Eden Baptist Church, Brooksville, FL, took a team of ten to serve with On Eagles Wings
Ministries (OEWM) in Leon, Nicaragua on
June 13-20, 2015. This is our third
experience in working with this organization.
Its founders, Oscar and Rosibel Corea, have a deep love for the Lord and
their people in Nicaragua,
and it is always a joy serving with them.
The Lord has blessed them with a wonderful team of men and women who
love the Lord and are dedicated to serving Him.
They continue to amaze us with their outstanding work ethics, positive
attitudes, and servant’s hearts. They
work so hard—from early in the morning to late at night. The meals the women serve are plentiful and
delicious! We truly feel a spiritual
bond with the whole team.
Pastor Damont and Pastor
Blair enjoyed preaching at the Rose of Sharon, and we all enjoyed worshiping
with our Nicaraguan brothers and sisters in Christ. We all love being a part of the spirit-filled
worship services, and especially enjoy the praise and worship through the
dances and lively music!
We were simply amazed at
the newly constructed Dream
Center. Three years ago, we prayer walked an empty
field that now houses a beautiful facility and huge swimming pool. God truly worked a miracle in providing the
funds and resources for this beautiful facility. We were the first team, along with another
church group, to stay at the Center. We
were also blessed to be able to help paint some of the rooms. The biggest blessing came when we saw a bus
full of people arrive from El Limonal, the community near the city dump in
Chinandega. They had the hardest
job—removing rust from the railing around the building and then painting it in
the blazing sun. One of the young women
working was the owner of the house Eden
helped to build last year. That was
truly a blessing to see how much they appreciated the ministry of OWEM by
giving of their time to help at the Center.
The team went to El
Limonal in Chinandega and were able to meet the family who will be the
recipient of the next house provided from funds raised by our church. While there, the men helped mix and pour
concrete for a floor in another house.
The women painted the inside of the house of a child that Pastor Damont
and Kathie sponsor. They had met the two children they sponsor last year, and
it was a joy to them to be able to see the children again.
On our first trip to El
Limonal in 2013, there were only three houses that had been built through
OEWM. Now, when ours is finished, there
will be 14! Many churches and
individuals have provided the funds to build these homes. Also, a playground has been built with funds
provided by another church, and it was fun to watch the children play on the
new equipment. God truly is at work in
We visited the local
hospital and were able to meet many children.
We had prayer with them and their families and distributed candy, toys,
and clothes that our team had collected.
Also, we went to several villages and cooked meals for the children and
had a great time playing with them. Most
importantly, we were able to share the gospel through songs and bible
stories. As always, they appreciated the
candy and clothes we were able to give them.
We were blessed to hear
Oscar’s testimony again, and he has an amazing story of God’s miraculous work
in his life. He is blessed to have a
wonderful Godly wife to serve alongside him.
They open their home to host a bible study for women who play on a local
soccer team, and Pastor Damont was able to share a devotion
with them one evening.
We continue to be impressed
Oscar and Rosibel and all the men and women who serve on their team. It is truly a blessing to serve with OEWM and
our church plans on serving again in 2016.
good! This building you see here is the pharmacy, a clinic, a recovery room and
The goal is to serve the community and evangelize everyone that comes to receive
medical assistance as they will receive free health care, and also to assist
our pastors that we are working with through our feeding programs and anyone in
their congregation that needs health assistance.
from Eden Baptist
Church had a
wonderful missions trip
June 14-22, 2014 a
nd was blessed once again by working with Oscar and Rosibel
and their awesome team.
enjoyed preaching at the Rose of Sharon Church on Sunday morning and again on
Monday evening at the youth service. Connie Rivenbark and Kathie Drake shared their
testimonies in the Sunday morning worship service and Pastor Blair shared a
devotion on M
went to the city dump in Chinandega on Monday morning where they toured the
area and saw several of the homes that have been built. Damont and Kathie were able to
meet the two children they sponsor and that was such a huge blessing. Kat
hie was able (through a translator) to
talk at length with them and to begin a relationship.
We were happy
to see the new tables with tile tops that had been added since our trip last
year. This made ministering there so
much easier. Also the pharmacy had been
completed. We shared bible stories,
played games, and did several other activities with the children.
We met the young
woman whose house we would be building with the funds Eden Baptist had provided. Seeing her current living conditions and
hearing her share about what this gift meant to her and her family was a huge
blessing to the team. The men began
construction on her house and were able to work there four days. A couple of the men also worked on another
house at the dump.
men were at the dump, the women went to two feeding centers each day and
prepared and served food, shared bible studies, and did other activities with
the children. The plan of salvation was
shared in the villages, and we made almost 400 salvation necklaces as a
reminder of how to be saved. The
children received a copy of what the beads on the necklaces stood for to take home to their families.
able to visit the dream center and were amazed and blessed to see what all has
been built since our last visit. We had
prayer walked the area (which was just grass) last year. Now the first level of the center is almost
completed! God has truly provided for this center through the generosity of
donors and is fulfilling the vision He gave to Oscar. We expect many amazing things to happen here
in the future.
We are so
impressed with all the men and women who serve on Oscar’s team. They are so kind and friendly, and they work
so hard. They start early in the morning
and finish late in the evening. The men
are very protective of us when we are out.
They all love the Lord and it shows in how they treat not only us, but
also everyone in the villages. The
entire team has a deep love and respect for Oscar and Rosibel, which clearly
shows through in their interactions with them.
And the feelings are mutual as we see how Oscar and Rosibel treat them
with the same love and respect.
It is truly
a blessing to be able to serve with On Eagle’s Wings Ministry. Our church is already raising money to build
another house at the dump next year. The
team members developed a spiritual bond with Oscar and Rosibel and his team,
and look forward to returning to Nicaragua to serve the Lord with them. As Pastor Charles stated, they are the “real