June 2020: After the Struggle
I can do all things through God who strengthens me.
After years of struggle against dissident groups, the people of Nicaragua continue to look for a more stable, progressive, and peaceful future. People, churches, and other organizations see an opportunity to build a very different country, but the elites continue to be in control. The economically disadvantaged in Nicaragua are the ones who suffer as needs in public health, education, social, and economic systems continue.
We in Global Ministries accompany the poor in Nicaragua, regardless of their social status. Nicaraguan people continue to look for the best connection to God, and this is our primary concern. I am here to support theological education for members of Asociacion Convencion de la Iglesia Mision Cristiana, a group of churches and mission camps who work with the people of Nicaragua in theological and pastoral care.
I have much love for Nicaragua. When you see how the people worship, read, and learn, and how they like to be a part of the church, it is exciting. The economic, social, and political situations are not solved, but people participate in the church and they show solidarity. They are committed to supporting each other with health, economic, and family situations and in prayer.
The people of Nicaragua need our love and support, they need our presence and solidarity, they need our accompaniment in these difficult times. May we be guided by the Holy Spirit as we walk in the way of the Lord.
Ignacio Salinas serves Mission Cristiana de Nicaragua. His appointment is made possible by your gifts to Disciples Mission Fund, Our Church’s Wider Mission, WOC, OGHS, and your special gifts.