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24th Jun 2014
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because we’re happy! Photo Booth fun at HCN

EA photo booth – Happy from EA Nicaragua on Vimeo.   Learn more about our kiddos and how you can get to know them HERE.

04th May 2014
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update on the kiddos!

Greetings from Nicaragua!   I hope this note finds you and your families well! The El Ayudante team wanted to send you an update on the activities of the children...

03rd Feb 2014
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Mt. Sinai | A New Identity

Old Loneliness (Vieja Soledad) is not the most welcoming name. Yet, for about 65 years, this was the self-chosen identity for a community in the periphery of Quezalguaque. During the...

31st Dec 2013
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More than a symbol

Meet Jesús. At a time in El Ayudante’s life when finances were tight, staff was overworked, and the future held many questions, Jesús and his brother, Franklin, were brought to...

19th Nov 2013
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communion through prison doors

...And is this not—at least in part—the meaning of Communion? It is a time for each of us to extend our hands and hearts beyond the spiritual, emotional, and physical prisons that every human experiences in order to remember what it is to feel something genuinely good and true and beautiful.And is this not—at least in part—the meaning of Communion? It is a time for each of us to extend our hands and hearts beyond the spiritual, emotional, and physical prisons that every human experiences in order to remember what it is to feel something genuinely good and true and beautiful....

22nd Aug 2013
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Apron Ministry

A big thank you to Julie Downes and the rest of the Auburn UMC team for bringing this beautiful ministry to Nicaragua. You all truly blessed the ladies of Mt. Sinai! ...

31st Jul 2013
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Tomas Borjes is rich in hope and love

As I look back over the past eight weeks that I have spent here in Nicaragua, I am amazed by a lot of things, but mostly by the people. I...

15th Jul 2013
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a smile that lights up a room

The Special Needs School in Leon is a favorite spot for many teams that come to serve with El Ayudante.  A group from Grace United Methodist Church in Tampa, Florida,...

20th Jun 2013
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prisoners and dignitaries

Prisoners and Dignitaries | Fayette Presbyterian serving prisoners and their families When Fayette Presbyterian team came to El Ayudante last year they visited the prison and were greatly impacted by...

06th Jun 2013
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we are a family

We Are a Family | A story of child sponsorship In 2005, my wife, Keila and I moved to Tennessee after I had been serving as a missionary for five...

01st Mar 2013
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safety, comfort and luxury

Long days. Yesterday was a long day. It was a day where the power was turned off at 7:30am and didn’t come on again until 6:00pm. Those are the days...

01st Feb 2013
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created in jesus to do really good things

Hung on the wall behind the table where teams meet to share daily meals is a simple frame containing a picture of Leon with the verse from Ephesians, “We are...

01st Oct 2012
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stories of hardship met with pure faith

Luke 8: 40-55 I’d like to tell you two faith and healing stories from our recent week in Nicaragua.  Like the stories in Luke, these stories also involve two women,...

04th Aug 2012
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leandra does research

This summer I had the pleasure of spending six weeks in Nicaragua working with El Ayudante. During my six weeks, I spent a good deal of my time conducting research...

01st Jul 2012
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kate’s first letter

This is my first time being able to tell you about what God has been doing here this summer. My name is Kate Sudduth, and I am the new Mission...

23rd Mar 2012
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what teams are saying

As Holy Week (or Semana Santa) approaches, 2012 is finally giving the staff at El Ayudante a few weeks to rest since team after team from January through March. Things...