Things are humming along as usual here at Calvary Managua. Since the last update, we have been visited by Ed Clark’s CC Melbourne team, Pastor Howard’s CC Merritt Island team, and we saw the arrival of some new missionaries.
CC Melbourne was with us for about a week in September. As always, having them was a blessing for us. The team helped with several projects including painting and odd jobs all over the church.
Shortly after CC Melbourne left, Matthew Helliwell arrived from Victoria, Canada to serve with us in the children’s and youth ministries. Matthew has experience in children’s ministry and speaks fluent Spanish. Matthew helps the English teacher at the school as well as carrying out various duties in the church including driving and computer duties, and sings in the worship band.
Matt Helliwell and dental patients.
In November CC Merritt Island came to Calvary led by Pastor Howard. The team was a great blessing and helped with many projects including painting in the school, plumbing at the church, and no shortage of odd jobs in between. David Deforge, a dental hygienist, came down to perform teeth cleaning for the school kids as well as several adults. Pastor Natanael Del Toro taught at the couples meeting that was a huge success.
Pastor Natanael Del Toro praying with the couples.
The team had several opportunities to get out and outreach in some nearby neighborhoods.
As a reward for all their hard work the team was able to see the kids at the orphanage in Jinotepe as well as a day at the volcano in Masaya.
Jeff Larsen and twins
At the end of September the Moore family arrived from Farmington, New Mexico. They are going to be serving here in Managua in many forms for approximately a year. John was the assistant pastor at Calvary Chapel Farmington. Currently he is taking Spanish classes to be able to be fully effective here in Nicaragua. Franny home schools Cysco and Jadin, 14 and 10, respectively. We know that God will use this family in incredible ways here in Managua and we ask for your continued prayer that they be able to adapt to Nicaraguan life.
Jon and Franny Moore
The school year is drawing to a close, as some of you know the schedule here is different and runs until December. This means of course that next year we will no longer see the sixth grade students and we will have some new students in the younger grades. Please pray for the sixth grade students. Many will attend Christian secondary schools but some will go to public school which is really not the best environment for them. Please continue to pray for the school.
Recently, we lost our dear friend and church member Horacio Ernesto Barboza. Horacio was hit by a truck November 14th, and was in hospital for two weeks until he went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 27th. Horacio was heavily involved in the church activities, assisting with the youth, leading the children’s ministry, and as the PE teacher at the school. His passing will be lamented, but there is no doubt that he is with our Lord and Saviour. Horacio is survived by his wife Luz Marina, and two children Jerson and Nayca. Please pray for strength for them as they continue to lead the children’s ministry.
Luz Marina and Horacio
Las cosas siguen bienes aqui a Capilla Calvario Managua. Desde la ultima vez, nos han visitado dos equipos de misioneros, y vinieron unos misioneros para quedarse mas tiempo.
El equipo guiado por Ed Clark vino desde Melbourne por una semana. Fue una bendicion tenerlos aqui. Ayudaron con muchos proyectos como pintar, etc.
Justo despues de que se fue el equipo, vino Matthew Helliwell desde Victoria, Canada. Matthew vino para ayudar con los ninos y jovenes. Matthew habla bien el espanol y tiene experiencia en misiones y con ninos. Ahora esta ayudando a la maestra de ingles y ayuda en muchas maneras, manejando el microbus, con la computadora, y cantando con el equipo de alabanza.
Al fin de septiembre, vino la familia Moore desde Farmington, New Mexico. Van a servirnos de muchas formas. John Moore fue co-pastor a Calvary Chapel Farmington. Ahora esta en clases de Espanol para ser efectivo en Nicaragua. Franny trabaja en casa, dando clases a Jadin y Cysco. Sabemos que Dios va a usar esa familia en gran manera aqui en Managua. Siguan orando que ellos pueden adaptarse a la vida aqui en Nicaragua.
Se esta terminando el ano escolar, como unos saben el horario es diferente que los estados. Asi que el ano que viene no vamos a ver a los de sexto grado pero vamos a tener unos nuevos en los otros grados. Por favor oren para los alumnos de sexto grado. Muchos van a secundarias cristianas, pero unos no, y las publicas no son buenas para ellos.
Recientemente, nuestro amigo y hermano Horacio Ernesto Barboza se fue con el senor. Horacio se choco con un carro el 14 de noviembre, y paso dos semanas en hospital en coma. Horacio fue un miembro muy activo en la iglesia. Fue maestro de educacion fisica en la escuela, encargado del ministerio de ninos, y ayudante con los jovenes. Guarda en oracion la familia Barboza.