Nica Blessed

One of many lines....
The week before I left for Nicaragua on a Corner of Love Medical Mission I preached on the Beatitudes (Matthew 5) and how it was the people from Galilee that were following Jesus from place to place to be healed, that they were the ones Jesus was proclaiming were blessed by God. Little did I know that I would have first hand experience of being followed about by folks in need of healing. Each village we approached there was always a line, always folks in need, always babies crying, always hungry people. The sights, sounds and smells of the villages we visited are etched in my memory. When Jesus sees crowds and is moved in his gut to help them I think I now know what he felt.

There is a difference in my life between knowing there is a problem and sending money, and showing up to help. Something deep in my soul shifts into its proper place when I can touch the person I'm helping. I thank God for all of you who made it possible for Karen K.W. and I to show up. I give thanks that our lives have been changed and I will never again read texts about the poor without memories of the sights, sounds and smells of real people to go with them. I look forward to sharing more pictures and stories in the days to come. Until then join me in keeping the people of Nicaragua and the Corner of Love in prayer.

Peace,
Pastor Mark