are considered in the context of overall strategies which have the intention of changing lives and the tenor of communities. Principles which are fundamental to our ministry to Nicaragua are:
We serve under the authority of and in close partnership with government/national institutions.
Nationals determine their vision/priorities for their communities and institutions. El Ayudante provides financial and human resource in support.
Ministry is sustained and holistic.
Developing and cultivating personal relationships while we serve is our greatest pleasure!
Ministry priorities from January through August 2012
Renovations/repairs of classrooms at the Leon Special Needs School
Teams will serve high need locations identified by the Ministry of Health (MINSA) located in the Department of Leon, the children/families of El Ayudante Family Enrichment Center, and the staff of El Ayudante.
Personnel will serve in the El Ayudante Clinic located on campus.
Surgeons can serve in HEODRA, the university hospital, and conduct seminars with interns prior to surgeries.
Professionals are encouraged to conduct classes on health related issues in community centers, schools, and public health posts.
Medical and non-medical teams are encouraged to bring much needed meds for distribution to Ministry of Health Public Clinics primarily serving poor, rural communities.
Provision of basic school supplies to schools in target communities---El Jardincito/Pablo Morales, Carlos Fonseca, Trapichito, La Majada, and Ruben Dario
Classroom instruction in math, art , and science (experiments) in target communities
Teacher training for educators in the Department of Leon
Provision of Bibles/study materials for churches
Pastor and lay leader training in churches
Teaching Truth to children in Bible School settings
Defining character and integrity beginning in the church while taking advantage of all public forums
National Police---training seminars, encouragement luncheons for officers and their families, contribution to National Police Children’s Christmas Fund, medical clinics for officers and their families
Equipping families through El Ayudante Family Enrichment Center