TELL OF ALL HIS WONDERFUL DEEDS

PSALM 105:2

2013

2014

A grandmother in her late 60s, Auraelina runs a household of 8, taking care of her 7 grandchildren. The two pictures above show Aurelina in front of her home with some of her grandchildren and her Bible and bicycle donated by the Set in Motion ministry. The one on the left was taken in June 2013 when she first received the Bible + bike package, and the one on the right was taken in January 2014, six months later. Before Set in Motion was introduced in Citalapa, no one in the family had owned either a bike or a readable Bible.

Meet Aurelina

Financial hardship forced Aurelina’s son and daughter to leave the home. Auraelina’s daughter, the primary provider for the family, now lives in Managua where she works at a restaurant and earns just enough to support her family with for about twenty days per month. Unfortunately, this leaves Auraelina and her grandchildren hungry and scrounging for food the remaining ten days. 

 

Auraelina’s son, age 16, had previously been living with the family – sporadically attending a middle/high school while also attempting to find work locally. But without means of transportation he could do neither on a regular basis. Auraelina had to ask him to leave the home and fend for himself on the streets of Managua as she simply could not afford to feed him on the money his sister contributed. 

 

Upon receiving the new bicycle and Bible from Set in Motion, Auraelina tearfully expressed her thankfulness and excitement. She could not wait to surprise her son with the bike and welcome him back home to live! Auraelina’s son will use the household bike as transportation to a local worksite where he will be able to earn money to supplement his sister’s income and enhance his family’s quality of life.

Six months later, Auraelina’s son has returned home and uses the bicycle every day to go to work at a sweatshop in Managua. He is now the primary provider for the family. No one in the large family has skipped a single meal. Further, Auraelina’s son has been able to take some of the older grandchildren to school every morning and none of them have missed a day of school yet because of transportation-related issues.

 

Since receiving the new Bible, her grandchildren have been able to read Bible stories for themselves and out loud to her on a regular basis. This Bible has spurred much conversation within the family and has also brought a new sense of love and joy to the home.

Finally, in the words of Aurelina, "I see the love of Jesus reflected in this act [delivering Bibles and bikes] and I truly feel God's love shared from people around the world. It is a blessing. Please keep sending!"

 

Daniel & Nestor

Daniel and Nestor both work as parking lot security guards in Managua.  In a normal month, Daniel and Nestor will catch a bus into the city where they will work long hours for fifteen days straight until they receive their paycheck.  During this time, they find shelter somewhere on the streets or with a friend or acquaintence.  On payday though, the men have earned enough money to return home to their families for one day before they catch a bus out the next morning.  


Having a bike will allow Daniel and Nestor to travel to work each day on their own without worrying about bus fares.  They will be able to spend more time with their young children and wives.

 

Sheyni

Sheyni, a young mother, wife, sister, aunt and daughter exclaimed, "With my new bike, I am going to start high school!"

 

Sheyni explained that not only she would benefit from it but her entire family would. Her sister could ride with her and go to school as well; her husband could use it for transportation to work as a gardener.  Her husband will miss fewer days due to lack of transportation, therefore he will earn a more stable income and the family can count on eating each meal.  

 

Pastor Luis

Luis, a local pastor in Citalapa, received a bike that allows him to attend and preach every Sunday at the church about 30 km from his house. The bike will also allows him to minister to people in another community about 20 km. in the opposite direction from his house. 

New Disciples

New Disciples

God is raising up three young men from Las Quebradas who genuinely want to know Him better and love Him deeper. Join us in praying for them as Martín meets with them every other month.

New Partner!!

New Partner!!

Great Commission Coffee (GreatCommissionCoffee.com) recently joined our team, fueling some of our efforts with their coffee profits! When you order your coffee from GCC you help bring hope to Nicaragua.

Great Commission Coffee!

Great Commission Coffee!

Founder of Great Commission Coffee (GreatCommissionCoffee.com), Tom Ford, travelled to Nicaragua with Set in Motion in March 2018 distributing uniforms and school supplies kits to 50 children in a new community, Casique Sasle.

Our Vendors

Our Vendors

We buy most of what we distribute on the ground in Nicaragua to boost their local economy. In doing so, we are able to meet and help family vendors and even share the Gospel!

César Preaches at the Dump

César Preaches at the Dump

Gifted in preaching and teaching and full of love, César Brito preaches in Spanish in almost every community we help. And Pastor Martín brings the tent, chairs and sound system wherever he goes to facilitate our sharing of the Gospel!

