STORIES ARCHIVE: 02, 2016

NICARAGUA AND WISCONSIN: A 15-YEAR PARTNERSHIP

AUTHOR: Dan Bickel, Wisconsin District Superintendent | CATEGORY: #Uncategorized | POSTED Feb 29, 2016

Coming of Age When a girl reaches the age of 15 in Nicaragua, there is a huge celebration called quinceañera. It is a birthday party on steroids—announcing and celebrating the moving of a girl from childhood into young adulthood. On January 31, 2016, Nicaragua and the Wisconsin District had a quinceañera that celebrated The Wesleyan […]

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THE WESLEYAN CHURCH OF NICARAGUA’S COMING-OF-AGE

AUTHOR: Mike Knox, missionary to Nicaragua | CATEGORY: #Uncategorized | POSTED Feb 29, 2016

In 2002, in the early days of the Nicaragua-Wisconsin partnership, I had the privilege of participating in a pastors’ training event. Our interaction was stilted by delays as each side waited for the translator to convert Spanish to English and English to Spanish. But I will never forget one particular moment when no translation was […]

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JUMP-START A CULTURE OF PRAYER

AUTHOR: A Global Partners missionary* to the Nune people | CATEGORY: #Uncategorized | POSTED Feb 29, 2016

The group steadily hiked around the little mountain protruding from the middle of our city, often referred to as the second Mecca. Convinced that Jesus is stronger than the strongman, we had engaged in a seven-day Joshua-style march around this spiritual stronghold. For six days the group had made the one-hour hike around the mountain […]

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