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Christian Mission Trips to
Nicaragua

Serving Communities in
Central America for Jesus

Nicaragua Ministry

Mission Work & Impact

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God is so for us and He’s ready to ignite us into our callings. Imagine Rocky (we know, old reference!) jumping around the ring, getting hype, yelling,

“Let’s do this! You ready!?”,

But the question is… are we ready?

We get so lost in ourselves sometimes that we miss the blessings of a God who wants to lavish us in His love. ​​

So if you’ve been waiting for the sign – here it is. Jump in with us and let’s head to Nicaragua!

Check out one of our main partners at Reap Granada, and let’s see what God wants to do!

Life on a Nicaragua Mission Trip

What does ministry look like in Nicaragua?

Our partner, Reap Granada hosts sports leagues for soccer, kickball, softball, volleyball and basketball with a vision to share the Gospel after the games. The ultimate heart behind the programs is to create relationships through sports and then nurture the friendships with discipleship classes and invite them to love Jesus! It’s a beautiful outreach that connects with the community and provides a safe place for families to gather.


Here’s a sneak peek at some potential ministry opportunities besides the sports outreach:

  • Impactful evangelism and discipleship
  • Visiting jails and hospitals
  • Participating in prayer walks
  • Street evangelism
  • Assist with farming projects
  • Leading worship and Bible studies
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Here’s what ministry in Guatemala could look like:

  • Spreading the Word
    Partner hand in hand with devoted local believers who desire to see the name of Jesus made known among the nations!
  • Youth Outreach
    Build impactful connections with local youth, contributing to initiatives that combat gang violence, while developing friendships with the families connected to our soccer academy outreach.
  • Community Initiatives
    Join our efforts in church planting, join in on intimate worship with the Lord, and inspiring mentorship, all working together to tackle the challenge of fatherlessness and create lasting impact.
  • Social Welfare
    You’ll not only participate in feeding programs and maybe even help plant a prayer garden, but you’ll also venture into the heart of remote villages to serve and love folks!
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Straight from the field

“He’s diving into these places of my heart that I didn’t know existed. He’s asking tough questions and it’s breaking me in half but I’m more alive in dying to myself, than I ever was in living. I’ve been mad and confused, felt fiercely loved and ferociously fought for. I’ve depended on Him more than I’ve depended on breathing and I can’t get enough. It’s crazy good and if this is just a taste of what the rest of our lives look like loving Jesus back then I’m in.”

Giving away my water for a water fight, this is ministry.
Playing “don’t let the balloon touch the floor,” this is ministry.
Learning Spanish, this is ministry.
Helping the ladies pick mangoes from random trees on the street, this is ministry.
Teaching English, this is ministry.
Planning 6:30am workouts, this is ministry.
Sorting the produce donations on Monday mornings, this is ministry.
Handing out aguapanela con pan, this is ministry.
Leading the women’s ministry lesson, this is ministry.
Eating raw potatoes with a new friend, this is ministry.
Playing no hands in the back of the cargo truck, this is ministry.
Hugging people good morning, this is ministry.
Dancing with kids, this is ministry.
Anything you do to love and live like Jesus, this is ministry.
 

Your ministry is where you are, it’s how you represent Jesus, it’s how you love others, it’s how you treat others, your life is ministry- if you let Jesus work in you and through you.

Let every moment of your life be a moment to serve Jesus and serve others. 


Let your life be a ministry that reflects Jesus and the salvation He offers each one of us.”


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Meet our partners in Nicaragua

Throughout the years, we’ve worked alongside key partners who are making a huge impact in Nicaragua. Here are a few that you may meet while serving with us.
  • REAP Granada

    REAP Granada

    REAP Granada serves as our base in Nicaragua which works to build relationships with locals and host and disciple teams that come through. REAP Granada focuses on discipleship and relationship in local neighborhoods. They use different “touch points” as ways to build valuable relationships in the community which include sports leagues, jail ministry, Bible studies, hospital visits, working on farms and at the local community center. Teams will participate in these activities and help cultivate a strong, sustainable community by integrating faith into every aspect of life.

  • Cicrin

    Cicrin

    Meet Cicrin Ministry and the daily host Helen! Cicrin is both a children’s home and a school. Helen has worked with the children of Nicaragua for many years. Her vision is to support the children on the island of Ometepe through providing for their basic needs and education. The teams who join Cicrin live on the base and help with various activities and programs.

  • Lovepala

    Lovepala

    Palacaguina Christian Academy is a bilingual Christian school nestled in a small, green mountainside, on the northeast side of Palacaguina, Nicaragua. As the only bilingual school in the region, PCA prepares their students for better employment and opportunities for the future. Palacaguina Christian Academy is also home to a library and serves the community through events, Bible studies, and college courses.

  • Light and Salt Ministries

    Light and Salt Ministries

    Meet Tara and her husband, Alex! Tara and Alex run a supplementary education program for boys in their mountain town. The goal of the program is to disciple, train, and empower young Nicaraguans to break their cycle of mental, spiritual, and physical poverty. The program includes Bible study, devotionals, prayer, breakfast and lunch, computer skills, homework tutoring, educational activities, fine arts, educational field trips, sports, poverty relief missions, morals and ethical mentorship, and more.

Upcoming Nicaragua Mission Trips

These trips help make a difference in Nicaragua by serving alongside local ministries. You can join them!

Expedition Routes to Nicaragua

Currently No Expedition Routes are Launching to This Country.

Gap Year Routes to Nicaragua

Semesters Routes to Nicaragua

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Nicaragua Country Overview

Nicaragua, they call it “The Land of Lakes and Volcanoes,” and trust us, it’s got some insane natural beauty. We’re talking lush rainforests, epic highlands, and beaches that are straight out of a postcard. But for a lot of Nicaraguans, life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s more like hopelessness, addiction, poverty, and destitution are in the mix. It’s the poorest nation in Central America. One in four Nicaraguans is either starving or dealing with malnutrition, and some communities are literally scavenging for scraps in city dumps just to get by. But guess what? We’re here to do life alongside these beautiful people and let ’em know they’re seen, loved, and not forgotten by anyone, especially not by God.  We’re teaming up with REAP Granada and local churches to make a real impact. Think sports ministry, community development, reaching out to folks in prison and hospitals, and diving deep into Bible studies. We’re bringing the love, and we want you to be a part of it!
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Culture

Shaking hands is the customary greeting in business settings in Nicaragua. In casual settings, people may greet each other with a hug and kiss, but foreigners are not expected to do this.

Punctuality is not highly valued in Nicaragua, and most people will often be late by a half hour or more.

Nicaragua has a very traditional culture. Women need to dress very modestly and not hold extended eye contact with men. Christians don’t drink, smoke, use profanity, innuendos, or engage in PDA.
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Explore

Take a wild sandboard excursion down Cerro Negro Volcano.

Go explore Ometepe Island in southwest Nicaragua.

Spend a day exploring the colonial-era city of Granada. Get a taste for the rich culture and beauty of Nicaragua by trying premium Nicaraguan chocolate at the chocolate museum, going shopping in the local markets, and visiting historical sites.

For a relaxing day off, spend a day on the beach—on either the Atlantic or the Pacific ocean.

Go ziplining over Mombacho Volcano in Granada!

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