Saturating the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ means we take the gospel beyond our local communities and share it through our words and actions with people around the world.
Verbo Church in Puerto Cabezas seeks to minister to the people of their community as they build relationships and demonstrate Christ’s love by providing medical attention, feeding hungry children, providing jobs, and visiting those in prison. Through the faithfulness of Verbo Church, the Kingdom of God is being extended into their community, region and nation. They are discipling and helping 10 pastors and churches along the Rio Coco as part of this effort.
Led by Pastor Earl Bowie, Verbo Church has a growing, vibrant congregation. The Church also oversees two Verbo Christian Schools with approximately 1000 students, and the Casa Bernabe Orphanage. Currently, the orphanage is home to 100 children, ages 2-21. Pastor Earl was himself orphaned early in life and was raised by his grandparents. Pastor Earl now oversees the Verbo Churches throughout Nicaragua and is leading a movement of God in the midst of a difficult season.
Two times a year, up to 50 pastors along the Coco River attend conferences hosted by Pastor Earl, traveling days by canoe to Puerto Cabezas that they may grow in their understanding of the Gospel. These are intensive trainings teach the pastors how to develop different skills to learn and understand the Word of God, and how to teach and preach it that souls may hear the life-altering message of Scripture. Since October 2016, the upper floor of the new Vocational Center at the orphanage has accommodated these pastors during their stay.