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  • Nicaragua Information Meeting

    Hear an update on what's happening in Nicaragua and learn more about our mission trip in October on Sunday, August 11 following the second service. 

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    Medical Clinic

    We are gearing up for a great clinic on November 11th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Severns Valley. Our guests will be Mission Hope for Kids families.

    We still have volunteer opportunities, so jump on board!

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Guest Advocates (Guides) - An advocate is the Clinic Guest’s Friend for the day and guides them through the clinic. It’s important this person is a believer of Christ. They will be paired up with a guest to get to know each other as they walk through the clinic. It is common they will each share their story, eat a warm meal together, and will help them find their way to seek the care they are looking for that day. The advocate always prays for the guest and there is ample opportunity and encouragement to share the gospel.

    Children's Area Workers - We want to provide a fun environment to share Jesus with the well children that are in attendance with their parents. This will require a background check.

    Translators - Many of our guests may speak Spanish only. If you are fluent in Spanish or even partially fluent, we need you!

    Meal Servers - Each guest will have the opportunity to eat a meal with their guide. We need servers and also volunteers to wipe down tables.

    Guest Registration - Volunteers will be filling out medical forms for the guests. There will be some that have trouble reading and writing.

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    Here: OTC Products for Medical Missions

    We are still collecting Over-The-Counter (OTC) pharmacy products that can be dropped off at the receptacles in the lobby and in the children's area through Sunday, July 23rd.

    Sunday, July 30th, there will be an information meeting for all medical personnel interested in serving during our medical mission clinic this Fall. The meeting will be held in the Atrium following second service. We invite doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, physician assistants, and others in the medical field to join us.

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    Family Mission Trip Information Meeting

    Sunday, February 19th 12:00 pm in the Atrium

    We are planning a family mission trip to Nicaragua this coming Fall Break. The trip will be for families with children 4th grade and up. This will be a wonderful opportunity to show your children the importance of the gospel and fulfilling the Great Commission. The meeting on February 19th will give you an opportunity to find out more about the trip and why you should go as a family.

  • Nicaragua Missions - How You Can Help

    In a few weeks, January 7-14, 2017, we will be taking a group of 9 men and women on our next mission trip to Nicaragua. We will be working primarily in El Platanal on this trip, but we will likely spend one day with the church in San Francisco. Our trip will include these objectives:

    • Work with the pastors and church members of El Platanal to share the Gospel
    • Provide more water through a gutter system on the church to catch rain water in storage tanks
    • Build an irrigation/drainage system in the agricultural area
    • Provide school supplies to the teachers in El Platanal
    • Reach the men of El Plantanal through specific events:
      • Worship service
      • Conversations
      • Providing work gloves, hats, and shirts
      • Working alongside them on the irrigation and gutter systems

     Even though you may not be able to go on this trip, you can still be a part of the mission.  Here are some ways you can make a positive contribution:

    Pray for us as we go:

    • For God to make us a clean and holy vessel filling us with the Holy Spirit, making us effective agents as we spread the Gospel.
    • To take advantage of every opportunity that God gives us to share the gospel
    • For the people we encounter in Nicaragua (and along the entire trip) to be receptive to hearing the Gospel.
    • Flexibility to adapt to changes in plans.
    • The wisdom to recognize and follow God’s will.

    Pray for the pastors and church members in Nicaragua:

    • For God to provide healing and comfort for Pastor Enrique and his family (San Francisco).
    • For Pastor Diomedes and Reynaldo as they search for a permanent pastor in El Platanal.
    • For the members of both churches to grow in their faith and spread the Gospel throughout their communities and beyond,

    Make a donation (these items will be used as gifts for outreach to the men of El Platanal): 

    • Durable work gloves with leather/synthetic leather palms and breathable material on the back to keep cool in hot weather.
    • Work hats, baseball style or other to provide protection from the sun.
    • Money to buy gloves and hats.
    • Consider including an inspirational message for the men of El Platanal (in English, we will translate to Spanish).

