Ministry creates global HANDS-on opportunities

By March 22, 2011

Nicaragua (MNN) — Worldwide Hands offers a
HANDS-on encounter with the mission field.

Worldwide Hands is a Worldwide Christian Schools mission
trip that gives team members a chance to be the literal hands and feet of
Christ. Often the trips involve building
a school, playground, or related educational structure in support of a
partnering ministry.

Churches often send groups for such an opportunity. In fact,
a team from Hope Community Christian Reformed Church in
Ontario, Canada, recently returned from a ten-day visit to Managua, Nicaragua.

While there, they delivered books for the schools, as well as helping beautify the property by planting new palm trees. Team
members also worked to get the schools in shape for a new school year by painting
classrooms, pouring concrete pads, and processing sand the old-fashioned

According to updates by team member Lori Apoll, progress was also made on a more important front: "developing relationships with
people here who have been affected by the political circumstances of the past
and present, and us really starting to grasp what our presence here means
both for them and us."

The HANDS team worked alongside tradesmen and support staff
at the worksites, and the school children shared their gratitude through a
presentation and prayer. The
work of the HANDS teams allows the schools to succeed in providing a
quality Christ-centered education to the area, which transforms hearts and

Apoll shares, "These men and women have been inspiring and
are wonderful people that are representative of the beautiful people here in

There are more teams going. Click here for details.


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