GCC Founder in Nicaragua

GCC Founder in Nicaragua

Founder of Great Commission Coffee (GreatCommissionCoffee.com), Tom Ford, travelled to Nicaragua with Set in Motion in March 2018 distributing uniforms and school supplies kits to 50 children in a new community, Casique Sasle.

Paston Martín Preaching

Paston Martín Preaching

We praise God for connecting us with Pastor Martín Irias of Jinotega, Nicaragua who faithfully preaches, teaches and disciples people in four+ Nicaraguan communities.

Citalapa, Nicaragua

Citalapa, Nicaragua

Here, bikes hold tremendous value as they have an inherent promise of hope.

Martín with Friends in the Dump

Martín with Friends in the Dump

For a few years now, Pastor Martín has gone to the trash dump in Jinotega to share the Gospel, love, music and food with families in the worst of conditions. We praise God for what he is doing and for allowing us to join him in these amazing efforts.

The Trash Dump in Jinotega

The Trash Dump in Jinotega

For two years we have visited the trash dump of Jinotega delivering food, Bibles and Gospel messages of hope and restoration.

On His Way Home

On His Way Home

Families in Las Quebradas can use their bikes to more easily buy and sell food and other goods.

Juana

Juana

Six months after receiving her Bible + bike package, Juana becomes involved in her local church and provides more meals for her children.

Bringing Bibles to Church

Bringing Bibles to Church

On our follow-up visit in Las Quebradas, we found many villagers bringing their new Bibles to the church services we held.

Going to the Market

Going to the Market

Erlin's family will use their bike and bike lock to travel to marketplaces in the city to buy and sell goods.

Perla Learns to Ride!

Perla Learns to Ride!

Perla will take the bike to school in the mornings and then will use it to run errands for her mother after school.

Boaco Region

Boaco Region

Set in Motion works in eight communities within the Boaco region of Nicaragua.

Douglas

Douglas

We made quick friends with Douglas of Las Quebradas. Douglas helps us navigate the community and work with people there. This photo shows him with a wooden cross he made for a demonstration during a message about salvation. Douglas has shown increasing interest in Christianity and is being discipled by Martín now when he visits Las Quebradas.

El Coyol

El Coyol

A Set in Motion food package will help sustain this woman after the drought and food crisis in Nicaragua.

Discipleship Programs

Discipleship Programs

Our aim is to make disciples for Christ's kingdom throughout rural Nicaragua. Martín Irias now follows up with a group of young men and kids to en

Walmaro

Walmaro

Walmaro is especially proud of the new bike he won for his family!

El Llano

El Llano

El Llano is one of the most impoverished and remote communities Set in Motion has helped.

Carlos

Carlos

Carlos believes that a bike is one of the most practical and important gifts we could offer in rural Nicaragua.

Set in Motion's Inspiration

Set in Motion's Inspiration

In 2010, Jerson borrowed a neighbor's bike and won a race! He was awarded a brand new bike that quickly changed his life as well as the lives of his family members.

Bikes Offer Work and Education

Bikes Offer Work and Education

This family can't wait to use their Set in Motion bicycle on Monday! The man of the family will take it to a worksite in the "campos," or fields, and drop his son and daughter off at school on his way.

Carpentry

Carpentry

As exemplified by the Cruz and the Méndez families, many rural Nicaraguans use bikes for hauling wood for carpentry tasks. Men rely on transportation to a nearby area where they can cut and collect wood to use for making items such as chairs, bed posts, tables and decorations. Bicycles allow them to make more frequent and efficient trips to these areas as they will be able to ride instead of walk and transport the wood in a basket instead of by hand. The bikes also help them take their finish

Thank you!

Thank you!

“This ministry has answered my prayers. I now know the love of God and can feel it working because people like you have compassion on us and love us and our families enough to fulfill our greatest needs. For that I thank you and ask God's greatest blessing on you and your family.”

Taking a Break

Taking a Break

This young girl lives and works in the trash dump of Jinotega. In this photo, she had taken a break from sifting through trash for pieces of plastic and metal for her family to sell.

Wiscoyol

Wiscoyol

Set in Motion representative, Matt Stewart, enhances Set in Motion's efforts providing storybook Bibles to children and families.