     Collection boxes will be located by the Information Kiosk in the lobby for you to place your donations.

     Thank you for your prayers and support!

  • Shoebox Packing Time Is Here

    When you hear the word “shoebox” what do you imagine? For many of us a shoebox is just a piece of cardboard that we toss into the trash can after a day of shopping. 

    What if I told you a shoebox…a simple cardboard cube…could have the power to change a child, a family and a community for eternity?

    It is Operation Christmas Child shoebox packing time at Severns Valley. We're starting to collect gift-filled shoeboxes for distribution around the world. 

    What Is Our Goal and How Can I Help?

    Our team has set a goal of 501 boxes. We would love to surpass this goal. You can help us track our goal by watching the number of hearts (signifying the number of children’s hearts that can be forever changed by the power of the gospel that is delivered with every box) disappear from our indoor playground windows. Help the hearts disappear and help a child’s heart forever change! We have given out all of our cardboard boxes but you can use a shoebox or a plastic shoe bin.

    Here are just a few facts you may not know about the shoeboxes that will leave our building and the hope that goes with them:

    • Many shoeboxes are sent strategically to places where less than 2% of the population is Christian.
    • Operation Christmas Child focuses on evangelism, discipleship and multiplication.
    • In the hands of local churches, every gift-filled shoebox is a powerful tool for evangelism and discipleship—transforming the lives of children and their families around the world through the Good News of Jesus Christ!
    • As shoebox gifts are distributed, local pastors or church leaders present the Gospel in a fun way designed for kids while family and friends listen in. Along with their shoebox gift, children also receive The Greatest Gift, a colorful presentation of the Gospel in their own language.
    • Their shoebox is the first gift many children have ever received! The treasures and personal letters inside communicate that someone cares for them and give them an opportunity to experience the love of God.
    • Gives a church an effective outreach tool.
    • Local churches use gift-filled shoeboxes as a tangible inroad for evangelism. The shoebox gifts allow them access to places they might never be welcomed otherwise.
    • After receiving shoebox gifts, boys and girls are invited to enroll in The Greatest Journey, our 12-lesson discipleship program. They learn from trained local volunteers what it means to faithfully follow Christ and share their faith with others.
    • Even before The Greatest Journey course is over, students begin witnessing to others. Then at graduation, the Gospel is shared with their friends and family again. The graduates also receive a New Testament to use personally and in communicating their faith to others.
    • Through the efforts of local believers on our National Leadership Teams, entire communities are being evangelized as shoebox gifts are delivered. Some of these areas do not have any existing church.

    Return your gift-filled shoebox to the children's area on or before November 20th.

    Helpful links:

    What Goes In My Shoebox?

    The Greatest Journey Program

    Mrs. Ashley

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    VBS Mission Project

    SV Kids needs your help during Vacation Bible School for our "Walk This Way" mission project. We are collecting "new" and "gently-used" shoes for children in our community. These shoes will be donated to a local ministry here in Elizabethtown which you may have heard of several weeks ago during the Serve EXPO -- Mission Hope for Kids.

    You can bring children's shoes (new/gently-used) by the church from now until the last day of Vacation Bible School. VBS is June 12-16. 

    Thank you for supporting Missions: Here

    Ashley Purcell
    Children's Director

  • Sending Our Kids On Mission Trips

    Today our kids, Chris and Amanda, are flying to Nepal on a mission trip. They will return May 21st. They are going with their church, Sojourn Church in Louisville, KY. The team will be sharing the Gospel, building relationships, working primarily with pastors and also families in Kathmandu and surrounding villages. 

    This is a very unique trip in that many who are going are entire families. The women will be sharing Christ with other ladies while building relationships with them and their children. Many of the children are preschool and grade school age.

