About Vinnie and Kate
Mission and Vision
God has given our family a history with, and a heart for, the people of Nicaragua, particularly the community of Tesoros de Dios: a center that exists to help children with disabilities reach their full potential. We are grateful to participate in this important and beautiful Kingdom work that God has been growing in Nicaragua as we serve this population that is among the most marginalized, stigmatized, and vulnerable in Nicaragua. We are excited and humbled by this opportunity to use the gifts and experiences God has given us in order to build up His Church and, through Christ, see all of His kids have a seat at His table.
Through our mission work, with the help of the Holy Spirit, we hope to pour the love of Christ into young and marginalized individuals in Nicaragua.
Vinnie will be working with the church outreach ministries of Tesoros de Dios to equip churches and pastors throughout Nicaragua in the area of disability ministry. In Managua alone, there are an estimated 140,000 individuals with disabilities (National Statistics and Census Institute of Nicaragua). Despite this number of people with disabilities, services and support for them is extremely limited. Tesoros de Dios is one of few centers or schools that serve children with disabilities, and one of the only holistic therapy and support centers in Managua. Beyond serving its over 130 students with disabilities at its beautiful campus on the west side of Managua, Tesoros de Dios's outreach ministry travels all over to partner-with and equip churches, schools, and communities towards becoming more accessible and inclusive of people with disabilities.
Kate will be working at Nicaragua Christian Academy's Nejapa campus, utilizing her teaching experience to invest in the next generation of Nicaraguan leaders: academically, cross-culturally and, most importantly, spiritually. Founded in 2004, NCA Nejapa is a growing school community that currently serves about 540 students, Kindergarten through 11th grade. Approximately 95% of these students come from Nicaraguan families, while the other 5% are primarily from international missionary families. Jakob and Josiah will also be students at NCA Nejapa.
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