Church Planting -

La Paz Centro Nicaragua


We have been provided a tremendous opportunity to partner with our missionaries Wade and Shannon Cooperrider in Nicaragua to help them plant a church in La Paz Centro Nicaragua. Here is a video that explains the initial process we presented.


Here are some pictures of the property as it sits today. As you can see, we have some work to do, including continuing the paperwork to purchase the property.


Since this is all going to cost some money, we approached our church family about giving above and beyond their regular giving to help fund this work. The finances would go toward the purchase of the property, the renovation of the facilities and infrastructure, and funding the salary of the pastor. We decided, as a church, to set up a special fund to give toward this work. Beyond that, we decided to direct all the funds that came in during our 2019 Easter weekend services directly to this endeavor. Here is our pastor announcing to Wade and Shannon the outcome of this giving!


In May, we sent a team to Nicaragua to meet with Wade and Shannon and the rest of the Familia Avance team to encourage them and see the property first hand. Here is some footage of that trip.

How can you help?


  • for successfully completing the purchase of the property

  • for favor in doing renovations and building add ons

  • for favor for the house church as they reach out to the community

  • for the team working at the church in La Paz (Wade, Shannon, Alvaro and Kimberly)

  • for training the initial leadership of the church


Part of our partnership and support for La Paz Centro is going to be sending teams down to Nicaragua periodically to serve. Please prayerfully consider joining us on one of these trips and keep your eyes and ears out for information about these trips!

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