Wow! How is it already mid-June?! This year is racing by, and all of us at Relationships for Christ Ministries are left standing in awe of what God has done in these past six months.
As most of you know, this year marked the beginning of construction on Project Samuel Nicaragua. At the end of January, the well was completed and will produce sufficient water for the needs of the project! For us, this well not only meets a physical need of the community, but represents the “living water” that will be given to our children and their families that live in the community surrounding Project Samuel. It was a long process that required much patience, but God knew what he was doing all along. In March, Chris and Timothy went down to install the electric pump and finish construction on the well shed; this shed houses the pump and is used for tool storage. It was the very first building at Project Samuel Nicaragua, and we couldn’t have completed it without you. Thank you for believing in us, and the vision God gave us to serve “at-risk” children around the world!
Just a week ago, we led a mission team to Project Samuel to hold a Vacation Bible School and the program was an enormous success! We hosted many of the children from the surrounding community and school and taught them the stories of Noah and Joseph and what it means to be saved through Christ. Thanks to The Grove Church,they received their very own New Testament, which for many of these kids, was the first book they have ever owned. Due to a few timely contributions in the weeks leading up to our trip, the team was also able to begin construction on the first staff house! There was something about digging the foundation by hand that gave all of us renewed excitement and energy! While construction funds have come in a bit slower than what we anticipated,God is moving and there is progress. We ask that you be in prayer with us during this construction phase of Project Samuel Nicaragua, and consider partnering with us so that we can sooner impact the lives of children each and every day.
We have also partnered with another nonprofit, Ags for Orphans, who share the burden for “at-risk” children around the world. They have pledged to match funds for up to half the construction cost of a staff house at Project Samuel Nicaragua! If you know an Aggie who would love to give to this project, please point them in our direction or let us know so we can reach out to them!
We still have a trip coming up in October! If you’ve never been on a mission trip, or simply want to go and experience Project Samuel, please contact us at www.rfcmissions.org and we would love to get you on the field. Your life will truly never be the same.
Thank you all for your prayers and constant support. We are excited beyond words at what God is doing in our team and in countries around the world. Thanks to partners like you, together we are bringing hope to “at-risk” children around the world.