Storytellers Abroad: Nicaragua, Day 1
Back in May, I was incredibly blessed with the opportunity to travel to Managua, Nicaragua with the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE) through their program “Storytellers Abroad”.
The mission: tell the stories of the missionaries and the incredible work they are doing in that area.
Many missionaries working abroad want to be able to effectively show how God is working in the hearts and lives of people around the globe, in a way that compels others to get involved and help further the mission of the Kingdom. But due to limited resources and not enough technical knowledge, they are unable to produce the quality projects they envision.
That was our job. As multi-media students, we spent over a week working with the missionaries and building relationships with them, their families, and the people that they pour into on a daily basis. It was an incredible, beautiful opportunity, and opened my eyes to so many things (see A Man And His Child).
Here are the photos from my first day in Nicaragua with my subject, Alvaro Ramirez:
Alvaro Ramirez and his wife, Erica, and their three children: (right to left) Natalia, Julia, and Eliezer.
The father featured in “A Man And His Child”.
Alvaro is not only a missionary, but also works as a van driver for Centro ABEM (the Nicaragua connection to ABWE) to help support his ministry and his family.
Sunday school at Alvaro’s church.
ESPN editor James Dockery serves as one of the Storytellers Abroad instructors.
He certainly has a way with people.
Some of the boys we met at a soccer game just outside ALvaro’s church in Tipitapa
And more children.
Spectators cheering on their friends. Soccer is a favorite past time.
James converses with one of the children involved in Alvaro and Erica’s ESL (English as a Second Language) ministry.
Either Lake Managua or Lake Nicaragua. Unfortunately I don’t remember which (although I’m pretty sure it’s Lake Managua).
Some of the huts near the lake.
Natalia and Julia Ramirez
The heart of Alvaro’s ministry in Tipitapa. Alvaro grew up in Tipitapa, and 2 years ago, God called him and his family back after living in America for 16 years.
After a full day of church, interviews, and photo shoots, we (Alvaro, James and I) stopped by a coconut stand at James’ enthusiastic request.
One’s just not enough.
James poses with the family that runs the stand. YOu could tell by their faces that James’ purchase of at least 5 coconuts.
Stay tuned for Day 2.
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