Las Loma Del Nance
I am so blessed to be able to spent time talking with men and women who long to see God change their lives and their communities. God is active among His creation drawing men and women to Himself. Yesterday Joe, Josue, Heilyn, and I went to Las Loma Del Nance.
Las Loma del Nance is a community that sits on a plateau above the river below the hydro electric plant outside Jinotega. To get there you go down into the valley, cross the river, and head back up the mountain on the other side. Las Loma is a quiet farming community of approximately 250 people.
There we met with Marciel. Marciel is a community leader who we meet last January during our medical clinic. In January Marciel shared with us his desire to see God change his community. The closest church to him is an hour walk down hill which becomes a two hour walk home. Since January, he has been hosting a bible study group in his home two or three weeks a month. Marciel is not a trained pastor or teacher, he is just a passionate believer with a burdened for his community. We are going to be working together to establish a new faith community and to meet the physical need of clean water. During the months of March and April the community is often without water and the rest of the year they receive clean drinking water every 8 days for two hours only, which they store in open barrels until the next 8 day cycle comes around. Pray for us as we work together to find the best solution for reliable access to clean drinking water.
Dan, Josue, Marciel, and Heilyn