We are living in Granada, Nicaragua as missionaries with Global Outreach International. Our vision is to reach the young people of Nicaragua with the Good News of Jesus Christ, to make disciples, and to mobilize teams from the U.S. to help us do so.
During our time here, we have found one glaring weakness to our ability to do ministry effectively: not having a ministry vehicle. We must be able to have greater mobility to get to the people and places where we can be most effective. Right now we rely on a borrowed bicycle, taxis, rides with friends, and our own two feet. Unfortunately, buses and taxis are unreliable, sometimes unsafe, and take three times as long to get places. There is no way we can reach people in remote and mountainous areas this way.
We know our ministry in Nicaragua will need a ministry vehicle capable of getting teams around the city and remote areas. Many times there will be the need to take equipment and teams with us. Through our research and shopping for vehicles in Nicaragua we believe we have found the type of vehicle that best fits our ministry needs in Nicaragua. It is called the Toyota Land Cruiser.
The Land Cruiser is a 4x4 that is a must have outside the city. It has a diesel engine and can haul a lot of people, gear, and equipment. This vehicle would allow us to transport a minimum of 12 people and luggage for these on top in the luggage rack.
A good and reliable Toyota Land Cruiser is going to cost around $21,500. Our deadline is to raise 100% of the funds for this vehicle by March 31, 2017.
The need is obvious and great! We are praying that the Lord will open your hearts to helping us mobilize our ministry here in Nicaragua.
There are two ways that you can donate:
1. Through this campaign
2. Through our online support page at http://globaloutreach.org/central-america#/alberto-and-ashley-sandino/
(Fund #4823 - This option will include a tax receipt if you need one)
3. If you prefer to give by check just send it to:
Global Outreach International
P.O. Box 1
Tupelo, MS 38802
(Put fund number 4823 in the memo section.)