Monday, June 25, 2012

RCC - Nicaragua 2012

Check out all the photos from the RCC - Nicaragua 2012 Medical Missions Trip on the website. The photos are in the slideshow on the home page.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Photos for the May Nicaragua Sports Missions Trip

The Mission Teams often visit local hospitals and visit with children who are sick although many times they see children that are burned in accidents including many from the dump.

 This little boy had been burned in an accident. He had been badly burned in a cooking accident.

 IIM and Oscar have been working with roughly 200 families that live in and around the dump. They hunt in the garbage in the dump for food or items to sell to buy food. This dump is often burning under the surface and is the reason many children are burned each year as they try to feed themselves.

The Mission Sports team from Florida represented Florida well as they play well, earned some respect from local teams and shared the Gospel with lots of young people.

It was a great blessing to get to build into the lives of so many desperate children. IIM and Oscar feed almost 10,000 women and children a day in Nicaragua. It is a huge mission that they could use everyone help in reach out and feeding people physically and spiritually.

Nicaragua Sports Mission Team Summary

Update from Sports Ministry Mission Team Lead by Tallahassee attorney Scott Gwartney.

The dorms looked great… and we thanked you by name every time we walked into that AC! Tallahassee felt downright cool when we got home!

Had a great trip. We had 12 college soccer players + a girlfriend + Chris Albanese and his wife. Then we had 5 old folks in their 40s mixed in with all those 18 – 21 year olds (Chris is 27). They played lots of soccer against everything from a high school team, club teams and even the defending 6-on-6 national champs.  I think our American guys just being there and playing well opened a lot of doors for Oscar.  After a testimony from one of our guys and brief talk from Oscar, we saw 20+ hands go up to accept Christ at one mid-field post-game huddle!  We had one young man who preached Sunday at Oscar’s church, and 4 more came forward to accept Christ. We did the feeding & VBS thing about 5 times, and my team was very sobered by the dump and the hospital.

We worked ‘em hard, but I think they were richly rewarded. It was a first mission trip for most of them.