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.
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.