23rd Mar 2015
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The Fruit of Focus

They were a community under attack. Every year the waters would rise, and when they descended they took with them the well-being of the people. Families lost their homes, their...

03rd Feb 2014
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Mt. Sinai | A New Identity

Old Loneliness (Vieja Soledad) is not the most welcoming name. Yet, for about 65 years, this was the self-chosen identity for a community in the periphery of Quezalguaque. During the...

31st Dec 2013
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More than a symbol

Meet Jesús. At a time in El Ayudante’s life when finances were tight, staff was overworked, and the future held many questions, Jesús and his brother, Franklin, were brought to...

19th Nov 2013
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communion through prison doors

...And is this not—at least in part—the meaning of Communion? It is a time for each of us to extend our hands and hearts beyond the spiritual, emotional, and physical prisons that every human experiences in order to remember what it is to feel something genuinely good and true and beautiful.And is this not—at least in part—the meaning of Communion? It is a time for each of us to extend our hands and hearts beyond the spiritual, emotional, and physical prisons that every human experiences in order to remember what it is to feel something genuinely good and true and beautiful....

22nd Aug 2013
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Apron Ministry

A big thank you to Julie Downes and the rest of the Auburn UMC team for bringing this beautiful ministry to Nicaragua. You all truly blessed the ladies of Mt. Sinai! ...

31st Jul 2013
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Tomas Borjes is rich in hope and love

As I look back over the past eight weeks that I have spent here in Nicaragua, I am amazed by a lot of things, but mostly by the people. I...

15th Jul 2013
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a smile that lights up a room

The Special Needs School in Leon is a favorite spot for many teams that come to serve with El Ayudante.  A group from Grace United Methodist Church in Tampa, Florida,...

20th Jun 2013
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prisoners and dignitaries

Prisoners and Dignitaries | Fayette Presbyterian serving prisoners and their families When Fayette Presbyterian team came to El Ayudante last year they visited the prison and were greatly impacted by...

01st Mar 2013
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safety, comfort and luxury

Long days. Yesterday was a long day. It was a day where the power was turned off at 7:30am and didn’t come on again until 6:00pm. Those are the days...