G’day Friends of The Nicavangelists!!!
The Nicavangelists are AT IT YET AGAIN, positively going gangbusters to make sure Nica kiddies and their families have the BEST CHRISTMAS EVER!!! We’re focussing our efforts on targets located throughout Managua and surrounds, of course we're specifically focusing our Christmas Drive efforts on the folks that reside in Barrio Loco. This “Crazy Town,” is home to broken lives in the thousands.
Kids leave school at too young an age and enter the workforce before they are ready. With an absence of discipleship and constructive activities, the kids turn to sexual promiscuity, drugs, alcohol (and substitutes) and crime.
In getting up to no good, these kids hope to carve out a personal identity, kill the boredom which oppresses them and assist themselves and their families out of chronic poverty. Of course, the desired outcome isn’t what actually transpires. Sexual promiscuity leads to teenage parenthood. Drugs lead to addiction. Crime results in incarceration. The kids’ mischief affects the community by adding another to the downward spiral, entrapping and enslaving these beautiful people.
There is no agenda for The Nicavangelists’ efforts other than to pour out the love of God all over a broken and needy community in the world’s poorest Spanish speaking country. This year, like years gone by, The Nicavangelists will give out thousands of bicycles, toys, food hampers and other household objects, just to LOVE & BLESS the people of Barrio Loco. They’ll be taken on a fun outing to the cinema and to the beach (Some NEVER LEAVE the barrio), and again The Nicavangelists will host a day-camp for the street kids of Managua and Barrio Loco.
List of gifts you can donate towards:
Baby bikes are $10
Toddler bikes are $15
Bikes for kids aged 3-5 are $25
Bikes for kids aged 5-8 are $30
Bikes for kids aged 8-12 are $40
Bikes for teenagers are $50
Also, hampers for single-parent families are $100, and are for Christmas dinner and the provision of a month's worth of food staples (beans and rice, plus other goodies
At the day-camp, Barrio Loco street kids will actively learn about God through daily prayer and interactive Bible devotions, they will learn gymnastics (tricking), breakdancing (bboy), eat a snack and a meal every day, play games, swim in the pool, and participate in an outreach which will include door-knocking and public performance.
To learn more about the people of Barrio Loco, please read the following stories (Names, ages, personal details and wot-not have been thrown into the blender to protect and respect the people of this community)…
Some kids are sick and haven't the care they so desperately need. CLICK HERE to read Constanza's story...
Some kids work in order to contribute to the family's meager income. They are often injured and may even die whilst at work. CLICK HERE to read Diego's story...
Some kids are loved and cared for in single-parent families. Their parents may even turn to prostitution in order to provide for the needs of their children. CLICK HERE to read Antonella's story...
Some kids look for love in adult relationships and then have kids of their own before they are ready. CLICK HERE to read Brisia's story... CLICK HERE to read Jazmin's story...
Some kids are orphaned and then raised by their grandparents. If sickness comes upon them they must beg in order to survive. CLICK HERE to read Xavier's story
Some kids are still affected by the war, broken parents and grandparents unable to help guide them. Violence is often used against foe and family alike. CLICK HERE to read of one young mum's experience...
Some kids are parented by gang members. They sometimes witness and even endure rape and murder. CLICK HERE to read Sofia's story...
Some kids are left to take care of themselves, their parents busy trying to carve out a living. They are sometimes hurt and even killed because nobody is watching out for them. CLICK HERE to read Angel's story...
Some kids are just in the wrong place at the wrong time. They witness violence and even murder. CLICK HERE to read Myron's story...
For these people, The Nicavangelists ask you to consider giving and making a REAL difference for Christmas 2018, for the poorest kids of the poorest Spanish speaking country on Earth.
Videos (Please click on the links to view):
2017 Christmas Video (Part 1)
2017 Christmas Video (Part 2)
2016 Christmas Video
2015 Christmas Video (Part 1)
2015 Christmas Video (Part 2)
Shopping for Christmas Video
The Brien kids bringing Christmas to their barrio video
The Brien kids handing out Christmas presents in their barrio video
The Brien kids praying for the people of their barrio
Many thanks for giving to The Nicavangelists’ 2018 Christmas Drive!
Jeddo & The Nicavangelists xoxoxo
PS.. For those who’d prefer to donate via a cheque or paypal, please click on the following link: http://www.nicavangelists.com/partnerships