Local Church Initiatives

Preventing Vulnerable Children From Becoming Orphans

Believing the Local Church is the Hope of the World and realizing we could prevent children from ever becoming “orphans,” we began our first feeding programs in the community of Nueva Vida in 2005. By feeding the children we are able to share the good news of Jesus Christ with them, and make it possible for families living in extreme poverty to stretch their resources a little further, thus keeping families in tact.

In 2008, we began a strategic partnership with Stop Hunger Now, which allowed us to expand to serving 750 children from multiple church locations across Nicaragua. Over the years, God has opened many doors, and we have grown from a handful of simple “feeding programs” to 204 Local Church Initiatives throughout Nicaragua. A Local Church Initiative (LCI) empowers the local church to reach its community for Christ through holistic tools (food, nutrition, health, hygiene, and spiritual tools). We work closely with our network of pastors to develop their leadership skills and work towards self-sufficiency of their individual programs.

At the close of 2016, we are serving and preventing over 22,000 children from becoming social orphans through our 241 Local Church Initiatives.

Phase 2 – Life Changing Local Church Initiatives

We currently work with 56 LCIs serving 7,200 children at the Life Changing Level.

Phase 2 Life Changing Local Church Initiatives – empower the local church to reach its community for Christ through these life changing holistic tools and CORE SERVICES:

Food & Nutrition Health Hygiene Leadership Development Spiritual Development
850 Calorie Meals Bi-annual Health Assessments Hand Washing Quarterly Training Storyboards
Nutritionist Created Menus for Optimal Nutritional Benefit Quarterly Acute Medical Check-ups Hygiene Training Global Leadership Summit Other Tools
Vitamin and Soy Fortified Rice Deworming Treatments Sanitary Cooking Procedures    
Nutritional Training for cooks and children Vitamin A and Multi-vitamins Utensils/Tables/Chairs    
 Secure Storage and Protection of Food Clean Water Dental Care Kits and Training    
Pregnant Mothers and Infant Care
Education/Support (Click here to learn more)
Shoes    

 

Primary Partnerships

Orsini HealthcarestopHungerPartnervitaminPartnercolgatePartner

Soles 4 Soulskidsaroundtheworldorphanspromise


Phase 1 – Life Saving Local Church Initiatives

Phase 1 Life Saving LCIs – empower the local church to reach its community for Christ. We are currently working with 163 Phase 1 LCIs serving 16,200 children with these life saving holistic tools and CORE SERVICES:

Food & Nutrition Health Hygiene Leadership Development Spiritual Development
Vitamin and Soy Fortified Rice Deworming Treatments Dental Care Kits Quarterly Training Storyboards
Secure Storage and Protection of Food Vitamin A Shoes Global Leadership Summit  

 

Primary Partnerships

feedPartnercolgatePartnervitaminPartnersolePartner

stopHungerPartnerkidsaroundtheworld


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