Reaching out to people who have not heard of or believe in Jesus Christ remains a priority for our synod and our Nicaraguan partner church. Making the job easier are three new missionaries, recent graduates. All are hard at work on new assignments.
Hector Morales began an outreach ministry in Matagalpa and Jinotega. God blessed his work and built congregations in both communities. The congregations then identified Immer Mantoya for the ministry. After graduation and ordination in March, Pastor Mantoya began serving both congregations. Relieved from his responsibilities, Morales can explore new mission opportunities in nearby villages.
Maximo Urroz first served the Leon region and two congregations were established in the barrios (quarters) of Maranonal and La Cartonera – thanks to the help of Lutheran Hour Ministries. With the ordination and installation of Pastor Henry Ramirez in both communities, Urroz will explore mission opportunities in surrounding communities.
Maximo Rufino and his wife were called to Granada in November, 2005. His assignment was to share the Gospel and by the working of the Spirit, gather together a community of believers. IN time, this community also identified one of their own to prepare for ministry. With the ordination of Pastor Guillermo Zuniga Missionary Maximo received a call to begin new work in Rivas.
Laines says he has 15 contact families in Rivas and looks forward to beginning a structured outreach program.