Growing Through Trials in 5 Practical Ways

Though generally joy-filled, one of the difficult aspects of the Christian life are the troubles we encounter in the midst of following and trusting God. Jesus and the apostles tell us in God’s Word that this will be a common experience for us, and it raises the question of how we deal with such hardships […]

 
 

First Earth Block Home

Silvia Santiago, who works as a cook for our Trigo y Miel children’s feeding program, along with her husband, Felipe, and their six children had been living in an unsafe sheet-metal shack. That is before they were selected as the first family to be blessed with a brand-new earth block home! The first of many to be […]

 

God Trapped Us in Houston

What happens when a mission team meets a hurricane: “Life is full of unexpected occurrences. Nowhere was this more evident than the week I spent at the Hilton Garden Inn in Houston, Texas.” – Matt O’Brien, team member A mission team of 12 people representing several different Portland churches was headed down to Nicaragua to serve […]

 

Three Sponsored Villa Girls to Graduate!

Education is changing lives. One in five girls in Nicaragua gives birth by the age of 18, most often forcing them to drop out of school, and trapping them in a cycle of poverty. But the girls at the Villa are taught the values of finishing school and staying pure until marriage. Completing high school […]

 

Life Skills Center Update!

The new Life Skills Center (LSC), pictured right, is officially up and running! It’s already been used for pastoral training, a family day, and a small celebration on Teacher’s Day to honor the Villa’s tutor, Josenit. Once the funds come in to finish the kitchen, and buy computers, the LSC will be used for computer […]

 

A New Psychologist at Villa Esperanza

Many of the girls living at Villa Esperanza have experienced extreme trauma in their past due to unsafe living conditions, malnutrition, and various forms of abuse. For these reasons, we’d like to introduce you to our newest Villa staff member, Jennifer (pictured right), who is a full-time psychologist. Caring for these girls holistically means nurturing […]

 

From the President: A New Future for Luis

“Before my sisters and I came to Trigo y Miel, we were hungry a lot. I thought I was going to have to drop out of school so I could work and help my family. But now I don’t have to and I’m in my third year of high school.”

 

From the President: A Touching Letter from Nicaragua

Almost a year ago, Jennifer del Socorro joined Villa Esperanza (Hope Village), our program for at-risk girls in Nicaragua. She came from a neighborhood next door to the old Managua city dump, which is now a recycling plant where her step-father works sorting garbage.