March Update

Dear Family & Friends:
Thank you for your ongoing support and prayers for our ministry on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua. We’ve made great progress with our Guiding Pillars, and many families will be blessed thanks to your generosity. Our next trip to Nicaragua is scheduled for April 5.  Please follow us on Facebook or our blog, for real-time updates from the mission field. See below for our current progress, including some small ways you can help make a difference!
Love, T.J. and Rochelle Scott

Minds: Meet our local English Teacher

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Hilder

Thanks to your support, our ministry hired a local young man, Hilder, who loves the Lord and the English language.

He will prepare & teach English classes for a total 15 hours per week. Classes will be held Monday – Saturday to both young adults and children in the underserved towns of Urbaite and Sintiope.

We are in current need of a laptop computer, portable projector and projector replacement bulbs.  If you have any of these items used, or interested in donating specifically to this need, contact us today.

Bodies: “Eyes for Hope” Drive

readersDo you have extra reading or old prescription glasses?  There is a huge need for these items in Nicaragua.  Even if you don’t have a spare pair, most dollar stores carry readers. Rochelle will have a collection bin located at her Cocoa Beach yoga classes, or contact us to make arrangements.

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February was back-to-school time in Nicaragua. Your donations provided the mandatory uniforms & school supplies for the new school year to Yendri, Cindy, Anyel and Cristian (left-to-right).  Muchas gracias.

USA Project
We are pleased to share the news of our latest US-based effort.  OBGM is helping to facilitate the start of an urban ministry led by Ben & Abby Houck helping at-risk families in Brevard Country, FL.

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The Houck Family

Ben, Abby and their five children serve families and children twice weekly in several Section 8 communities. Many in these communities do not know from where their next meal will come, and suffer from decades of trauma and poverty.

We provide food, crafts, faith-based yoga, meditation and the love of Jesus Christ to these communities.  This effort aligns with our Guiding Pillars to prepare minds, bodies & spirts as one body of Christ.  If your heart is called to support Ben & Abby’s local efforts please contact us, and we will ensure your contributions get to them.

Sholarship Recipient
IMG_8015Wohoo! Julia Maria starts her 2nd year of foreign-language studies at the University of Managua (UNAN) on March 5. Our sponsorship provides Julia Maria with books, photocopies, transportation and food.  See our blog for Julia Maria’s story. Thank you!

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Amazon Wish List
We created another small way you can be the hands and feet of Jesus from the comfort of your home.  Visit our “wish list” on Amazon for items that support our ministry.

“SO IN CHRIST, WE WHO ARE MANY ARE ONE BODY, AND EACH MEMBER BELONGS TO ONE ANOTHER” – ROMANS 12:5

An Asking Story

One attribute that my mother instilled in me at an early age was “to be an indpedent woman.”  I suspect she was emulating the changing times of the 1970’s & 80’s, when women were claiming their independence in the workplace and in leadership roles throughout American culture. I am grateful for her encouragement, and it has shaped me into the strong person that I am today.

To have to ask for help, however, is not an easy task for me.  Stepping into the missionary world and walking in faith, I need to learn how to better embrace this.  From asking how to say a word in Spanish, or asking directions, or to asking sponsors for donations, I need to put my ego aside and remember “the ask” is really from Jesus and not for me.

This was the mindset we had to embrace when making this video, and as I prepare to go to Ometepe  November 25 – December 2.

John 14:13-14 (NIV)13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

Enoy the video below. Thank you for your support and continued prayers. Dios le bendiga!