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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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

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

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

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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20 years and ready for more!

January 14, 2019


There is a famous moment in the original Star Wars. Princess Leia tells General Tarkin of the Death Star that the more he tightens his grip, the more things will slip through his fingers. I love this moment. In a weird way, I think this concept describes how Amigos has grown so well under God’s grace.

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