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Kids, teenagers, youth...
living in poverty, forced into prostitution, fighting for survival in gangs...
the fatherless, the orphaned, the rejected and abused...
EACH ONE is special & possesses potential for greatness.

As many folks around the world will already know, April 2018 changed EVERYTHING for The Nicavangelists’ Central American home, Nicaragua. The country dissolved into a torturous state of terror, as Nicaraguans’ worst fears were realised.
How it began? Basically, people took to the streets to peacefully protest government policy. The totalitarian Nicaraguan Government's response was significant and brutal. They went on a killing spree, repressing their people and dominating every citizen’s everyday life.
The preceding decade saw the systematic deconstruction of checks and balances in Nicaragua, hence no domestic player was able to hold the government to account. The international community more-or-less shrugged their shoulders and in confronting the Nicaraguan Government began a similar strategy to the one they’ve used with Venezuela. Tough talk and tough sanctions = no real results.
The American Nicavangelists have spoken out since day one of the socio-political crisis. This has meant speaking to the media and in other public forums to advocate for their people. Our lives are at risk, and we are stretched beyond belief, as we fund Tricking Schools on the Streets, food for single mums with kids, university students, etc. The march is forward no matter what…
Last year, The Nicavangelists in Managua went to the US Embassy to apply for their visas, just as they have always done. Nobody from the troupe has ever been rejected, but on this day all but 3 were denied visas. The 3 approved members are now in the USA and touring with The American Nicavangelists.
Since the beginning of The Nicavangelists troupe’s formation, we have been committed to taking our message into all the world. Even as the crisis unfolded in Nicaragua, troupe members travelled to Europe to share their hope, culture and talent, and spoke out against the genocide in Nicaragua. Europe is our next step into the world, and the time has arrived for us to go, even if it’s not as we’d hoped nor planned.
As each troupe member exited the US Embassy in Managua last year, tears began to flow. I may have looked overly insensitive as I bore a grin from ear-to-ear. Parents began to cry too. Even Shamyr, who didn’t have a “loved one” in this band of unmerry men, began to shed tears also.
I knew we couldn’t return home in this state. We needed to enter our gates with joy and singing. In the valley, God has a plan. I gathered the mourners around me and declared, “CHEER UP, WE ARE NOT GOING TO THE USA, WE ARE GOING TO EUROPE INSTEAD!” The moment will forever be etched into my mind, as the troupe’s tears struck a sharp contrast to their giddy giggles and newly formed smile lines.
The Nicavangelists’ theme this year is STANDING UP TO GIANTS. The Biblical text we’re concentrating on is the story of David & Goliath. We will travel to Europe in July to share our hope, culture & talent, but also to speak out against the evil acts facilitated by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, AND to put a human face on the asylum seeker.
Who will lead this troupe?
Eliezer has just returned from Bible School with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) in Spain. Prior to completing this course, Eliezer graduated from DTS (Discipleship Training School). After this outreach to Europe, Eliezer will again return to Madrid to attend YWAM and will be trained as a leader. As of next year, Eliezer will lead this troupe full time.
I will assist in the leading of this troupe in 2020, as will Lorenzy-Ella (my daughter) and Mixhel Fox (Mexico). Mixhel is currently with YWAM in Spain completing a DTS (by February 2020) and will be the permanent assistant leader to Eliezer. He will also return to YWAM in Spain and complete Bible School and leadership training. I will divide my time between these troupes in future years, depending on the needs.
WE URGENTLY NEED YOUR HELP! Please pray for us, please believe with us, please contact us if you know of churches in Europe who might be willing to host us (Our target for this tour is the UK and Spain), please SHARE THIS CAMPAIGN IN SOCIAL MEDIA, please give as you feel prompted.
WE ARE TAKING A MASSIVE STEP OF FAITH IN GOING TO EUROPE, this outreach will effectively DOUBLE our costs for the year and honestly just looks impossible. HOWEVER, didn’t it look impossible when David stood before Goliath? Absolutely. We seek the same outcome, to see our giants fall into the will of an all loving, all caring, totally compassionate Heavenly Father.
You may donate here at this campaign, or via PayPal, cheque (check), direct deposit, etc. For more information about how you can give, please visit The Nicavangelists’ website: https://www.nicavangelists.com/partnerships

Who are The Nicavangelists?
The Nicavangelists are a talent-development program for at-risk Nicaraguan youth. The Nicavangelists utilise a holistic approach, assisting young Nicaraguans in their life’s journey, encouraging them to grow physically, emotionally and spiritually.
The Nicavangelists take in at-risk youths from the streets of Managua, and through their talent-development-program, support enrolled participants with food, housing, clothing, an education and the chance to develop skills in performance arts such as Folkdance, Tricking, Breakdance, Martial Arts, Acting, Singing, plus more. The Nicavangelists seek to create a bright future for these incredibly gifted youths by giving them opportunities to share their hope, talents and culture with the world.
Those who excel in the talent-development program are given the chance to leave the Managua based development center and tour abroad, performing:
1. A dance production focused on Miskito folkdance, which is infused with Tricking and Breakdance. Miskitos are an indigenous people group from the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua. Tricking is an art form that has evolved over the centuries from African slaves, and incorporates both gymnastics and martial arts, as well as other movement genres. The production is completely choreographed by The Nicavangelists’ troupe members, with assistance from the director of Nicaragua’s premier Academy of Dance.
2. A street theatre production, which changes theme and plot annually. The production always focuses on current Nicaraguan cultural conditions in the context of a Biblical story. The core component of the production is Miskito folkance, and includes Tricking, Breakdance, Latino Ballroom-styled dance genres, Modern Dance, Drama and Song.
To-date, the Nicavangelists have travelled to and performed in Nicaragua, Panama, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Europe and the USA and have featured on BRUT, The LA Times, Fox News, ABC7, MSNBC, CBS, Telemundo, Univision and hundreds of other news stations and newspapers.
The Nicavangelists are young Nicaraguan men being trained to be proponents for change in a country desperately in need. The Nicavangelists’ troupe members learn to be mentors to new troupe members, working together to realise success.
In the last 100 years Nicaragua has experienced devastating natural disasters, a 10 year civil war, different political models, a socio-political crisis, and other elements of physical, social, economic and political upheaval. Through these difficult times, Nicaraguan culture has been depleted. The Nicavangelists desire to showcase the beauty of Nicaraguan culture, through their street theatre productions and culturally unique folkdance performances.
Thank you for believing in the hearts and lives of young Nicaraguans!
Jeddo & The Nicavangelists xoxoxo


Julie Kelderman

2020-02-14 14:57:42

Blessings on your work in Europe!

Hans-Erik Nelson

2020-02-26 18:13:43

Love you guys -- Europe will be blessed by your tour

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