Nicaragua is located in Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Costa Rica and Honduras.
Over the past several decades, Nicaragua has suffered through military dictatorships, devastating earthquakes and hurricanes, revolution and counter-revolution, and widespread poverty. Today Nicaragua remains the second poorest nation in the western hemisphere. However, today there is a real sense of rebuilding about the country, putting the past behind and moving toward the future.
The Christian Mission Church of Nicaragua (La Misión Cristiana) is a home-grown pentecostal denomination situated both in the barrios of Managua and in the rural areas outside the capital. The church has as its mission the preaching of the gospel of the Kingdom of God, proclaimed by Jesus and the first Christians in the Holy Spirit’s power. This preaching is done in words and deeds so that the gospel may be seen and heard through the church’s testimony and its commitments to the values of the Kingdom of God: justice, solidarity, equality, and respect for diversity. Their vision is to encourage and support social transformation, incarnating the gospel as good news for the most vulnerable sectors of society: the poor, the sick, women, children, and people excluded from our socio-economic systems.
- The three-year plan of the Christian Mission of Nicaragua includes programs and projects that will enable the church to grow and respond to the country’s critical economic situation.
- The ministry of the Moravian church among the Afro-Caribbean and indigenous population on the country’s eastern coast.