The English Lutheran Church of La Crosse, Wisconsin Mission Team arrived at World Missions Outreach ready to serve and dive into the Nicaraguan culture. All 23 members woke up bright and early to start their day off with a breakfast and a devotional.
After Devotionals, the English Lutheran Church of La Crosse, Wisconsin WMO mission team took a tour of our facilities and school campus.
World Missions Outreach equips our students with technical skills to become entrepreneurs. We have classes dedicated to English, Computer Skills, Sewing, Agriculture and wood work. These trade skill classes provide the students to help themselves, their future, their families and their careers.
Our gradates have gone on to become teachers (here at WMO Schools), lawyers, doctors, translator and many other successful career driven leaders in their community. We pride ourselves on truly being able to measure the success our efforts have made over the past 15 years. Not just giving a hand out, but giving a hand up!
All of this is only because of God's will and people just like the English Lutheran Church of La Crosse, Wisconsin that have the heart to serve and help change the life of others.
Ronnie is one of World Missions Outreach's translators for our teams! Ronnie is a former student that attended World Missions Outreach. He learned how to speak English from attending our school. Ronnie now has a career to support himself and his family by using the trade skill education he received from WMO.
Many of our students never dreamed of graduating high school, let alone, go on to college and have a career. World Missions Outreach has called Nicaragua home for 15 years. We are now able to measure and celebrate our work in Nicaragua's success by seeing the children we started helping grow up and be the first in their families to start to break the cycle of poverty.
We are honored that they remember WMO as part of their journey and stepping stone to where they are now. Ronnie reached out to WMO to share how his life has been forever changed by WMO. He also shared how the mission teams that came down (just like yours) and mentored him as a student made a forever impact on his life; therefore wanted to give back and help serve the teams so that he could help other students have that same life changing experience.
Yeah, Ronnie is a pretty incredible individual and leader! We are honored to have him as part of our team!
After getting settled in at WMO the team walked down the street to see one of our Nicaraguan neighbors and students house.
The team was able to tour Ana's house and meet her children who are students at WMO.
Ana is a widow that has 5 children that she takes care of on her own. WMO helps her out wherever we can. All of her children are students at WMO. After class her oldest sons Juan and Angel work in the fields behind their house to plant crops. They use the crops to provide food for their family and as their only source of income. Today they were planting corn.
Juan and Angel explained how they take care of their crops all by hand. There are no machines or shortcuts for these guys. They have a horse and a hand made plow made out of wood.
They boys gave the team a demonstration of how they plant their crops.
We are proud of our students for showing their skills that they learned from World Missions with our team!
Next, the team set off to a WMO feeding program. This program is one of the 80 programs of WMO that contributes to the 15,000 children that receive a hot meal each day! This program is a brand new feeding program that just started with WMO. This is the first team that has come to serve our new WMO feeding program.
Each feeding program is set up at one of WMO's 80 church locations. Every time the kids come to receive a meal they also have the option to be mentored and learn about Christ.
Dirt floors and a tin roof is what the typical Nicaraguan church looks like.
Our WI team introduced themselves and sang for the kids.
The kids also prepared some songs and dances to welcome our team!
The team brought balls, toys and surprises to share with the kids!
After working up an appetite from playing, the team served each child a hot meal.
While everyone was digging into dinner, the team passed out toys and hygiene kits to each kid.
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