Nicaragua Mission Trip
$1,600 of $5,000 goal
This ministry has been growing steadily for the past 10 years ever since the Lathrops followed God's calling and moved to Nicaragua to be full time missionaries. They now host teams throughout the year on their stunning pineapple farm. Through this farm they are able to support local Nicaraguans and gain priceless relationships with people from both Nicaragua and the US.
Our group will be participating in a construction project on the farm, home visits in the community, as well as visiting the school and hospital in the capital of Managua, all while building relationships and sharing the love of Christ! Our biggest goal with this trip is to help support the Pineapples of Peace ministry, serve the people of Nicaragua and grow together in fellowship. We know that God has called us to share His heart with the world and believe a quick trip of friends can turn in to a beautiful representation of Christ at work.
Members of our team:
Jessica Davis (York, SC)
Noel Griffin (Columbia, SC)
Gracie and Reed Lathrop (York, SC)
Morgan Barrentine (York, SC)
Zach Satterfield (Charleston, SC)
Sarah Bailey (Columbia,SC)
Rachel Teft (Columbia, SC)
**This page is to raise funds that will be split among the group. If you are interested in supporting an individual specifically please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
A few facts about Nicaragua and the Pineapples of Peace Ministry:
-Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the western hemisphere behind Haiti.
-Unemployment is estimated to be about 70%.
-Third world means children still die from diarrhea & pneumonia, the country lacks basic infrastructure like roads, bridges, sewer & water.
-Los Rios is a small rural community about 40 minutes outside the capital city of Managua.
-Pineapples of Peace is a 25 acre farm that produces coffee, pineapple, bananas, plantains, coconuts & dragon fruit. The goal is for the farm to provide jobs and a salary to people in the Los Rios community.
-In the last 2 years the Pineapples of Peace ministry built the first bathrooms in the Los Rios school.
-Pineapples of Peace has also contributed towards the construction of 5 local churches and has built approximately 20 homes in the Los Rios community.
-In addition to hosting teams at the farm, Pineapples of Peace also hosts & provide pastoral training, leadership development, youth training, language classes, national church retreats and mission conferences.