    They left this morning at 6:15am and will arrive at 3:55pm tomorrow. It's a 23hr flight without delays. (They are already delayed in Philadelphia)

    As you can see from the Joshua Project information on religions, Nepal is a very unbelieving country, only 0.9% profess to be Christian:

    Would you join with us as we pray for these things:

    • Flights, baggage, etc.
    • No problems with customs
    • Boldness in sharing their faith
    • Sensitivity to the Holy Spirit leading them
    • Openness to Gospel for those they will be meeting and working
    • Protection from sickness, spiritual warfare, things they see and experience

    Being a father, I want to pray for safety. But, God is teaching me that my concern needs to be more for their BOLDNESS in sharing the Gospel and the OPENNESS of those to whom they are going to serve to the Gospel.

    As you can see, Sara and I totally understand the feeling of sending our children to foreign countries on mission trips. Our kids have been all over the US and also to these foreign countries: Mexico, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Russia, Belgium, South Africa, Africa and many more. Our hearts are full because of how God is using them to share the Gospel to those who do not know Him.

    Thanks for praying!

    Jeff Wilson

  • Be Bold For Christ

    Have you been in a store and there was a person that was trying to get help and no one could understand anything that person was saying?  Now flip the situation and you are in a different country and no one in the store speaks English. These are the challenges we would have had in Nicaragua if it wasn't for our translators Miguel, Luddy, Domingo, Jimmy, Alex, Eric, and Junior.  This is the first time I have been with our church to Nicaragua but for the half of our mission team that has been here multiple times I could immediately tell on Sunday the excitement and respect they had for these young men and lady. After getting to know them for the last 3 days, they are not just translators to us but young people who have a heart for the Lord!

    Today our team had an exciting day. We made our early morning one hour fifteen minute drive to San Francisco to continue our second day of medical missions and pastor training for that community.  When we got there we were met at the church by a long line of people but our team was ready and excited because I believe God has been present here in Nicaragua every step of the way.

    At noon everyone loaded up and we drove to a river near the church for a baptism. Pastor Jeff had the pleasure to baptize 3 people in the river in front of our mission team and Pastor Enrique and members of Iglesia Baptista de San Francisco. Being on a riverbank in Nicaragua for a baptism was an unbelievable experience!

    Tonight we stayed for a worship service at the church in San Francisco. Before Pastor Jeff preached he asked Pastor Enrique and the Deacons to come forward for the members, our mission team, and the rest of the congregation to lay hands on them and pray as a dedication for their new church building.

    In our morning devotions Pastor Jeff has been reading from Philippians 1. He talked about instead of praying for safety for ourselves, family, or friends we should be praying for boldness for Christ. In this chapter Paul was in prison but it didn't hinder him from spreading the gospel. It created new opportunities because of his boldness. What can we do to be bold for Christ?

    Shawn Rich

  • Monday - Settling In

    Settling In

    Monday’s are always a little hectic. Getting everything ready. Getting everyone in place. Getting the routine down. Finding a rhythm.

    It started off a little difficult. But, everyone adapted and within a few hours everyone was settled into their new assignments and roles. Our doctors and nurses saw so many people. We were able to help those with diabetes, stomach problems, skin problems, fevers, and much more. We gave away glasses. There were a number of 80+ year old women who had not been able to see for 60+ years who walked away being able to see.

    Our Health Education Team taught the importance of cleanliness, how to trap flies, wash their hands properly all to help improve their entire families health. As a part of this Education the Gospel was presented through the sharing of testimonies from our group.

    Playing with children is always a great way to minister to the women and children in the communities. We play kickball, soccer, hand games, make glasses out of pipe cleaner, color and share Bible Stories out of the Jesus Storybook Bible.

    After everyone has seen a doctor and been given their prescriptions, a pastor meets with them to share the Gospel and give them an opportunity to accept Jesus. Many prayed with Pastor Hidalio.

    Our Water Purification Team was able to install one of the systems on Monday at Sunnyside where we stay. We will test the Sunnyside system out today and begin installing the second system at the Clinic in Somotillo. Hopefully by the end of the day there will be purified water at both locations.

