Stories

  • March 18, 2020

    United in Prayer

    Pastoring a church can be lonely, hard work—but the Nehemiah Center, a Resonate Global Mission partner in Nicaragua, is bringing pastors together for prayer and support that’s shaping ministry.

    Heavy Burdens of Leadership

    Adolfo and Martha are pastors of the Central Church of God in Chinandega, Nicaragua. They lead a compassion ministry at their church, and Adolfo also oversees 30 other churches in his region that are part of his denomination.

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  • March 12, 2020

    Small Books Were a Big Answer to Prayer in Nicaragua

    Thanks to a recent donation of children’s books, kids at Nicaragua Christian Academy (NCA) in Nejapa are getting excited about reading—and Resonate Global Mission missionary Susan Benthem said it’s a big answer to prayer. 

    Out with the Old

    Susan and her husband Jared serve with Resonate in Nicaragua, where Susan works as an academic dean at NCA Nejapa. Earlier this year, she noticed the books in the school library were getting old.

    “Kids weren’t really checking them out,” said Susan. Kids weren’t reading.

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  • February 20, 2020

    Healing Hearts

    "Working with pain on our heart is really difficult," said Daniel, a pastor who works with the Nehemiah Center, a Resonate Global Mission partner in Nicaragua. "Sometimes pastors ... they are afraid to show that they are weak because they are the pastor."

    But pastors working with the Nehemiah Center are witnessing God use painful memories and experiences to help heal their hearts.

     

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  • February 19, 2020

    Finding Hope in the Lord

    Ever since the social political crisis shook Nicaragua in April 2018, people have been living in pain. But pastors working with the Nehemiah Center, a Resonate Global Mission partner, are witnessing God use painful memories and experiences to draw people near to him. 

    Feeling Trapped in Pain

    The crisis in Nicaragua traumatized a lot of people. People were killed or wounded in violent protests and differing ideologies caused rifts in relationships. People looked to Lourdes, pastor of Getsemani Assemblies of God in Leon, for guidance. 

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  • February 12, 2020

    Healthy Marriage, Healthy Ministry

    After 10 years of marriage, Gerardo and Karla started to feel distant from each other. But then Resonate Global Mission missionaries Steve and Kim Holtrop invited them to a marriage retreat. The couple learned firsthand how a healthy marriage can help make for a healthy ministry.

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