NICARAGUA
January 20 - February 4, 2007

Prayer Calendar

This year's teams will be working with four missionaries. Week 1 team will work with Amanda Gutierrez at El Salero, a Christian Sports Center, just outside the capitol city of Managua. Amanda and her partners, Kathy and Halle August purchased 5 acres and have partnered with teams like ours to build a safe and healthy place for young people to play and grow in their faith. We will be doing some construction, holding a sports camp for youth and helping with clothing sales. (from the clothes that many of you sent with us.) We will also be putting together the backpacks for delivery to the recipients of the school scholarships, a program started by St. Paul's 4 years ago. We look forward to delivering these backpacks to some of the remote villages and experiencing the joy of the children as they receive their school supplies and uniforms.

The second week medical team will hold 5 days of medical clinics, 3 of them at an orphanage in Jinotega built by missionary, Sandy Carter. We will work with two of Sandy's partners, Lianne Corbin and Joy Pulsifer. Jinotega, a rural and mountainous region about 4 hours northeast of Managua, is home to many who do not have access to health care. Mid week we will return to Los Cedros, the site of the new infant orphanage just outside of Managua, which our team helped to build two years ago. For two days we will do some work at the orphanage and hold clinics in the communities nearby. We may again hold a clinic inside the Managua dump where approximately 200 families live. At each clinic site, as well as at the orphanage, the education team, assisted by others when they are available, will do crafts, stories, skits and games with the children.

We are supported by your prayers and go in the knowledge that "God has his hand all over this trip," in the words of a "pray-er." Please continue to pray for Amanda, Lianne, Joy, and Sandy, as their work continues year round.

(We will attempt to update this site daily during the first week. Week 2 we will have limited internet access and so we may only be able to post pictures after our return to State College.)