Greetings brothers and sisters at New Thing,
My name is William Gutiérrez Rojas and I have been working with Compassion International as Country Director for more than 13 years. The Compassion’s Ministry began in Nicaragua by March of 2002 and since then we have joined to the local churches to let the children knows the love of our God in their lives, specially to those that are living in extreme poverty and don’t have a own voice to defend themselves. Our vision and passion is to provide them development opportunities and enable them to be free from the poverty chains.
After 14 years of ministry in Nicaragua in many urban neighborhoods where our Implementing Church Partners (ICPs) are located has improved because Partnership’s impact and some governmental programs and, some of this churches can’t reach the poorest children at least that they can move to the poorest areas and establish new camps of preaching and their childhood’s ministry.
Joining our goal to reach the poorest with the church’s vision to continue their ministry with the children and gospel preaching, we have implemented the strategy of Extended Arm in this impoverished areas where a mother church (old ICP) can plant a new Church (Daughter Church) transmitting their vision, passion and experience of this holistic approach of the gospel where the vulnerable children are included as essential part.
The experience is being wonderful, so far three churches have been planted and the partnership has been strengthened because the mission and vision of both partners, Compassion and local church has become the same, achieving the church’s growth and reaching the poorest ones but also, extending the kingdom of God.
So, when we learned about your ministry and your mission of planting new churches, this was a motive of joy because for us this was a confirmation that we are under God’s will and He is providing the resources and capabilities to leverage this strategy, to accelerate and increase the results in a exponential way.
We hope that this partnership will be a blessing for many children in our beloved country and even when this is only starting, very soon become a very successful experience that reaches many churches. Please be confident that our field office is very committed and passionate for these opportunities that you are providing.
Our heart is grateful with all of you because you are the instrument to let us know that He is good and faithful all the time.
In His service
William Gutiérrez Rojas, NI Country Director