Amid a sociopolitical crisis that has crippled the Nicaraguan economy, the Lord has sustained the work on the ground through faithful leaders, willing to suffer for His name.
Central America Project has…
5 Different Nicaraguan States
4 Modules Completed
In October 2017, Catalyst Missions began a new project in Central America. The Nicaragua project was birthed out of a need in this central American country for deep gospel roots. Although the gospel is most certainly present in Nicaragua, the opportunities for theologically and methodologically precise training are scarce. We have been overwhelmed by the thirst for education and the pervasive need for training to help equip pastors and disciples for the establishment of healthy churches and the multiplication of new church plants so that we will “no longer have any room for work in these regions” (Romans 15:23).
Catalyst conducted 2 trainings in 2019 as well as weekly mentorship of students in 5 different sedes through our regional coordinators. Through difficulty, the Lord has continued this work. We see the fruit of the labor in churches established in sound doctrine who are capturing a vision to reach lostness, disciples being multiplied across Nicaragua, and saints suffering with joy as they fill up the afflictions of Christ (Col. 1:24).
By God’s grace, Catalyst plans to continue the work with this first cohort group in 2020. The goal is to conduct 3 trainings in our central site, send regional coordinators for weekly discipleship with every student, and make preparation for Catalyst’s second cohort training group in Nicaragua. We are already beginning to track a downline of discipleship and a growing number of pastors and disciples investing themselves in the training.
We believe that this training will serve as a sending ground to all Nicaragua much like what Paul accomplished with his disciples in the hall of Tyrannus: “(Paul) withdrew from them and took away the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus. This took place for two years, so that all who lived in Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks” (Acts 19:9-10).
NICARAGUA IMPACT STORY
While teaching through the first module of Old Testament Survey in Managua, Pastor Luis noted that this training offered him the opportunity for the first time to see Jesus in all of the Scriptures. He was amazed! This introduction to right doctrine and interpretation of the Bible was immediately reproduced as he returned to pastor his congregation. We praise God for these stories of His grace.