Nicaragua (MNN) — In Nicaragua, nearly 6,000 people are incarcerated in eight prisons. Last year, Crossroad Bible Institute built a distribution center to minister to imprisoned believers in the country. Ten students recently completed the CBI program and were honored at the Puerta de la Esperanza ("door of hope") Prison.
CBI staff held a graduation celebration, where each student received a graduation certificate. The ceremony included a special program and refreshments; family, friends, prison officials and fellow prisoners were present.
In 2008, CBI's first Central American Distribution Center [DC] was built in Esteli, Nicaragua. The State Department reports that Nicaragua's prison system is overcrowded and lacks food, sanitation, infrastructure, and medical supplies. Despite these conditions, students complete Bible training courses that are hand-delivered to them by CBI instructors.
Emerson and Martina Wilson, who served as missionaries in Nicaragua for a decade, were recruited to run the CBI program. They trained the CBI instructors who correct Bible lessons and correspond with students.
CBI serves as a discipleship ministry to prison inmates. The DC in Esteli is CBI's sixth international distribution center. If you'd like to support CBI's ministry to prison inmates, you can click here.