This spring, The Lakeway Church is putting together a team to go on a short-term mission trip to support an organization called FundaCristo in Nicaragua. If God puts this on your heart, we would love for you to prayerfully consider applying for this trip. The application can be found here.
The Lakeway Church is eager to take the light of the gospel to the spiritually darkest places and to the most desperately needy people of the nations beyond our borders. In this pursuit, we are excited to partner with organizations like FundaCristo who shine the light of the gospel, bringing hope to a dark place.
FundaCristo runs a ministry to children outside of Managua in an area called Cristo Rey. This is a community of about 10,000 people that is located adjacent to a large trash dump. Many of the people who live there attempt to make a living by sorting through the garbage to find, repurpose, or sell any items that they can. The primary ministry of FundaCristo is a school in Cristo Rey that is working to change the community by providing children future opportunity and hope through education and a relationship with Jesus.
On this trip, team members will help with a variety of activities according to gifting. We hope to put together a VBS for the students in addition to helping with whatever building projects are being worked on at the time. There is significant need for anyone skilled in dentistry, people with medical expertise, and those with experience in construction. However, no special skills are needed to apply! We will fit in opportunities for people to use their talents and gifting in any ways that are beneficial to the FundaCristo ministry (e.g. a hair stylist might give haircuts, or a basketball enthusiast might help to host a sports camp). We will stay in a casita located next to the home of the missionaries who run FundaCristo, and we will eat meals at the casita, at restaurants in the city, and on the FundaCristo compound.
More information about FundaCristo can be found on their website at https://fundacristo.com/
Our team leader, Jerry Schmeil (email@example.com), would be excited to tell you more about the trip or answer any questions you might have.