    Meeting peoples individual needs is important. Jesus met many peoples needs. The blind, lame, sick, lepers, all were healed. But, was that His main purpose, to heal the physical needs? No, Jesus came to heal their spiritual needs. He knew that meeting a persons physical needs would lead to their being open to discussing their spiritual needs. This is the model we should take. Not stopping at meeting the physical or emotional needs. Go further and share Jesus. He will meet everyones most important need, spiritual healing.

    This is true in Nicaragua and also in Kentucky, Cambodia, Russia, China, Brazil and all the parts of the world. Take time today and pray for us to not just focus on the physical or emotional needs, but also to share how Jesus can help meet ALL their needs.

    While your praying for us, take a moment and pray that God will use YOU today to help lead someone to Jesus.

    Jeff Wilson

  • To Advance the Gospel

    Saturday and Sunday

    Thankfully everyone arrived safely to Managua. But, we had some issues with some of our luggage. All of our glasses and some of our medical supplies are still in customs. We were unsuccessful to get the bags after many attempts to persuade them to release the bags to us.

    So, we go to plan B. Luddy, one of our interpreters is also our Optometrist. Back at his home he had 800+ pairs of glasses. So, Mike & Susan Byers, Linnea’ Smith , Luddy and I hopped in my truck and headed out to Rivas, Luddy’s home. Rivas is a beautiful community situated 20mi west of the Costa Rica border. 1.5 hours away from Managua. We headed East, and the rest of the group headed West. We were able to get all the glasses. I was able to meet his wonderful family and then we headed West towards Somotillo. (See the photo)

    The team arrived in Somotillo around 2:30pm. We arrived around 5:15pm. We prepared ourselves to go to worship. What a joy it is to sing and pray and sit under Biblical teaching with this wonderful Body of Christ!

    Just as Paul says in Philippians 1: 12, “I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel,”. We are praying the event though we may not have all that we think we need, God will do a mighty work to advance the gospel through all that has happened and will happen.

    Today we will be working in the clinic in Somotillo. We will also begin the installation of the water purification system. Pastor training and Health Education will be held in Somotillo and El Platanal. It will be a full day! 

    Please join us in praying for the advance of the Gospel here in Somotillo, San Francisco and El Platanal.


  • Going On Mission


    Good morining from Nicaragua! I have been in country since Monday spending time with Pastors Diomedes, Juan and Enrique. I came early so that I could take care of some of the technical details of our trip but to mainly spend time with these dear friends. Every time we come to Nicaragua I get to see them, but rarely do I have time to sit down and speak with them at length about themselves, their families and the ministry. It has been wonderful hearing how God is moving in their lives. I've shared coffee with them, laughed, eaten wonderful Chicken Soup, played with their children and prayed with them. 

    You might be wondering why I titled this post "Going on Mission." It sounds a little odd. It doesn't seem like I'm using correct grammer. (Although, I'm not the person to ask about grammer) Yes, it was purposeful. 

    Scripture tells each of us, I'm speaking of believers, that we are sojourners in this world. This is not our home. Our home is in heaven. But, while we are here, we have a mission. That mission is to Love God | Love People | Make Disciples. Our mission is the same no matter where we might be.

    While in E'town...we are on mission. While on vacation...we are on mission. While at work or school...we are on mission. Our mission doesn't change. But, at times our location does.

    Today, 19 brothers and sisters will hop on a plane and join me in Nicaragua. Our mission...Love God | Love People | Make Disciples. Our location: the airports, airplanes, hotels, Somotillo, San Francisco and El Platanal. 

    Would you pray for us while we are on mission in Nicaragua? We promise to pray for you while you are on mission back in Kentucky.

    Jeff Wilson


  • Nicaragua Bound - Medical Mission Trip


    On October 17th, 20 people from Severns Valley will be leaving to go and serve in Nicaragua. They will be serving in three communities: Somotillo, San Francisco and El Platanal. Our main purpose in going is to share the Gospel with all those whom God gives us an opportunity. What opportunities will we have you might ask?

