A picture of Pastor Luis for Generation Rising in Nicaragua

A school for San Benito

It’s 9 o’clock on a Saturday morning and more than 200 children show up at the house of Pastor Luis in the small rural hamlet of San Benito.

Beneath a tin roof that he fashioned in his front yard, Pastor Luis straps on his guitar and starts singing a children’s song.

Moments later a jumbled chorus of Jesus Me Ama (Jesus Loves Me This I Know) echoes down the dirt road.

It’s not a school yet, but for Pastor Luis it’s the beginnings of one.

An entrepreneurial man in his 30’s, Pastor Luis has a burning desire for the children in his community to get a quality education that will introduce them to the love of God.

Without the finances to do so, he has started one at his own house.

A picture of Pastor Luis' front yard

There are more than 1,700 children in the neighbourhood — a rural hamlet one hour outside of Nicaragua’s capital city. Pastor Luis wants each of them to have an opportunity to put their talents to work and build a better tomorrow for themselves and their family.

This year, we are helping him make that dream a reality. But we can only do it with your help.

Please consider partnering with the families of San Benito as they’re trying to build a more hopeful future for their children. Make a donation today and help children overcome the cycle of generational poverty.