Stories & Updates

Amigos for Christ Podcast

March 1, 2019

Joey and Danny bring you stories and guest interviews from Amigos’ work in Nicaragua. Amigos for Christ is a non-profit organization that works shoulder-to-shoulder with Nicaraguan neighbors to bring community leadership, clean water, health, education, and economic opportunity to rural communities in need.

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Marbely Carrasco

October 11, 2019

By: Ivette Rivera Education can completely change the trajectory of a child’s life. Unfortunately, there are many obstacles to receiving an education; Amigos for Christ is working to change this.   For Marbely Carrasco, access to education came in the form of both a high school and college scholarship through Young Leaders in Action, Amigos’ scholarship program. Through these scholarships, … Continue reading “Marbely Carrasco”

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Hope in La Coyotera

October 5, 2019

by: Ivette Rivera “Because she is a very kind person.”   “Because she teaches me to read.”  “Because I can dance and play at school.”  “Because she gives me books to read in class.”  “Because she’s always happy and fun!”  These are just a few of the reasons the students in La Coyotera appreciate their teacher, Esperanza. Each one of her students know how important her work is and are … Continue reading “Hope in La Coyotera”

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Roberto’s Pigs

October 2, 2019

Don Roberto’s story illustrates the impact the Microcredit Program can have on the lives of rural Nicaraguan families. At 52, Roberto is strong, diligent, innovative, and cheerful. He has worked hard and successfully grown corn, dragon fruit, and raised pigs.

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From 2006 to 2019, one thing remains…

September 6, 2019

Kendra Redding is a registered nurse from Mississippi that has a love for travel and serving others. In addition to nursing, she also owns a group tourism business, with which she returned to Nicaragua on a medical mission in 2019.

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Love Breaks Barriers

August 9, 2019

My father isn’t a Christian, but he is a man of faith. And as a man of faith, he raised my sister and I to have service in our hearts. He has led by example…

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What impact can I possibly have?

June 5, 2019

BY: MARY ALLHOFF SALMERON
Mary Allhoff first came to Nicaragua in 2011 and has been involved with Amigos ever since. After spending multiple summers serving, she now lives in Chinandega full time with her husband (fellow Amigos staff member, Abraham “Tio” Salmeron) and stepchildren and has a little Nicaraguan on the way. She loves working in Human Resources and with Amigos scholarship students and can’t wait for you to come visit!

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Transformed People, Transform People.

April 2, 2019

BY: JENNINGS BROOKS
Jennings Brooks is an aspiring storyteller pursuing a journalism major at The University of Georgia. March 2019 was her first trip with Amigos. Check out here online portfolio here! 

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Count Me In.

March 6, 2019

BY: CRAIG MERRIGAN
Believe it or not, John Bland used to work in the insurance industry! Many moons ago, that’s where we met. Absent that connection, Amigos and Nicaragua would not be on my radar. In 2005, my family became involved through sponsoring scholarship students. We were delighted to be a part of this. Since then, our involvement has happily grown and it has been a great privilege to play a small role in this amazing organization.

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It All Starts With a Bright Spot…

February 26, 2019

BY: Francisco “Chico” Desbas
Bright spots are all around us. If you remember to keep an eye out, there is always someone who can positively impact your life with their light.

For me it was a U.S. missionary named Iris. I met her in 2011. Her relationship with God and her love of serving others inspired me to do the same. As I watched her lead groups in infrastructure projects and devotionals, I was inspired to follow in her footsteps. I saw her light shining, and I knew that I wanted to do that for other people.

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