    We will be doing the activities below for the intented purpose of meeting people to share the Gospel:

    • Medical Clinics each day in these communities: Somotillo, San Francisco and El Platanal
    • Health Education in each of the communities
    • Installing water purification systems in the Sunnyside Missionary Complex and also the Ministries of Jesus Medical Clinic
    • Pastor Training in each of the communities
    • Teaching Bible Stories to children in each of the communities
    • Evangelistic services in San Francisco and El Platanal
    • Building relationships with people in each of the communities

    One of the ways that you can help us the most is by praying for us each day. Below are specific prayer needs:

    • Pray for good health for each of our missionaries, translators and pastors
    • Pray for our luggage to arrive and nothing be broken, especially all the supplies we are taking
    • Pray for no problems going through customs
    • Pray for boldness in sharing our faith
    • Pray that our lives along with our words bring Light to those in darkness
    • Pray for us to be open and sensitive to opportunities that God gives us each day
    • Pray for flexibility to adjust our plans to His plans
    • Pray for our translators
    • Pray for Pastors: Diomodes, Enrique and Juan
    • Pray that God will use us in ways that we never expected or imagined
    • Pray that we will see many come to know Jesus as their Savior
    • Pray that Pastors attending the Pastor Training will be encouraged and equipped by our time with them
    • Pray for wisdom to make decisions that will honor God
    • Pray that we are patient when things do not go as planned
    • Pray for the churches to be strengthened, encouraged and challenged
    • Pray for those whom God is calling to go on the next trip, that they will respond to His call

    Thank you for being such a loving, giving and sending church. We are excited to go and represent Christ and Severns Valley!

    Jeff Wilson



  • Eyeglasses for Medical Missions


    On October 17-24, 2015 we'll be taking a team to Nicaragua on a medical mission trip. We will be working at the Clinica Medica Ministerios De Jesus (Ministries of Jesus Clinic) in Somotillo, and also providing medical clinics in both El Platanal and San Francisco.

    We need your help to reach the people of Nicaragua by donating gently-used prescription eyeglasses for our eyeglass clinics. Collection bins are located throughout the church.

    Learn more about missions Here | Near | Far: Missions Blog


  • Medical Mission Trip - Information Meeting


    Information Meeting: Sunday, June 14 at 12:15 pm

    On Sunday, June 14th we will be having an Informational Meeting for those interested in finding out more about the medical mission trip we will be taking in October. The meeting will be held following the second worship service at 12:15 pm in the Atrium.

    We are especially looking for people with medical experience (nurses, doctors, dentists, pharmacists, etc.) who are interested in going on this trip. 

    Click the button to register for the information meeting:

    Download the Covenant/Medical Release Form

    Below is information about the trip. 


    October 17-24, 2015

    Purpose: Medical, Evangelism, Relationship Building, Pastor Training

    We will be working at the Clinica Medica Ministerios De Jesus (Ministries of Jesus Clinic) in Somotillo. We will also be providing medical clinics in both communities that we have adopted: El Platanal and San Francisco. Evangelism will take place while doing the medical clinics, VBS for children and worship services. Relationships will be established and deepened while working alongside church members and those in the communities during the clinics.

    If you would like to find out more about the Clinica Medica Ministerios De Jesus (Ministries of Jesus Medical Clinic) where we will be working October 17-24, go and check out their Facebook page:

    For more information contact:
    Jeff Wilson, Associate Pastor of Leadership & Equipping
    Debbie Evans, Ministry Associate


  • Nicaragua Bound - How You Can Pray For Us

    In just a few short days 10 missionaries will be sent from Severns Valley to go and minister alongside the pastors and church members of two communities in Nicaragua. The names of those communities are El Platanal and San Francisco.

    We have seen God at work in both of these communities in some amazing ways. When we began going there were just a hand full of believers meeting and praying with one another. There wasn't an established Baptist church in either community. There wasn't a pastor for the believers. They were meeting literally underneath a tree in the middle of the road in El Platanal and on the front porch of a home in San Francisco.

