June 23 is fast approaching. Our team is moving forward, getting supplies, preparing our hearts, and minds for this adventure. What a wonderful experience to bring the gospel of JESUS CHRIST to children and adults in a country where it is a struggle to have clean water, not just for drinking but also for bathing. We are excited to give the children and adults the opportunity to swim in a pool.
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Our team has been busy raising funds for this adventure. Our next fundraiser is PANDA EXPRESS Resturant in Auburn, CA on Willow Creek Dr. June 11 from noon to 5pm. Come out and support our adventure to Nicaragua.

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Outreach of love and compassion on the streets, communities and villages of Nicaragua.

June 23 to July 7 2017

Our focus is to share the gospel of JESUS and teach safety habits related to fire, water, environmental and first aid. The name of our curriculum for this VBS is SUBMERGED. We are going to take our students into the depths of the sea (BIBLE) to give them a strong understanding of the love of JESUS CHRIST, who He is and how much He loves us.



The second week we will take our ministry of music, drama and sports activities to the rural villages and communities around Jinotepe and Diriamba. As always we bring nourishing food, and health clinics where ever we go. Ministry of Mercy’s team consists of John Nicosia (team chef), Dr. Reina Tifer Vega from Nicaragua, Mary Nicosia, RN and director, Pastor Eric Van Patten, and Pastor Marvin. Team members are Isaac Van Patten, Holten Chorley, Mi kayla Van Patten, Steffan Holland, Amanda Ferguson, and Rachel Hooten.

Join us at Elevation Church in Auburn CA for more information and help with items needed and a garage sale soon

Contact Mary Nicosia for more information 530 305 4098 or email

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Donate through PayPal on this website(specify VBS team)

Items we need: We are collecting items for this trip which include: swimsuits for boys and girls, flip flops for kids and adults, small toy items such as cars, games, combs, brushes, toothbrushes, small soaps and shampoo items, hair ties and barrettes, small boxes of raisins, children vitamins, prenatal vitamins, liquid tylenol, ibuprofen, small first aid kits, whistles, small packages of crayons, pencils, rubber pants, children’s underwear. Healthy candy; suckers, hard candy, fruit roll ups, as examples. Elevation Church in Auburn has a collection bin for these items.

We are in need of CPR mannequins (child and baby), We would also like to purchase model of how a baby is born.

Health Clinics in November:

Two possible clinics in the Jinotepe area. One is Venous stasis clinic and the other is a woman’s clinic. Both would require nurses to come and join in health teaching and clinic duties. More infomation to follow.

Please consider a donation today. We are thankful for your donation to our projects and work