December 11, 2007

From Gary Eckleman, Architect for Villa Esperanza

Hi everyone, I thought you would be excited to see the progress at the " Villa Esperanza". I just returned last Tuesday from Nicaragua and had a great week of construction meetings with Wilbert Alvarado and the General Contractors.

With the exception of a few adjustments and some clarification in details and design, the contractor we have selected is doing a great job.

After this trip, I have realized it was very important to hire a local independent project supervisor to oversee the General Contractor to insure a level of quality we expect. We owe Troy Davis and Dave Watts a gratitude of thanks for their part in making this decision.

Without Luis Mena (independent project supervisor), Wilbert and their daily supervision it would be difficult to maintain a higher standard of construction. We are also very fortunate to have an excellent General Contractor who is putting out an extra effort to help us complete this project on time and on budget.

It has been a pleasure to work with everyone involved and I can tell the General Contractor and his crew are very excited about this project and it's special meaning.

On Saturday I was fortunate to participate in their weekly devotion.
I was also fortunate to be part of a field trip, for some of the girls from La Chureca, to a local theater to see the play The Nutcracker. A huge reminder why everyone is involved in the "Villa Esperanza".

I want to thank all of you for your part in this project to glorify our God.

Jesus loves you!

October 15, 2007

More Than 20 Teams for 2008!

Managua, Nicaragua has captured the hearts of many churches, organizations and schools. Already, Forward Edge will send more than 20 teams to the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua in 2008! Ministry focuses include children's ministries, construction and evangelism. Teams will focus their energy at Forward Edge's new Villa Esperanza, Colegio de Esperanza (a school) in La Chureca, Vida Nueva (a nutrition center in Managua) and El Canyon (the orphanage). Please continue to pray for Forward Edge's involvement in Nicaragua!

Other ways to pray:
  1. John (Forward Edge Facilitator) and Helen Little (Forward Edge Team Coordinator), as they prepare to move down to Nicaragua and adopt two Nicaraguan brothers.
  2. Training of a new Nicaragua Team Coordinator.
  3. Health of Forward Edge Field Coordinators, Gloria Sequeira and Wilbert Alvarado-Cruz.
Thank you for your prayers and support!