The protests and violence continues in Nicaragua where the violence has finally arrived in Puerto Cabezas where the New Life Church plants are located. For about 10 days there were reports of government forces firing into streets packed with people marching to demand the ouster of Daniel Ortega resulting in several deaths and many injured. No one in the church plants were injured and there was no damage to any of the church property. We are told that the calm has returned to Puerto Cabezas as talks have begun between the government and representatives of the people while there remains serious violence and reported deaths in the capital of Managua and near-by communities. A team of seven people from the Los Guido church is scheduled to leave July 3rd to spend a week in Puerto Cabezas. A decision to cancel this trip has not been made at this point as the situation is closely monitored and the team and the church pray for wisdom. Please PRAY with us for wisdom, to understand God's will, and for God's protection. Pictures and latest news on the CLFCR Facebook page.
The team was ready to leave tomorrow for Puerto Cabezas but a decision has been made to cancel this trip for now due to increased warnings of violence. The team looks forward to making the trip at a later date as the Lord allows. Thank you for praying for the team and for praying for peace in Nicaragua.
Please PRAY for Jessica, a member of the New Life Church Los Guido, as it has been confirmed that she has cancer. The surgery that the doctors say that she desperately needs has been scheduled and canceled serval times for more than a year. The next scheduled date for this surgery is June 22.
The surgery scheduled for June 22 was not performed due to scheduling too many surgeries and, therefore, not having enough time. She was not given a new date for the surgery.
La Finca is the CLFCR international ministry base located in Los Guido, Costa Rica. Please PRAY for God's protection as a court case against the property is slowly making its way through the Costa Rica system of justice. Read a summary of this ongoing drama with La Finca here.
Please PRAY about the need for a house to be built on the property where the Puerto Cabezas church is located where a family would be able to live and care for the church and property similar to what is at La Finca in Costa Rica.
Praise God that offerings have begun to come in to draw up plans and and begin to take steps to start the foundation on the house. We have faith that God will meet this need in the months ahead!
PRAY for safety and God's protection. The gospel is being shared and discipleship is taking place in dangerous areas known for serious violence.
UPDATED July 3, 2018
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