaders, work with youth, and otherwise be a light in the community, we estimate they will need to raise $25,000. They are grateful that their sending church in Costa Rica has pledged funds for this project, but they still need your help. Will you consider sending a gift through Grace Ministries International for the purchase of property in Nagarote? If the Lord blesses beyond the goal of $25,000, those additional funds will be used for construction once land is purchased. Giving towards this project is an excellent way to be a part of this exciting, growing, and vibrant work which the Lord began a decade ago in Costa Rica.
Here is how you can give online. When you click HERE you will be taken to the donation page on the GMI website. Then select “Nicaragua Land Project” from the dropdown menu to complete your donation.
Please pray that the Lord will provide the property the ministry in Nagarote needs. Also pray about sending a team from your church to Nicaragua to help with the building project once they have the land. This is an exciting time for this new field!
Pressing towards the goal,