The BEST Timing

Here’s a follow-up to our last post, Teaching Tool.  The below was recorded on April 6, 2018 in Ometepe Island, Nicaragua. The young man is Hilder, who teaches English for us in the under-served villages of Sintiope and Urbaite, where he lives. It was the first time he had seen and touched the computer donated to us in March.  Watch as he shares not only his gratitude but an amazing testimony about the BEST timing…

Ecclesiastes 3:1 “There is a season for everything, and a time for every event under heaven.” Eclesiastés 3:1 (NBLH) Todo Tiene su Tiempo “Hay un tiempo señalado para todo, y hay un tiempo para cada suceso[a] bajo el cielo”

 

 

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.

hilder's sobrinosThank You

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

Waiting

Waiting on others can be a challenge.  For instance, have you ever waited in a long line at the grocery store and the cashier is really slow at bagging, or even worse, she encounters a glitch with the computer system?  Sometimes you just want to scream about When the time is righthow much time we spent waiting on others.

As I grow older, I have learned to embrace these times as a gift to talk to Jesus or to find gratitude that I have two healthy legs to stand upright in a line in an air conditioned building (living in Florida is hot).

Recently though, my patience has been challenged with slower-than-expected progress on our plans to build our mission house on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua.   Luckily, I was able to take step back and remind myself that I am NOT in control of this process — He’s in charge!  Knowing this is so comforting to me.  Whether you are waiting to hear from someone about your next job, medical test results or delivery of a promise, when the time is right…the Lord will make it happen.

The smallest family will become a thousand people, and the tiniest group will become a mighty nation. At the right time, I, the LORD, will make it happen.
– Isaiah 60:22