CHE ministry in a new community may begin with the general community, a church, or with a family. In the Jicaro, Nueva Segovia communities the Jimenez family have been key in the development of a ministry that:
Has impacted 6 communities
Has 300 children in discipleship classes
500 women working in CHE
100 women have their own businesses as a result of CHE training
30 men are making hammocks (thanks to classes through CHE)
Communities have successfully worked on community projects, such as:
Efficient Wood Stoves
Child feeding stations, which include scholastic support
We can say truthfully that God uses families in the transformation of their communities.
The Jimenez family includes the 2 CHE Area leaders: brother and sister, Jose Luis (wearing blue) and Dania (in pink). God has given them the strength to face difficulties, as well as love and patience in their work.
Their mother, Lila, Mama Lila to all of us, and their father, Don Tulio, have welcomed CHE trainers from other part of the country, and accommodated everyone at, what must have been, considerable inconvenience. Tania, their younger sister, participates in CHE trainings, and helps her mother produce delicious meals to be consumed on their wide, shady porch.
Masiel, in red, is a capable young farmer, often to be seen bringing the cows home. The family has farmed there for over 50 years, always planting corn and beans. This year, the bean crop did very poorly, so Masiel decided to try tomatoes, with seeds provided by ECHO in Florida. (echo.org) So far, the plants are doing well, so we ask God to provide a bountiful harvest.