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Partnering with the Nicaraguan people to transform the nation; One Child, One Family, One Community at a time
In all things, El Ayudante seeks to partner with local leaders and community organizations as we work together with the Nicaraguan people. We operate under the authority of government institutions. Nicaraguans determine their vision and priorities for their communities, and we have the privilege of coming alongside them to offer our support.
We at El Ayudante know that God is working to make all things new through Jesus Christ, and that he has called the church to participate with him in bringing about radical change. That is why El Ayudante’s efforts and resources are aimed to impact all major facets of life in Nicaragua—the spiritual as well as the physical.
At El Ayudante we are committed to creating sustainable programs that help shape the ministries and services within our surrounding communities. We take into consideration the financial and social ability of all those we serve, allowing for the communities themselves to take ownership of the programs.
Principles of Partnership
To partner with the Nicaraguan people to transform the nation
We keep God at the center in everything we do in order to bring glory to Him.
Rather than a goal of “success” or “fixing things” by accomplishing short-term projects and agendas, we seek to form and nurture healthy, interdependent, and on-going relationships between local communities and cross-cultural teams.
THE ROLE OF THE CHURCH
community development is a lifelong process, not a one-week product; we seek to utilize teams as an extension of El Ayudante’s long-term ministry.