Eric was able to return to Nicaragua on January 14th for 3 weeks and then return to N.C. for the birth of our grandson. During those 3 weeks he was able to connect with all the areas of ministry and even potentially add another church to help with resources. It is our plan to both return to Nicaragua in March. Even though we have been blessed with the ability to continue ministry during our extended stay in the U.S., being face-to-face with the people God has called us to serve with was much needed for all!
Sunday Bible Study
Eric was able to meet with our Sunday bible study by renting the top floor of Hotel Palmeras de Elim. This was a win-win because we were able to financially support our friends at the hotel and provide a safer place to meet since it is not a closed in space. I loved that technology allowed me to join in!
Jinotega Ministry with Isaias and Ariadna
We are so excited to partner with Isaias and Ariadna in the city of Jinotega. They have such a mature faith and a strong desire to share God's Word and disciple young people. We were thankful they were able to travel to our home to get resources, share their vision for the future, and plan for the upcoming year.
Communities of San Dionisio and Santa Emilia
It is always a pleasure to meet with Pastor Humberto and Pastor Cesar and their church leaders. We were able to discuss their current status and needs in order to coordinate our schedules for this year and plan for the necessary ministry resources.
School Uniforms and Supplies
The families of Santa Emilia have continued to struggle in providing for their families. We were thankful for God's provision once again to provide school uniforms and school supplies for several students from Pastor Cesar's church in the community of Santa Emilia. Each of these students are also continuing their weekly discipleship studies with Pastor Cesar and his wife Blanca.
UNAN University Graduation Celebration
We love working with the UNAN students! Their English Teaching Program lasts for 5 years so they become like family to each other and to us. When we were planning this time together they told Eric to be sure to give them a message about God. What a privilege it is to know and work with these young men and women!
Solingalpa Bible Study
The Monday Bible Study is still going strong. They have been going through a detailed study of the Old Testament. When we return our monthly plan is for us to teach one of their weekly lessons and for all of us to participate one of the weeks in home visitations.
One of the resources Eric was able to take with him was a Spanish scripture coloring book. We were able to purchase 50. They have been so well received that we have purchased 50 more.
Rowan Banks Harbinson
Last, but certainly not least, we would like to introduce you to our precious grandson. He was born to Greg and Erin on Feb.15th. It has been such a huge blessing to be here for his birth!
Continue to pray for our residency renewal. We do not have any new news on our process but we are continuing to pursue the option we believe the Lord is providing. We will update you all as soon as we have confirmation in this area. Thank you for your prayers!
How You Can Help
We are so thankful for all our family and friends that pray for us and financially support our ministry. If you are interested in partnering with us financially with a one-time donation or monthly giving, please follow the directions below:
1) Go to our website at https://www.inhisstepsnicaragua.org
2) Click on the yellow donate button. This will take you to our secure In His Steps Nicaragua PayPal account.
3) Follow the instructions on how you want to give.
If you desire to mail a check, please make it payable to In His Steps Nicaragua and on the memo line write “Harbinson Support”. Then mail it to West Cabarrus Church, 7655 Bruton Smith Blvd., Concord, N.C. 28027.
Every dollar you give will continue to go to our support and ministry needs. Thank you so much for your continued support of us in the ministry God has called us to in Nicaragua.