    Fast forward 2 years and we now have a growing church with children and adults. Pastors leading both churches. And a completed church building in El Platanal and one under construction in San Francisco. Each trip we are able to participate in baptism services with new believers from the churches. We are expecting to do the same on this trip.

    We would like for you to pray specifically for us as we go in the coming days. Here are the things we will be focusing on and specific ways for you to pray for us and for the communities:

    • Sharing the Gospel - This is our main focus. We have been working on our testimonies to make sure they communicate the Gospel message in the most effective way possible. Pray for us to take every opportunity to share with all who will listen.
    • Painting the church building in El Platanal - We will be working alongside the members of the church and Pastor Juan to paint the inside and outside of the church. Pray that God will use this building and His people to be a bright and shining light to all those in this community and the surrounding communities.
    • Working on the church building in San Francisco - We don't know the exact construction stage of the church building in San Francisco, but we will be helping in any and all ways. Pray for the building process. That no one will be hurt. And that God will use the building process to create interest in people coming to hear and see what is happening.
    • Pastor Training - We will have the opportunity in both communities to train the pastors of both churches and also pastors of churches surrounding both communities. The total number of pastors we are expecting is approximately 50. We will begin going through the Foundations of the Faith material that we are teaching in our Core Class. Pray that our time together will be helpful to them as pastors and that we will be an encouragement to all who attend.
    • Bible Stories with Children - As we train the pastors we will also be teaching Bible stories with the children of the communities. Pray that God will speak to them and that many will come to know Christ from hearing the Gospel message.
    • Building Relationships - Each day we have time designated to spending time with the people in the community. It is through these times that we will have the opportunity to share our testimonies. Pray for courage, clarity of the Gospel and that many will come to know Christ through this time.
    • Water Purification - We are taking with us, for the first time, a water purification system to install where we stay each trip. Our goal is to get it installed and train the Nicaraguans how to maintain the system. Getting clean water to communities could literally transform the health of everyone living there. Pray that the installation goes well and that the people adopt the idea of using this water supply.

    Our plan is to update this blog each day we are in Nicaragua with information about our day and also, if possible, photos from the day.  If you would like to subscribe to this blog via email click on this link: Subscribe

    Thank you so much for your prayers and support!

    Jeff Wilson 


  • South Dixie Outreach - May



    South Dixie Outreach is a ministry that meets on the third Sunday of the month.

    By providing a meal and basic everyday items it opens the door to sharing the Gospel with people. Before we serve the meal and distribute the items someone always shares a Gospel message with those attending. This ministry has helped us build wonderful relationships with those who live in Hardin County.


    There are many ways you can help:

    • You can donate a specific item(s) each month
    • You can give a monetary donation
    • You can volunteer to come and serve food
    • You can help prepare the meal
    • You can help clean up


    Anyone can help:

    • Individuals
    • Couples
    • Families
    • Small Groups


    Collection items:

    We're collecting these items in May. Donations can be brought to the church office.

    • Toothbrushes
    • Toothpaste


    Next Service: Sunday, May 17 at 3:00 pm


    If you would like more information about South Dixie Outreach contact the church office, 270.765.7822 or email Peg Grimsley (


    Peg Grimsley




  • Spring Break '15 - Mission E-town


    Three things are always true during Spring Break in Elizabethtown, KY.

    1. Teenagers are out of school.
    2. The sun is starting to shine.
    3. Countless number of people are hurting and need to know the love of Christ.

    There was no way that the Student Ministry at Severns Valley was going to miss this opportunity that was staring them in the face.

    Students arrived early at the church on the first day of their Spring Break and leaders took them to meet the needs of people all over E-town. Elderly women, widows, single moms, and military wives whose husbands are deployed were the main focus of Mission E-town. Students got to help paint houses, learn how to lay grass seed, rake musty old leaves, trim bushes, and clean up the inside of homes. The students of Severns Valley were determined to give up the first day of their Spring Break in order to show people that there is a God in heaven who cares deeply for them.

