Ryan Graydon is a member of the World Race through AIM (Adventures In Missions). Read on to hear about his time in Nicaragua!
In June, Team Catalizador partnered with Vision
Nicaragua in Chinandega near the Pacific Coast. VN
seeks to bring the fullness of the Gospel of the
Kingdom of God in the poorest country in Central
America through preaching the Word of God and
applying practical strategies to reconcile all the Nicas’
relationships back to God: with God, with self, with
others, and with the rest of creation.
VN works closely with the people in the nearby village
of Bethel and with Pastor Antonio in Chinandega.
Pastor Antonio is the leader of the evangelical ministry
performing house visits in the surrounding villages and
organizing meetings for the youth to connect them
with each other and with God.
Early in VN’s ministry, it pursued microfinance to
provide jobs in the community through a block-making
business, a bike repair shop, and an American clothes
store. Unfortunately, various adverse situations
prevented these businesses from being successful in
the long run. However, today VN employs almost 30
Nicas, over twice the original employment goal,
providing sustainable incomes and a community for
Christian discipleship. Read more about VN’s ministry
on their website at www.visionnicaragua.org.
Thanks for joining us in ministry, Ryan!