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Women’s Cycle of Life

Women’s Cycle of Life leader: I love to see that spark in women!  I love to see them come alive, and realize that they can learn!  That they have talents, that Jesus can work through them to transform their families, and their communities.

For many women meeting Jesus through Women’s Cycle of Life, God is truly giving them beauty for ashes. They are new creations in Christ Jesus.

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Through Women of CHE classes women have the opportunity to learn new skills, as well as refine their skills.

Two women have started their own bakeries with enthusiastic support from their husbands. Others are making their own birthday and Mother’s Day cakes, which saves money.

One woman added home-made donuts to the snacks she sells outside the school, a step which has boosted sales.  Many have taken cake-decorating classes with a government program.

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The sewing classes in one community began with the village seamstress generously teaching her skills, and sharing her sewing machine.  The women came to learn in small groups throughout the week.  Recycled secondhand clothing was used for practice.  Thank you to all the seamstresses in the US who generously share their fabric stashes so that CHE women can make attractive items to sell, and begin to augment their income.

CHE Nicaragua Featured Volunteer

Janneth with happy group San Diego
Janeth (Far Right) is a gifted leader and teacher.

“One of the things I love most about CHE is that the ministry enters the community like Jesus entered communities, without excluding anyone.  The women who come are a testimony  of how CHE Entered the community.  CHE is acting upong the Great Commission – I love it!

CHE ministry works without thinking of denominations, or of social classes. For example, we have Catholics, evangelicals, and non-believers all working together: there is good communication, and we have good relationships. We look for those in the community who really need the gospel, instead of staying with the Christians.

Before becoming involved in CHE, I thought that people had to go to evangelical /Protestant churches. Now I have learned to say – yes, go to your church, pray, give your life to Jesus – God has a purpose for your life – without insisting that someone change their church…

Yes, I love CHE! And now my husband (Pastor Alejandro) wants to see CHE start in Esteli! And that is because of what he saw in the CHE ministry on Ometepe when our family was part of a team visiting the island. (They were there with Anne and Bill’s team in February.)”

JANNETH DIAZ ZALEDON

CHE Nicaragua Featured Staff 2015

DARLING JANETTE LOPEZ RAMOS
RAMIREZ LOPEZ (CHICO)

D and C teaching Dec 2013.jpeg“Darling Janette Lopez Ramos is a trained lawyer who has been working with CHE in Nicaragua since 2002 when she began working with the community of San Juan near the city of Boaco.  She eventually was responsible for setting up the Nicaraguan Woman’s Cycle of Life programs throughout Nicaragua.  Recently Darling and her husband Ramirez Lopez (Chico), a pastor of a Managua church, took the leadership role in organizing and setting up CHE programs in ten communities on the Island of Ometepe.  Currently Darling and Chico are working to establish CHE communities in Northern Nicaragua near the city of Ocotal.
Darling also trains CHE women in Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic through the Woman’s Cycle of Life program while Chico is a leader of the FIEMCA church in Nicaragua.  These two sacrifice much to share Christ and to help the hurting of Nicaragua.  If you’d like to support their work in Nicaragua, you may donate here.  Know that 100% of your donation goes to them—there are no administrative costs.  These two live a very simple life style not even owning a car but using the Nicaraguan bus system to reach the communities they serve.  Many times they have continued serving without pay in order to support what God is doing in Nicaragua.”  “Darling Janette Lopez Ramos is a trained lawyer who has been working with CHE in Nicaragua since 2002 when she began working with the community of San Juan near the city of Boaco.  She eventually was responsible for setting up the Nicaraguan Woman’s Cycle of Life programs throughout Nicaragua.  Recently Darling and her husband Ramirez Lopez (Chico), a pastor of a Managua church, took the leadership role in organizing and setting up CHE programs in ten communities on the Island of Ometepe.  Currently Darling and Chico are working to establish CHE communities in Northern Nicaragua near the city of Ocotal. Darling also trains CHE women in Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic through the Woman’s Cycle of Life program while Chico is a leader of the FIEMCA church in Nicaragua.  These two sacrifice much to share Christ and to help the hurting of Nicaragua.  If you’d like to support their work in Nicaragua, you may donate here.  Know that 100% of your donation goes to them—there are no administrative costs.  These two live a very simple life style not even owning a car but using the Nicaraguan bus system to reach the communities they serve.  Many times they have continued serving without pay in order to support what God is doing in Nicaragua.”

Featured Community Nueva Sogivia

CHE at work in Nueva Sogivia

We are proud to introduce you to the CHE community of Nueva Sogivia.  We have watched the community transform and prosper and here are some of our most recent stories.

Group with water project.jpgThe Well Project
The Jicaro area has bad water.  This well project was the result of a colaboration between the community, a church in the US, and the mayor’s office – which was co-ordinated by the CHE group.

Focused on Prevention
This  photo shows the Dr Romero exercise at a Vision seminar:  Participants decide where an illness/condition can best be treated – in the community, in the clinic, or the hospital.  In the photo you can clearly see that most of the common diseases can be treated in the community.  Or better yet, prevented in the community.  Remember, CHE emphasizes prevention.

Women in the Community
Women are using their newly learned craft skills:  they are selling bags and purses in the universities in Ocotal.  Women are starting baking businesses, or incorporating new products into an existing business.

New Ways to Thrive
Men in Pie de Cuesta have learned to make hammocks sponsored by The CHE Association team.  One of the concerns that emerged from the CHE committee training’s is the economic difficulties families face in the time after the crops are planted.  These men are using that waiting time to make hammocks.  They are also making more elaborate hammocks to appeal to tourists or visitors.