Nicaragua Ministry Center Crisis

Total need
Projected start date
June, 2018

Not only does the Nicaragua Ministry Center empower pastors to start churches in their communities; it also invites communities in. More than 20,000 people from all walks of life came to the center just in the last year to discover and experience God through retreats, youth camps, trainings and seminars.

In 2017, over 8,000 youth and kids heard about God’s love and grace from ABWE missionaries and its ministry team, resulting in over 1,000 professions of faith in Christ. The center has also been instrumental in the training of over 75 youth leaders in dozens of local churches.

The Institute for Church Planters, a ministry arm of the center, has trained 88 Nicaraguan pastors and their wives in how to plant and grow local churches. Those efforts have resulted in over 50 churches planted throughout the country—extending the spiritual impact beyond those who come to the property.

In 2018, Centro ABEM’s story has come to a crisis like the rest of Nicaragua. In April of this year, Nicaragua was in open conflict as tens of thousands of people took to protest what they believed were corrupt policies of the government. The government responded with overwhelming violent force over a 14-week period. A socio-political crisis, which has left over 400 people dead, has struck Nicaragua.

The crisis has had enormous economic and practical impact throughout the country, on our partner churches, and on the ministries of Centro ABEM. Many of the center’s camps and events—the main source of revenue for the ministry—were lost in 2018.

But now we are preparing now to take advantage of the great gospel opportunity that the crisis has given us.

Now is when Centro ABEM and the ABWE missionaries need your help. Our team has committed to finding the $48,000 that is needed to maintain Centro ABEM and run our training and evangelism ministries for the next 6 months. We are asking you to pray and consider giving, so that Nicaraguan pastors can continue to receive theological and practical church plant training, and thousands of youth can learn of the comfort and hope of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

If you are so led, please let us know of your decision to give; or contact us with any follow-up questions you may have. Time (and money) are of the essence. We need your gift soon to take advantage of the prime winter months in Nicaragua.

Will you help us be ready?