North Way Christian Community Church in Pittsburgh, PA

Daniel & Jessenia’s Story

Daniel and Jessenia have been called by the Lord to stand in the gap and make up a wall (Ezekiel 22:30) for families living in the Managua, Nicaragua city trash dump. They stand in prayer, seeking the Lord for His strategy to build His walls of salvation (Isaiah 60:18). This happens first in the Spirit, that then God’s children may be delivered to see Him as their loving Father and find their true identity in Him. With Christ as the foundation, families can be rebuilt, restored, and repaired to be priests of the Lord and ministers of God (Isaiah 61:4,6). Daniel and Jessenia supervise Casa Libertad y Sanidad, a home for at-risk children of the families who live in the trash dump. The children go to school and live in a safe environment while growing into responsibility. The primary focus is the children’s and their parents’ spiritual deliverance and healing – that they would know their identity in Christ to then allow Him to build their house (Psalm 127:1). Daniel was born and raised in the North Way Community before moving to Nicaragua in 2005, while his parents Bruce and Kathy continue to faithfully serve the congregation. He and Jessenia married in January 2010. Ministry Blog

About Nicaragua

Located in Central America, Nicaragua is home to active volcanoes and lush jungles. After nearly two centuries of dictatorships and civil wars, many people are still suffering from divided politics and deep poverty. Stable families are a rarity and many children are at risk for physical, verbal, emotional, psychological, and spiritual abuse. Around 75% of the population is under the age of 30, so it is vital that educational and governmental systems acquire adequate resources and policies to protect this generation.

Ways to Pray 1. Quality education systems and well-trained teachers able to recognize signs of child abuse and proactively deal with behavior issues. 2. Equipped churches ready to engage young people with the Gospel message. 3. Political stability and reconciliation after centuries of division and trauma in Nicaragua.

Nicaragua Facts Population: 6,151,000 Capital: Managua Primary Religion: Christianity Language: Spanish