The Farm in Nicaragua

It was a joy to have John Dykes and his grandson Caleb with us for a few days. Bro. Dykes is director of Spanish ministries at Hope International Missions.
Last Friday we took a trip to Nicaragua where we met up with Bro. Dykes. We wanted to see how pastor Julio was doing and also see the new farm project. The mission is endeavoring to get our pastors and churches financially independent, and to do that they are starting projects that will help the pastor become self-supporting. The mission just recently bought about 40 acres of land in Nicaragua. This picture shows some of the crops that they already have planted. They have plans of battle cattle, building an irrigation system and planting more crops and vegetables. With five cows a pastor can support his family. If you would be interested in finding out more information about this project and how you can help contact John Dykes (772) 546-1113.
The farm runs along the edge of the Coco River.
These are the two horses that they have on the farm.
We had to make a rather rugged trek into the mountains to see the farm. They felt sorry for Bro. Dykes so they brought him a horse to ride back out on.
Joseph was dragging his feet on the way back so they gave him a ride too.

It sure is exciting to see what God is doing in Nicaragua. Pastor Julio has also started a new preaching point in the town of Ocotal and God is blessing. The future is bright for the work of God!


Good morning, how are you?

My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys travelling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because trough them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately, it is impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are very small countries with very few population, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

For all this, I would ask you one small favour:
Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Honduras? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Honduras in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

Emilio Fernandez Esteban
Calle Valencia, 39
28903 Getafe (Madrid)

If you wish, you can visit my blog where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

Finally, I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

Yours Sincerely

Emilio Fernandez