Gaítan's Bread Making Business

Gaítan's Bread Making Business

Like several other families, the Gaitán family uses a large wood-fire oven to make bread to sell in the streets. Because Citalapa is so isolated, without a bike, the family can only travel a limited distance to sell the bread. With a bike, they can travel to the nearest city, selling much more and for a higher price.

Herding Cattle

Herding Cattle

Rural villagers often work in the "campos," or fields. One of the tasks for a field worker is herding cattle. Not having a bike could disqualify a villager from this particular job opportunity.

Bibles Mean the World

Bibles Mean the World

Once her husband left, Juana of Las Quebradas has experienced an inconsistent relationship with God. Receiving a Bible renewed her hope and encouraged her faith.

Boots + Machetes = Work

Boots + Machetes = Work

In many rural communities, villagers must bring their own boots and machetes to work each day. Without them, they will not complete agricultural tasks.

Marvin and Son

Marvin and Son

Citalapa's community leader, Marvin, and his son, won one of the first Bible + bike packages in Citalapa, Nicaragua in 2013! Go Marvin!

Bikes & Bibles in Remote Areas

Bikes & Bibles in Remote Areas

Through key community contacts, we get to know some of the most remote families in Boaco! This family in La Conga suffers extreme poverty. With access to a bike, they hope to improve their economic situation.

Education as a Symbol of Hope

Education as a Symbol of Hope

Impoverished parents hope in their children to finish school so that they can in turn offer a better life to their family. Receiving school supplies and uniforms encourage their hope alive.

School Supplies in Casique Sasle

School Supplies in Casique Sasle

Founder of Great Commission Coffee (GreatCommissionCoffee.com), Tom Ford, travelled to Nicaragua with Set in Motion in March 2018 distributing uniforms and school supplies kits to 50 children in a new community, Casique Sasle.

Bike Raffles

Bike Raffles

Bike raffles bring the community together in praise and celebration. In this photo, families wait patiently for names to be drawn.

"Porch Time" Family Visits

"Porch Time" Family Visits

On every trip to Nicaragua, we spend as much time as possible getting to know and following up with families. We usually do this on the porch or in the living room of each house.

Children Symbolize Hope

Children Symbolize Hope

In the eyes of his family, this little boy symbolizes their hope for a better life. With education, he could transform his own trajectory and that of his family as well.

They Will Rejoice!

They Will Rejoice!

But let all who take refuge in You be glad, Let them ever sing for joy; And may You shelter them, That those who love Your name may exult in You. ~ Psalm 5:11

Children in Citalapa

Children in Citalapa

By providing bikes to their families, these children are more likely to go to school and receive healthcare when they need it most.

Set in Motion's First Bike Recipient

Set in Motion's First Bike Recipient

Elvis of Citalapa received Set in Motion's first Bible + bike package in 2013.

Bikes Give Access to Health Care

Bikes Give Access to Health Care

"Finally, we can take the baby to get her shots"

God Blesses The Generous

God Blesses The Generous

If you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. ~ Isaiah 58:10

Christian Services

Christian Services

On each trip we incorporate a special time of worship, preaching and fellowship with beloved community members in Nicaragua.

Widowed with Hope

Widowed with Hope

This Señora reads her Bible often and finds comfort in God when mourning the loss of her husband.

GCC in Casique Sasle

GCC in Casique Sasle

Founder of Great Commission Coffee (greatcommissioncoffee.com), Tom Ford, travelled to Nicaragua with Set in Motion in March 2018 distributing uniforms and school supplies kits to 50 children in a new community, Casique Sasle. In this picture, César Brito, Tom's second roaster, helps distribute school supplies.

Returning to the Fields

Returning to the Fields

After receiving his brand new machete, this man from Wiscoyol is ready to return to a job in the fields. He will once again be able to earn an income for his family.

Ready for School

Ready for School

Children in Las Quebradas will now ride their bikes to school every day.

Gospel Tracts

Gospel Tracts

After making and distributing a meal at the trash dump of Jinotega, our team shared the Gospel message and gave people in the community Gospel tracts so that they could remember this most important message.

God's Heart is for the Poor

God's Heart is for the Poor

And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” ~ Luke 4:17-19

Compassionate Heavenly Father

Compassionate Heavenly Father

Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! ~ Isaiah 30:18

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Children in Citalapa

By providing bikes to their families, these children are more likely to go to school and receive healthcare when they need it most.