Nicaragua is the largest Central American country in terms of size, but with less than six million people, it is also the least populated country in Central America.

Lutheran mission work in Nicaragua began 15 years ago when a Canadian Lutheran pastor who had grown up in Nicaragua, returned to begin the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Nicaragua, a daughter church of the Lutheran Church-Canada. Today there are twenty pastors and an equal number of deaconesses serving in 23 congregations. In addition there are four national church planters who are working to start new churches.

Since most of the pastors are serving congregations that are unable to fully support them, CALMS is currently working to help introduce some strategies to help the pastors supplement their income.

After several years of building trust and relationships, CALMS' staff now includes Pastor Hector Morales as a missionary pastor.  Pastor Hector is a successful church planter and continues to lead his 4th church plant in addition to serving with CALMS.  Later this year, CALMS will be assisting several congregations from the US in making their first visit to Nicaragua to begin partnerships with villages. 

Please pray for Pastor Hector and his work in villages to create opportunities for others to learn of Jesus' love for them.  Please give to support this outreach with a monthly or one-time gift.