I'll never forget
I cherish my memories of Palacagüina, Nicaragua. I'll never forget buying piglets from a man in the road there and then donating them to the pastor of the church for him to give to parishioners who could use them.
516 Now understands
516NOW understands that the missions landscape has changed and that it must be done through the local church and through the empowering of the local people. Relationships is the key to their success, just as Jesus intended from the beginning. As word spreads of this model and its continued success, it is obvious that other organizations will follow suit.
Life Time Expirience
The experience of a lifetime!!!!. My trip to Nicaragua was liberating. Not only did I serve the most humble and beautiful people I have ever met, I had the wonderful experience to grow as a person. I conquered my fears on the Somoto River and left knowing, 'Nothing can stand as a barrier between me and my dreams.'
Story of God's faithfulness
As a translator I get the joy of hearing story upon story of God's faithfulness to our brothers and sisters in Nicaragua and His amazing provision. I always come away from the trip with my faith strengthened and overwhelmed that God would let me participate in His work in Nicaragua.
Set aside all
For many years I considered going on a mission trip but always seemed to have a reason why I couldn't (money, timing, etc.). Finally, my wife and I set aside all excuses and committed. Nine visits to Nicaragua later, I can only say that it has been a game-changer spiritually, maritally, and professionally.