Education Site in Nicaragua


All kids should have the opportunity to learn and study at school, and our staff members Elianor Navarrete and Javiera Tellez​ in SI Nicaragua​ help make this happen in some of the poor communities around Masaya. These two run our Education site there, the #ministrysitemonday we are looking at today. We currently offer tutoring in two communities. We are trying…

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Health, Healing, and Evangelism in Nicaragua


It is a privilege for us to meet needs and share the love of Jesus with people through all kinds of avenues. One of the ways we do this is through Health Care. On this #MinistrySiteMonday get to know the Health Care site in SI Nicaragua. Led by Dr. Celia, this site offers medical clinics in Masaya and the surrounding…

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Mi Banquito


The Microfinance site in Nicaragua, named “Mi Banquito,” or “My Little Bank,” is working with 65 women from 3 different communities. This site is led by SI staff member Katia Bracamontes. One of the most amazing things this site has seen, and that God has allowed, is witnessing lives transformed. Sonia from Jocote and Jenny from Nindirí are examples of that change….

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Hope in the Dust


There are places in this world and in our lives that appear dark – where hope is the last thing we would expect to spring out of them. I’m learning more and more that the character of God is just that – bringing life into the dark and the barren. And when I leave the comfort and predictability of home…

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A Lesson (and the Blessing) in Obedience


I took a job with Students International about two and a half years ago knowing full well that part of my job was to lead student trips – something I’ve been hugely passionate about for years and have done with enthusiasm. But then we had a baby. We went to Costa Rica when I was 12 weeks pregnant, then I got a…

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Getting to Know… Katia Bracamontes


Hi! My name is Katia Bracamontes. I’m a single mom of two kids. I was born in San Juan de Oriente, Masaya, Nicaragua. What is your role with SI Nicaragua, and how long have you been doing it? I have been called to be a part of S.I. Nicaragua for almost 3 years. I work at the microfinance site. The…

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Nicaragua Medicine And Education Sites


We sense God’s favor on our partner ministries in Medicine and Education. The Cornerstone team connected with Dr. Celia in such a significant way that she was in tears as she thanked them and said goodbye. And Bill is doing a great job as he leads our teams in assisting the English teachers at the school. The school director would…

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Nicaragua Microfinance Site


We see God at work in the Micro-Finance ministry to women forced to be providers for their families. Through Maria’s assistance they are learning hammock making, and classes are being offered in crocheting and hair cutting. Biblical business principles are taught as well as counsel given in practical areas of life. Women in abusive situations are guided to make wise…

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Nicaragua Social Work Sites


Maria Jose and Jill had a creative inspiration for a Father’s Day activity. They invited the ladies who participate in our program to write anonymous Father’s Day letters to their dads. Only Maria Jose and Jill would read the letters. Common themes in the letters were, “I hate you because….” The reasons were varied, from abandonment to sexual molestation. There…

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