Weston United Methodist Church - Nicaragua Covenant

 

There are so many hurting in the world.  Can a small church in the suburbs make a difference?  Our congregation in Weston is making a formidable effort. 

THE NICARAGUA COVENANT  

Vision Statement:  The Covenant between the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church, our Covenant partner La Iglesia de Cristo de Nicaragua, and our mission partners in Nicaragua was formed to accompany one another in solidarity as a response to the unjust and inequitable differences between the North and the South, the rich and the poor.  We envision a world where all life is valued equally and the basic rights of human dignity, health and education are available to all.

Below is a listing of partner organizations as well as corresponding programs supported by our Mission Committee along with individual Weston UMC contributors:

Flow-Through:  Many of our Weston UMC church family members are generously supporting the programs of the Nicaragua Covenant as well as supporting monthly scholarships for young people in need.  Although the university is free in Nicaragua, the money is needed for books, school supplies, shoes, lunch and travel expenses.  This year, the following students are being supported by WUMC members:

We continue to be blessed by a wonderful sister church relationship with La Iglesia de Cristo Maranatha.  Pastor Roger Amador, his wife, Fanny, and his three children Daniela, Rebecka, and David all share in the life of the church.  Pastor Roger and his congregation prayed for us every Sunday just as we pray for them.  For over a decade, we have shared our joys and concerns and grown in our love and concern for one another. 

We look forward to sending another Nicaragua Covenant Mission Team representing Weston UMC in the upcoming year.

We give thanks to God and to all of you for your generosity and loving kindness to the people of Nicaragua, the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.  Within our journey of walking hand in hand in solidarity with the poor, we have been blessed in abundance.  In the words Micah 6:8 ~ “What does the Lord require of us but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk.