Thursday, November 20, 2008

Building the Wall

The security wall at the LifeLink Ministry Base in Ciudad Sandino, just outside of Managua, is nearing completion.

For almost one year we've been working, raising funds and building the 10 foot high security wall. Constructed of heavy block cut from the Nicaragua ground, the front portions of the wall are metal tubing as will be the main entrance gates. Because of the area the ministry base is located in and because of safety issues with children and staff, the security wall is a necessity.

Thanks to all who have partnered together with us in the "wall project". May God richly bless you many times over!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Educating Nicaragua's Children

Part of the vision of LifeLink International is to bring quality, first class Christian education to some of the poorest of the poor children in Nicaragua. Along with education we're working to instill a hope of not only a life in Jesus Christ, but a hope of life above poverty (living in a one room shack with dirt floors, outside facilities and no clean water) to a bright future destined for greatness.

Already we have 65 first graders meeting daily on the grounds of the LifeLink Ministry Base in Ciudad Sandino. Although our facilities are far from being completed, these first graders are thrilled to have a clean, safe place to learn and play. The children can run and play in a fresh oasis - a field of green grass with trees and flowers and no trash strewn about. They are being hugged, loved and encouraged each day by our LifeLink missionary team.

There is still so much work yet to do in order to complete the education facility and kitchen, where each child will receive a healthy hot meal each day.Our vision is strong, our passion is great, and our hearts are full of God's love for these forgotten children who live each and every day in a world of filth and hardship we can hardly imagine.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Welcome Issac David

We welcome the newest addition to the LifeLink Int'l family.

Issac David was born to proud parents Gerald and Doribel Hernández on September 9th in Managua, Nicaragua. Issac David was welcomed home by big brother Jeffery.

Gerald and Doribel have worked with LifeLink Int'l - Nicaragua for five years and have been on staff for two years.Doribel and Gerald work alongside LifeLink missionaries Ben and Susan Estanislao at the LifeLink Ministry Base in Ciudad Sandino. Together they oversee the weekly children's ministry,feeding program and building construction.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Fresh Water Well at the LifeLink International Ministry Base

Pictured is the well drilling team working at the LifeLink Ministry Base in Nicaragua. After two attempts at drilling, and even having a pipe hung in the well shaft, we finally hit strong water at around 200 feet. The next step is to build a well house with pump that will allow us to have water on demand. We can't begin to express our appreciation to all who partnered together with us to make this well dig a reality. Instead of having to drink and wash in dirty, and even contaminated water, we can now offer healthy water straight from the "River of Life." Fresh, clean water will change the lives of people living all around the base, and especially the many children being ministered to each week by the LifeLink missionary team.