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Leveraging American Business for the Gospel in Nicaragua

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Motivated by a Past of Poverty

Alvaro Ramirez and his wife Erica minister to children and teens through sports, art, English classes, and other activities. They connect the young people to the local church, and eventually reach whole families with the Gospel. 

Their early experiences of poverty, civil war, and hunger motivate them to reach out in friendship to share Good News where it is desperately needed.

Teaching Business Leadership Skills Through Partnership

In March 2022, Alvaro helped to organize and carry out a leadership training seminar at a camp. The organizers invited pastors, youth workers, and teens to learn how a leader’s core values impact his or her Kingdom ministry.

One of Alvaro’s friends from the business community in the USA provided training via Zoom. This partnership connection was very important to Alvaro. 

“I’m thankful to God for being able to leverage the American business world for the good of the Gospel. It energizes me to see young minds being equipped to lead our congregations.”

Baseballs and Bibles

Since Sunday afternoons were usually a time when men in their community just relaxed, Alvaro invited fathers picking up their children from the discipleship program to join them to play baseball. This helped grow relationships with parents. Two more teens started coming to the youth meetings. Whole families began attending church services together. God used baseball to open doors for praying and reading the Bible.

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They use sports, art, ESL classes, and kids outreaches like VBS to reach communities that have been traditionally closed to hearing the Good News.

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  • Pray that God would send laborers to the harvest in Nicaragua
  • Pray that Alvaro and his team would be able to complete a shelter they began to build to host their ministries under
  • Pray for one of the Ramirez kids who will begin college in the United States
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