The closer someone draws nearer to God, the more they realize that our
God is passionate about the lost. Not only is he passionate about the
lost, he has a cure for them, HIS WORD! So that puts us in a place, do
we obey or disobey? Every Christian is called, not everyone is called to
go to a different country, but witnessing is a command, not a "gift",
so we ask how have you been a witness lately? Abigale and I are called
to go to Nicaragua, we are in the transition of going there . . . ABWE
started an organization in Nicaragua called International Church
Planters (ICP). ICP trains Nicaraguan pastors to become church planters.
Over the last 6 years more than 30 churches have been started in an
area that has no light in it.
Since Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the western hemisphere,
the pastors that the ABWE missionaries help train to plant churches
cannot be solely supported by those church plants. God has equipped
Jordan to know a variety of vocational skills such as auto-mechanics,
computer networking, and carpentry. Jordan wants to teach these pastors
some of these skills so they can get jobs to support their family in
addition to pastoring their church. Jordan does not want these pastors
to be burdened with financial hardship. It is my earnest prayer for
every pastor to be financially self-supported so that they can focus on
sheparding their church, not on what his family's next meal is. I want
the Nicaraguan people to see God's unconditional love in me.
Abigale plans to stay at home and raise our beautiful children in the
Lord. She is also a registered nurse. Nicaraguans aren't very health
literate. Due to its extreme poverty, many pathways of diseases are
never addressed, resulting in high morbidity and mortality. She desires
to form relationships with Nicaraguans by teaching common health
practices to increase quality of life. There are two other health
trained missionaries who also share this same passion. From that
teaching relationship, hopefully trust is established. From there, she
along with others wants to share with them who Jesus Christ is and what
He did for them. She then wants to connect them with evangelical pastors
and their churches. These evangelical pastors are currently being
trained through other ministries through ABWE. It is her earnest prayer
that every village in Nicaragua hears the gospel of Jesus Christ, and
that they see the reflection of God in her.
Only let your manner of life be worthy of the Gospel of Christ, so that
whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are
standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the
faith of the gospel.
Philippians 1:27 ESV