Information and Spiritual Need
Nicaragua is the poorest country in Central America.
Nicaragua is a country of 6.2 million people that is bordered by Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south. Nicaragua has had decades of war, abuses, natural disasters, and social chaos. Additionally, it is the poorest country in Central America and the second poorest in the Western hemisphere. However, just providing for short term physical needs will not make an eternal change. A Nicaraguan’s first need is to understand the Gospel.
Nicaragua is in dire need of the truth of the Gospel.
Throughout Nicaragua, from Managua to small rural communities, they honor patron saints selected from the Roman Catholic calendar with annual fiestas. The high point of Nicaragua’s religious calendar for the masses is neither Christmas or Easter, but La Purísima, a week of festivities in early December dedicated to the Virgin Mary. There are many people who call themselves Christian in the country, but they do not understand what Christianity means. The Reformation never came to Latin America so there is much need for sound biblical teaching. Most churches teach that you gain salvation through good deeds, rather than through Christ alone. Nicaragua needs the truth of the Gospel and churches planted focused on the supremacy of Jesus Christ.
Petra Nicaragua Churches and Camp La Roca
There are currently five Petra church plants in Nicaragua: in Managua, Matagalpa, Chinandega, and Balgue and Merida on Ometepe Island. Additionally, there is the La Roca Camp and Farm on Ometepe Island that supports the various Petra ministries as well as hosts national and international teams, training times, and retreats. New evangelism projects are beginning in East Managua and Masaya in 2022.
Click the links below to learn more about each location!
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.-Matthew 28:19