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 Managua


Sundays 9:15 a.m, 11:00 a.m.

Petra Balgüe


Sundays 10:00 a.m.

Petra Chinandega


Sundays 10:00 a.m.

Petra Mérida


Sundays 10:00 a.m.

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.

Mathew 28:19-20a ESV

Petra Matagalpa


Sundays 10:00 a.m.


What is Camp La Roca?

Camp La Roca is an 8 acre area located on the shores of Lake Nicaragua about two kilometers from the town of Balgue on Ometepe Island. Facilities have been built to accommodate large groups from the Petra churches in Nicaragua as well as to host international mission teams. La Roca is also part of an approximately 55 acre farm of which 42 acres are used for farming. This area is known as the Petra farm.

Purpose: Camp La Roca was formed to:

  • Train future pastors, leaders and church planters
  • To have a base location for church planting and community evangelism
  • To serve both national and international teams and individuals
  • To support pastor’s families and economically assist the Petra Nicaraguan churches
  • To be a gospel presence in the community

PLANTAR School of Ministry:

The PLANTAR School of Ministry and Discipleship provides Bible, theological, and ministerial classes and resources for men to be discipled and trained to become successful pastors, elders, deacons, and worship leaders

Vision 2025

VISION 2025:

The Vision is to plant 10 more churches in Nicaragua by 2025, in addition to the five churches already planted.

The goal is to properly equip pastors and church leaders in the Word of God, theology, spiritual formation, for them to gain the necessary tools for effective life-long ministry.

If God is calling you to support the vision 2025 and be part of what God is doing please click here.

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