Signed, Sealed, Delivered…

We want to say a HUGE thank you once again to all of you who helped us complete the purchase of the Club Esperanza property!  It was absolutely amazing to see the Lord work through all of you to help us to secure this property for the children and families we have worked with for all these years from La Chureca.  Thank you to all of you who continuously prayed for this endeavor as well!

It was so awesome to get that first push ten days before the deadline…”it is a no brainer that God wants to do this, so I am gonna plant a seed and get this ball rolling” was the direct quote.  Then we put out word on the blog and facebook, then ten days later we crossed the finish line on the day of our deadline!

The seller gave us a grace period with no late fees to get all the funds in order and on Tuesday of this week we finished the process….Amen Thank you Jesus!

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Building Homes in Nicaragua pt.2

This spring we also hosted a team from Westminster Christian School in Miami.  We have received a student led Spring Break team from Westminster for the last three years.  Three students from the school were on a trip with Christ Journey Church on a family missions trip and went back to their school, created a missions club, and put together a trip to Nicaragua that year to build a house.  This has been a torch passed from student to student and this year an entire new batch of High Schoolers gave up their Spring Break to come to Nicaragua for this missions trip.

Every year the students put together the fundraisers, and this year their 5k run allowed for enough funds to be raised for them to come down and build a house!  Yes another house, Praise Jesus!  To be around the family on the last day, when they are standing in their new home with the young people who helped build it, is a very special thing to be a part of.

Fun construction photos:

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The students also put together an awesome fundraiser for the preschool students at Club Esperanza.  They bought each of the 98 students a brand new beautiful children’s Bible, plus one for each of their teachers.  Then they went to the student body at Westminster and asked other students who weren’t coming on the trip to go out and buy items to fill a gift box for each of the kids who were to receive the Bibles.  It was so much fun to present these gift packages at Club Esperanza.  Every single one of the kids had huge smiles on their face.  We love moments like this where we know the Lord is blessing a child and reaching out into their lives to love them and draw them closer to Him…Jesus does indeed love the little children of the world.

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This last month was exciting!  We are so thankful to get to live our lives in a way that allows us to be a part of such life changing times.  Thank you to all of you who support our family as well.  God is so good!

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Building Homes in Nicaragua pt.1

We have been pretty busy over the past month hosting teams of high school students from Miami.  These kids are a part of a great project…building homes for families in need!  It is a pretty intense time.  But, by the time the trip is over we are standing together praying over a family who is receiving a house that may have taken them 3 to 5 years to do on their own.  It is awesome to be a part of and an amazing gift to give!

Palmer Trinity School (click here to view their blog) from Miami has an great program that integrates their students into these short term missions trips to Nicaragua.  They spend the year planning and preparing for the trip through garage sales, fundraisers, attention getters, etc…to make the trips happen.  When they come down, they not only bring a huge blessing of a house, but also contribute to the rest of our ministry here as well.  This is a program that has been going on for about eight years now.  

PTS sent two teams down this year, one in February and one in March.  These kids give up their vacations to do something greater!

Here are some fun photos from the work sites:

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As I mentioned, the teams also made great contributions to our ongoing ministries; Club Esperanza, Casa Havilah & Casa Robles.  We are so very appreciative that they make an effort to also include these projects in their teams goals for the week.  This year they visited Club Esperanza and brought school supplies and clothes.  They also put on a dental hygiene clinic that actually drew the attention of some local media.  Even beyond that, they brought down a new computer for each location!  This was a great blessing and a wonderful suprise for Sheyla (Club Esperanza director), Angelica and Yuri (house parents at Casa Robles) and Jenny (house mother at Casa Havilah).  Computers are an essential for raising and educating children these days.  We are very blessed by these gifts…Thank you Palmer Trinity for all that you do here in Nicaragua!

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And lastly speaking of drawing attention….whenever little Juliette comes out she gathers a little crowd, she stands out a little :)  This picture was taken with one of the families at the house dedication…I am pretty sure she is directing everyone on what to do!

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Club Esperanza: Do you believe in miracles…

 Jesus miraculously fed more than 5,000 people with a little bit of bread and a few fish.

And in ten days the Lord has provided $26,000!

Jesus loves these little children!  Amen.

We are overwhelmed with joy and excitement and thankfulness to all of you who were able to give, who shared this need, and who shared our burden in prayer!  I smile because this has been such a wide reaching effort that we really could not have imagined happening the way it did! …Thank you everyone!

  I keep saying to myself, “I can’t believe it”….but its not true, I CAN BELIEVE IT!

I believe in miracles.

WOW!

