Monte Verde New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Nicaragua
Organized by: Mecklyn Zuniga
My father and I spent several years going on short term mission trips to Honduras and Nicaragua while I was growing up. My mother joined us on a couple of trips, and we saw some of the most horrendous conditions that people were living in. Somehow, maybe due to my own struggles in life, I had forgotten about how a lot of people in these countries and around the world have to live until my husband's cousin, Nahum, asked us for help. He lives in Nicaragua now with his family and go to a church in the capital, Managua. Their church, New Jerusalem Baptist Tabernacle, is trying to help an extremely poor village called Monte Verde (Green Mountain). Currently the church in Monte Verde has approximately 20 adults and 60 kids. These people have practically nothing and desperately need diapers for babies, food, and clothes for kids and adults, and the pastor of the church they have started lives with his wife and 6 children in what most people would call a shed that needs to be torn down. It doesn't even have 4 walls and has a roof that leaks. All of the family sleeps on the dirt and is exposed to the weather elements. He owns the land already but to have a permanent structure built would cost about $25,000. This hits my heart and disturbs me to the point that I can't just know these people are suffering and working for the Lord and not try to do something to help them. They are brothers and sisters in Christ and need our help. Trying to collect clothes and diapers would be possible but is expensive to send, and they also need food. My husband's cousin said that if we could gather monetary donations that pictures would be taken of all receipts and of the items being given to the people in Monte Verde for accountability. Please search your heart and help in any way possible. Thank you.