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Jody Kennedy International
What Are You Up To Now?
Just when we think we know what we
are to do for the coming years, the Lord challenges us to take a fresh
look at "our plans". Lord, what are you up to now?
Our home and car in Managua were
supposed to make us more efficient and effective with our current work
load. Now we just have more work. Lord, what are you up to
We are now being invited to not
only bring teams for our Practically Speaking English courses, but to
provide our church partners with some seminars, training, conferences
and other events and resources. Lord, what are you up to now?
Then we were visited by our dear
friend and mission partner, Joe Wilson, who shares a vision with us to
begin a church planting movement among the university age adults in
Managua. We plan to be an ingredient in that mission. Lord,
what are you up to now?
I can see that our expenses will be
increasing, but our donations have not increased (yet). Lord, what
are you up to now?
Lord, what are you up to now?
He is up to the Father's business, as He has been from
eternity past. Reaching the lost is His business. Saving
the condemned is His business. Stretching His people to join Him
in the Father's business, is His business.
Please consider joining Him and us in the Father's business.
Pray for us. Go with us. GIve to us.
We look back on 2011 in our 2011
Review that can be found by clicking
Please take a moment and read it. As you read, take the
opportunity to praise to our Lord and Savior for all He did last year.
80+ Say "Yes" in
Our team of teachers from Florida and Texas and our partners from
Managua made the 3 hour trip northward to the city of Estelí to work
in the Open Door Baptist Church.
An adult class in Estelí.
(Click on the image to view our photo gallery from Estelí.)
This would be the first Practically Speaking English event in that
city. We attracted hundreds of children, teenagers and adults
to our English course. Daily attendance held steady with almost
200 children, about 100 teenagers and more than 100 adults.
In the end, Pastor Clemente and his church have hundreds of new
families to visit, including 80+ teens and adults who said
"yes" to Christ during our evangelistic English course.
We are already planning a return trip to Estelí for an evangelistic
event such as family movie night.
Our 2012 Outlook
We are challenging ourselves, and you, to reach more people with
the gospel in 2012 than in any previous year.
We have already completed five evangelism event in
2012. More than 250 adults and teens have said "yes"
to Christ. By any measure, God has given us a great start in
the new year. So, once again, we have a full calendar with lots
more events planned in Nicaragua and elsewhere.
Each year we are able to reach about 2000 adults and
2000 children with the gospel. In the time the Lord allows us to
continue our work, we hope to reach that many and more this year.
This year we plan
to begin a church planting movement among the university students of
Managua. Joe Wilson is the most expert church planter that we
know and we will be working with him in this movement. We have worked
with him for years in Eastern Europe and Russia.
This year we are
adding paid staff to our work in Nicaragua. As we identify Nicaraguan
Christians who are called to full-time service, we want to be able to
pay them a monthly stipend to assist us in expanding our work there.
This year we hope
to add "micro-events" in support of our partner churches.
These will be evangelistic outreaches to the communities. For
example: pastor training, family and marriage seminars, discipleship
seminars and evangelism training. If you are interested in
teaching or facilitating one of these "micro-events', please
2012 Financial Needs
- a 15-passenger van
- a video projector
- rent on the Nica house
- Nicaragua staff
- pastor assistance
- discipleship material
- church planting
- fuel ($6/gallon) in Nicaragua
- volunteer scholarships
- portable piano keyboards (thank you
Lee Monroe for the first electronic piano keyboard)
- notebook computers
Our 2012 Schedule Is Now
Don't put it off - schedule now!
Due to rising airfares, we need commitments much sooner than in years
past. To facilitate this requirement, we have reduced the
deposit amount and made the sign up deadline earlier. See the
event schedule (click here)
for the specific dates.
We need doctors, nurses, PA's, pharmacists and other medical
professionals to staff our medical teams. Please help us get
the word out. Contact us right away.
Check Out Video Library
our video channels for a library of our videos from past
missions. The easiest way is to click on the camera above or
Nicaragua Experience by Gina D.
There is no
other way to say it. We need financial support.
Our needs for 2012 are greater than in any previous year.
on the Nica house
($6/gallon) in Nicaragua
any amount are welcome. No donation is too small or too large to
be used to reach the lost through the work God has given us to
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Jody Kennedy International
Kennedy International* is the ministry of Jody and Trisha Kennedy who
have given themselves to serving Christ through full-time Christian
service. In partnership with churches in the U.S., Eastern
Europe, and Latin America, the ministry motivates and mobilizes Christians
to get out of their comfort zones to take the gospel of Christ across
the street and around the world.
We are supported by the generous gifts of our friends,
team members, and partners. Contributions are tax deductible
and are used to support the ministries of Jody Kennedy International.
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