First Church helped build a Missions House and the Betesda school in 2004 in the Loma Fresca community of Bluefields. Our church sponsored numerous trips to the site for additional work projects between the years of 2005-2019.
Currently this mission is led by Pastor Mario Rugama, and provides:
Education to more than 250 students from K-6
A safe learning environment
Daily Christian teaching
Due to political and social unrest in this area there have been no trips to Nicaragua since 2018. However, we do collect and send school supplies for the children each year and continue to provide money for the operation and upkeep of the Missions house.