THE GOMEZ FAMILY & NICARAGUA
Our story really begins and ends with grace. Our journey full of grace, as we call it. How God brought us together as a couple and called us back to Alvaro’s home country, is only by His plan and by His grace. We are simply humble people in His hands, willing to bring the hope and truth of Christ to others.
We first went to Nicaragua as a couple in 2011 and though it was mostly a trip to meet his family and see his country, I truly believe a much deeper seed was planted. It was 2013, shortly after our first baby was born in SW Florida, that God began to stir Alvaro’s heart to possibly return to Nicaragua. We began to pray together and see what God would do. It was in this time, God was deepening Alvaro’s heart to what the Gospel really meant and what his grace story was. From this birthed a desire to see a Gospel-movement in his home country.
Fast forward to November 2016 when we landed in Nicaragua as a family of 4. Naive and not yet sure what to expect we began our journey of what we believed we were called to. In the process, He has patiently and gently redirected us many times and yet by His purposes we move forward and follow His lead.
We truly feel that we have a unique opportunity as Nicaragua is Alvaro’s homeland and his native language. The response of people comes quicker with that understanding and trust. We feel honored God would entrust us to such a journey as this and pray we can bring about an impact in the country of Nicaragua and the city of Esteli, that is only by His grace, of course.
WHAT WE ARE DOING
Mentoring, discipling, and empowering individuals to live in their potentials. This comes in so many different forms but mainly it’s just about inviting people to walk the journey with us.
FUSION is the name of our church plant in Esteli, Nicaragua. We currently meet on Sundays, inviting any age or people to join us for a time of worship and teaching. The prevailing beliefs in Nicaragua lean towards prosperity-doctrine and works-based salvation and so there is a big need to have a Gospel-centered church. Our desire is to build a missional church that is not just aware of it’s communities needs but strives to meet them in practical ways as well.
NETWORKING WITH UNIVERSITIES
There is such a need in Nicaragua, specifically our city of Esteli, for university-focused ministry. Wednesdays we have an intentional service for university students. We are also working to build relationships with several campuses in Esteli and are always seeking ways we can serve the campuses and the students.
PARTNER WITH US
We recognize that the mission is too large for us to accomplish on our own.
We are seeking faithful individuals, families, businesses and churches who are willing to partner with us in a variety of ways.
Prayer is foundational to who we are and what we’re trying to accomplish. Without God’s blessing and direction we will fail. Pray for our family as well as the people of Nicaragua. We invite you to check our blog frequently as we update the current prayer needs HERE.
We are also in need of financial partners who would give generously to see God’s kingdom move forward in Central America. This can be done either with one-time donations or by giving monthly. We are recognized as a non-profit organization and so all of your donations are tax deductible.