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We are going to get things in order next week, and sign the papers for the Club.  The seller has given us a grace period to get the funds organized and sent down to Nicaragua.  But we are on the same page…Club Esperanza belongs to the Children from La Chureca!

God Bless You All!!!

Thank You Again.

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Our February Newsletter…

Please click below to read a digital copy of our most recent newsletter…

Farrington February Newsletter

…thank you for your prayers and support for all God is doing in Nicaragua!

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Here are a few photos of the kids playing some crazy game the other day…Krista and I are at the time of life where “life is winning” and we don’t find ourselves in the pictures anymore hahaha!  But we are doing well.  Thank you for all of your prayers and support for our family too!  We love the life the Lord has given us!

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Club Esperanza: 10 days to raise $26,000. **UPDATED**

UPDATE:  What an encouraging outpouring of support!  We have less than $8,800 $4,482 $3,782 to go!!!  With five days to go we are more than half way there!  We only have two days two go…we are so close!  Today is our deadline meeting.  Thank you to all who have given and continue to pray for Club Esperanza.  Some may have not heard about our situation so please feel free to share over this weekend….we hope you all have a great weekend!

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Do you believe in Miracles?  I do.

The Lord provided a building miraculously last Spring for us to continue in ministry to the families from La Chureca (watch video).  We began raising the $75,000 to buy the new facility last year.  The fact that the owner cut the original price in half and was allowing us to “rent to own” was another miraculous moment.  The families lining up at the gate to sign up, before we even opened, was also great encouragement from God that we are moving in the direction he wants Club Esperanza to go.

We are now waiting for God to provide once more.  

Our deadline to pay off the building is March 20th.  

We have $26,000 left to raise.   

Club Esperanza is a beacon of Light in a dark place where poverty and the sinful behaviors of man have taken its toll on everyone.  Over 300 children and teenagers are ministered to on a daily basis with education, discipleship, sports, feeding program, safety inside the walls, fun with all their friends, love from all of us.  We know the Lord wants to keep pouring out his love and his presence into these children.

Will you join with us financially?  God is doing something great!

Just this morning standing in front of the Rancho I had a brother pray for us for Club Esperanza…we then talked about other exciting ministry all around the world…then unexpectedly he came back to the Club and said he wanted to get the ball rolling for this $26,000.  He gave $1,000 and to quote him “it is a no brainer that God wants to do this, I am excited to see it happen, I want to plant the seed.”  Amen.  We are on our way!

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How can you donate?  Here is the info…Thank you!  

Make Checks out to: “Open Hearts Ministries”  
Memo:  Club Esperanza Building
 
Mail Checks to: 
Open Hearts Minsitries
c/o Imagine Ministries
1308 Us Highway 70W
Garner, N.C.  27529
 
 
Donate using Paypal Here.  Please note “Club Esperanza Building” on donation
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Club Esperanza: 10 days to raise $26,000.

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Do you believe in Miracles?  I do.

The Lord provided a building miraculously last Spring for us to continue in ministry to the families from La Chureca (watch video).  We began raising the $75,000 to buy the new facility last year.  The fact that the owner cut the original price in half and was allowing us to “rent to own” was another miraculous moment.  The families lining up at the gate to sign up, before we even opened, was also great encouragement from God that we are moving in the direction he wants Club Esperanza to go.

We are now waiting for God to provide once more.  

Our deadline to pay off the building is March 20th.  

We have $26,000 left to raise.   

Club Esperanza is a beacon of Light in a dark place where poverty and the sinful behaviors of man have taken its toll on everyone.  Over 300 children and teenagers are ministered to on a daily basis with education, discipleship, sports, feeding program, safety inside the walls, fun with all their friends, love from all of us.  We know the Lord wants to keep pouring out his love and his presence into these children.

Will you join with us financially?  God is doing something great!

Just this morning standing in front of the Rancho I had a brother pray for us for Club Esperanza…we then talked about other exciting ministry all around the world…then unexpectedly he came back to the Club and said he wanted to get the ball rolling for this $26,000.  He gave $1,000 and to quote him “it is a no brainer that God wants to do this, I am excited to see it happen, I want to plant the seed.”  Amen.  We are on our way!

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How can you donate?  Here is the info…Thank you!  

Make Checks out to: “Open Hearts Ministries”  
Memo:  Club Esperanza Building
 
Mail Checks to: 
Open Hearts Minsitries
c/o Imagine Ministries
1308 Us Highway 70W
Garner, N.C.  27529
 
 
Donate using Paypal Here.  Please note “Club Esperanza Building” on donation
 
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