Country Club Christian Church works in partnership with CEPAD, the Protestant council of Churches in Nicaragua. We work in CEPAD’s Nehemiah program designed to facilitate partnerships between communities in Nicaragua and U.S. churches and organizations. CEPAD’s vision is to serve alongside communities struggling with poverty and to promote justice, peace and solidarity with the aim of improving quality of life. CEPAD works with each community over several years to facilitate independence in the areas of agriculture, education, community infrastructure (clean water, sanitation) and governance.
Typical Volunteer Opportunities Include:
Medical Clinic: Assist medical personnel, client check in, pharmacy runner, take blood pressure and weigh children.
Home Health Kits: Help put together home health kits including toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, antibiotic ointment, Band-Aids, and pain relief medications.
Health Education Classes: We provide home health kits to all families in each community as well as education in general health and hygiene.
Construction Project: Work alongside the people of Nicaragua in growing their community; construction may include laying walls for a community center, digging a latrine, etc.
Financial Support: Donate toward trip scholarships for high school student participants or medical clinic resources. Write “Nicaragua scholarship” or “Nicaragua medical” in the memo line of your check and place it in the offering plate.
For information about CEPAD, visit http://cepadusa.org/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CEPADnica
To participate on a mission trip, or learn more about how you can support the missions from home contact Corey Meyer, Director of Mission Partnerships , 816-333-4917.
A Little R&RMarch 5, 2018Day 6 & 7 We left our hotel in the morning and drove to Granada, a tourist town, on lake Nicaragua. There are small islands, the “isletas de Granada,” that have been built up with summer homes of various wealthy Nicaraguan, European and North American families. The islands were created ... Read More
Pathways to Learning: Nicaragua Mission Trip ReportMarch 5, 2018The 2018 Nicaragua mission trip team will share stories and photos from its recent trip at Pathways to Learning on Sun., Mar. 18 at 10:00 a.m. in the Social Hall. Join us that morning to learn about our mission partners in Nicaragua and the people of the small rural village ... Read More
Hand in HandMarch 4, 2018Day 5 Today was our last day in the community. We finished filling the little planting baggies after another two hours or so, working alongside many members of the community. We filled a total of around 1000 baggies over the last two days! They will be planted with mango and ... Read More
CommunityMarch 1, 2018Day 4 Today we headed out bright and early to the community. After some quick instructions, we split up among two sites that we would be digging water reservoirs for. (I say we, but yours truly sat out on the digging fun after coming down with a short-lived GI bug). ... Read More