The Sick Teacher

This is not going to be a very long post. It’s quite simple, I know a man who has tested positive for the virus. He is the first infected person I have known here and is fighting for his life. He is alone, in quarantine not allowed to interact with anyone.

You see, it is standard practice to remove the sick persons’s phone and impede any visitors. This man is a dedicated teacher in one of our sister organizations here in Granada. I have worked with the director several times over the years and admire the work they are doing in one of our poorest barrios.

The teacher’s name is unimportant. He is the sole breadwinner for 17 family members. He is known for his compassionate zeal for the children he nurtures.

I can only imagine that there will be more like “the teacher” in the future, but for now, please lift up this stalwart in your prayers.

We have been praying here in Nicaragua for all of you in North America for weeks. Please take time and pray today that he might recover.

I am doing well. Most of my friends are continuing to self isolate. But right now we are asking for your prayers.

I will resume the weekly stories in my blog next week. But today I would like you to focus on my friend, the teacher.

Thank you.

Dios los bendiga


Growing up on the mission field for most of my youth, I never imagined leaving the U.S. other than to serve on short-term mission trips. But, it was on one of those ministry tours to Granada, Nicaragua, that I fell in love with the Nicaraguan people and Uno Mas Ministries began.

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