The mission’s motto is “Keeping the Main Thing, the Main Thing”
. To do this we incorporate evangelism into every service we provide. The only condition the mission insists on before it starts a work in a community is that they allow us to share the good news of Jesus Christ. When we coordinate with government and community officials we insure they understand we are not a humanitarian organization but a spiritual organization that does humanitarian work. In 2009 David and Kim Romero began working with the mission with the church in Matagalpa and in helping keep the main thing the main thing.
The mission has a staff of 65 personnel. All of the direct work of the mission is done by Nicaraguans. Each aspect of the mission has a Director, as listed above. All but 6 of the staff are Nicaraguan nationals and most are Christians. Mike and Ann Faris came to the mission in October 2007. Mike is serving as the Deputy Director with Ann developing Bible material for the schools and congregations. In January 2010 Daisy and Serigo Salazar joined the mission staff. Sergio will serve as Assistant to the Executive Director and Daisy, who has a pharmacy degree, will serve as the coordinator with MINSA for the new program to retest and extend the shelf life of medicine. Also, in January 2010 Ben and Susan Brooks joined the mission staff. Ben will serve as the Deputy Director of Finance/Development and Susan will work in our education program and our Smiles program. Misión Para Cristo has strong working relationships and agreements with the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health, Education and Family and is presently developing a new agreement with the army to help us serve in remote areas. The mission also has working agreements with 10 Mayor’s offices. Each year over 20 groups (approximately 225 – 275 workers) come to Nicaragua to help in all aspects of the mission and most importantly develop life long relationship with the Nicaraguans.
Time and space do not allow all the work the mission is involved in to be mentioned here. To obtain more details concerning the mission’s involvement with the people of Nicaragua go to our web site at www.misionparacristo.com
. You can also see pictures of the work we do at photos.misionparacristo.com
Benny and Donna have been married for over 34 years. They met at Lubbock Christian College and were married in December, 1974. Benny and Donna have been in local ministry throughout their married life. They have four children and 8 grandchildren. Benny is a native of Corinth, Mississippi and Donna is from Plainview, Texas.