May 26, 2018
Ever since La Semilla Ministries was created to address the issues preventing healthy development in rural Nicaragua, teaching sound financial management has been a goal. Along with all the other tasks of this integrated development ministry, assigning the resources necessary to bring this about took some time. In April, 2018, this course became a reality in Carazo, Nicaragua.
International ministry is always looking to be efficient and resourceful to accomplish goals. Our investigations brought us to Jesse Rodriguez of the Nehemiah Center in Managua. Jesse had brought in spanish language resources for teaching a financial management course called “Buen Sentido, Finanzas Para El Reino” based on a course developed by the Willow Creek Community Church in Illinois. Two of our staff, Franklin Garcia and Ariel Gutierrez attended a leaders course in Managua to get trained to teach in our geographic region.
On April 19, 13 participants graduated from this 4 day course. They learned about budgeting, understanding our attitudes toward money, how we honor God with our finances, among other themes.
At La Semilla, we’re pleased to offer this type of training: 1) to build deeper relationships with our producers 2) to add to our commitment of seeing the rural economy of Nicaragua grow and mature 3) teaching that the life of a Christian is integrated, including in our finances.
April 2018 was the beginning of what we hope to be annual training in this area. Congratulations Graduates!