Nicaragua

A divided past leaves a new generation desperate for God's love

Ministry in Nicaragua

Nicaragua’s divided past still influences the present. The traumatic events of 1979-1998 divided politics, communities, churches and families.

Poverty is a deep-seated issue. Young people have grown up in a country ravaged by war and disaster and distorted by political ideologies. Stable families are rare. 75% of the population is under age 30.

Starting New Churches

The Starting New Churches program is an intensive one-year action and reflection orientated program that offers practical skills, biblical training, mentoring and follow-up. It is summarized in the five following steps.

About Nicaragua

Nicaragua borders both the Pacific Coast and the Caribbean Sea and is nestled between Honduras and Costa Rica. Nicaragua is home to almost 6 million people. The capital city, Managua, is situated near the West Coast and is home to the famous Lake Managua. Nicaragua has a central mountainous area and is home to many beautiful volcanoes, lakes and islands.

Capital: Managua
Population: 5.9 million
Human Development Index: 132nd (out of 187 countries)
Life expectancy: 74.8 years
Religion: 58.5% Catholic, 23.2% Protestant, 15.7% non-religious, 2.6% other

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