    Mission E-town not only teaches our students how to serve others in the name of Jesus, but also blesses many people within our church. One lady responded by sending a card to the teenagers thanking them for showing love to the “older” church members. This card touches on a topic of how the church of the Lord Jesus Christ should treat one another. Older members should love and mentor younger members. Younger members should cherish and honor older members. This is a beautiful picture of how Jesus Christ unites people of all ages to a common mission of Loving God and Loving People.

    The students of Severns Valley look forward to the next opportunity where they can be on mission for Jesus right here in Elizabethtown, KY.

    Mission E-town is a way to fulfill the great commission to our own “Jerusalem.”

    God is first calling us HERE.

    Then Near.

    Then Far.

    Josh Ehlers

  • 2015 International Mission Trips


    We have set the dates for two International Mission trips for 2015. An Informational Meeting will be held March 8th at 12:15pm in the Atrium for those interested in finding out more about both of these trips.

    Click the button to register for the information meeting:


    Download the Covenant/Medical Release Form

    Below is information about each trip.

    May 2-9, 2015

    Purpose: Construction, Evangelism, Relationship Building, Pastor Training

    We will be working with the churches in El Platanal and San Francisco during our trip. Plans are to paint and help install electricity/lights in the newly constructed church building in El Platanal. We will also be going to work on the construction of the church in San Francisco. Evangelism will take place through worship services in each community and also while building relationships as we work.

    October 17-24, 2015

    Purpose: Medical, Evangelism, Relationship Building, Pastor Training

    We will be working at the Clinica Medica Ministerios De Jesus (Ministries of Jesus Clinic) in Somotillo. We will also be providing medical clinics in both communities that we have adopted: El Platanal and San Francisco. Evangelism will take place while doing the medical clinics, VBS for children and worship services. Relationships will be established and deepened while working alongside church members and those in the communities during the clinics. 

    For more information contact:
    Jeff Wilson, Associate Pastor of Leadership & Equipping
    Debbie Evans, Ministry Associate

  • Medical Mission Trip - October 17-24, 2015

    If you would like to find out more about the Clinica Medica Ministerios De Jesus (Ministries of Jesus Medical Clinic) where we will be working October 17-24, go and check out their FaceBook page:

    Be sure and come to our Informational Meeting for the two upcoming trips to Nicaragua, March 8th at 12:15pm in the Atrium.

  • I Felt a Calling from God


    This morning, as I awoke, I felt a calling from God. The plan for the day was to drive to Somotillo, unload our luggage, and spend the remainder of the day in San Francisco at a baptism service. I was baptized as a child, before I accepted God's free gift of salvation four years later. Although the Bible says that we are to believe and then be baptized, I had never been baptized post-salvation. This morning I felt God calling me to fulfill this commandment.  

    Upon our arrival in San Francisco, Pastor Enrique explained that the church of San Francisco had grown to 25 members with 75 people attending. It now had started two other churches in small nearby towns. With this news the church members shouted praises to God in a Spanish worship song. We gave up our bus seats to the church and I sat in the back of a pickup truck with several Nicaraguans to ride to El Rio de Negro for the baptism service. I used my heavily limited Spanish to meet Jose and Fernando. We struggled to understand each other for the next 15 minutes or so and they laughed at my limited vocabulary. I learned that they are fans of the Boston Red Sox, they play lots of Futbol, and that they love the Lord.  

    When we had reached the river, Pastor Enrique read Mark 16:16, explaining the purpose of baptism. Along with Jose, Paula, and Yasita, three new believers in Christ, I followed in the footsteps laid down by Christ and was baptized in El Rio de Negro in San Francisco Nicaragua. God is showing me through this trip that His love has no bounds.

    I can't wait to see what else He is going to reveal to me on this trip.

    Langdon Johnson