Last year our partners in Nicaragua reported that over 1,000 children and adults accepted the Lord into their lives. Here’s one of those stories from our partners in the Northern Nicaragua Initiative.
Eleven year old Maria Mercedes Rodriguez accepted Christ through the church feeding program at Campamento de Dios Church (God Camp). The program started with just 15 children and today has grown to serving 120 kids. The church is reaching families for Christ through their feeding program and children like Maria have played a very important role in making God’s work possible.
After attending the feeding program for a few months, Maria brought her two siblings. Both of the children showed signs of severe anemia and malnourishment. The feeding program has made their bodies healthier and they are receiving the message of salvation from the church. God’s work in the children of the Rodriguez family brought their parents to Campamento de Dios church as well. After many years of living together unwed, the couple was officially married and baptized.
Today, each member of the Rodriguez family is serving the Lord and their community; they help cook the food for the feeding program, and they even offer their own home to operate a second feeding program for their church.