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As a result of that 1st trip, everything changed for me. See, I grew up a “Christian” who prayed, went to church and read my Bible dutifully, just like eating vegetables as a kid but I was a mess, so far from God and didn’t even know it.
However, through my experience there, God showed me that this isn’t how a real relationship with Him is. The light that glows from that place is irresistible, loving and so powerful. I could go on forever about how different this is from religion, most of the “Christian” church and how my life was changed but I think the only way to summarize it is that now, everything is different in my whole life because I have a relationship with my Father and get to live and walk in the power of the Holy Spirit…
This is nothing like what I had when I thought was a Christian and that place is filled with God’s love and power that Mike and his ministry walk in every day in a radical, inviting, loving and irresistible way.
Every time I return, I meet God there in a special way and walk away filled to overflowing and better at sharing God’s love with the world. The spiritual atmosphere in that place is nothing that can be described.
For me, being able to contribute financially to the ministry is an opportunity to see my little dollars go out, oppose the gates of hell and win! The dollars aren’t what matters, it’s the partnership with God in seeing Jesus’ kingdom come that matters and when my little contributions go to that place, I know that God is at work with them through this organization in a special way… those small investments are magnified and multiplied in a very real way spiritually in a tangible sense on this earth.
I’ve seen more lives changed there and more good things freely given out there and experienced the judgement-free love of God being shared through this organization more than anywhere else on planet earth.”
“When Michael started the Isaiah Ministry we knew we would be sponsoring a child with him. Being us, we procrastinated in contacting him about our desire to sponsor someone. By the time we did, all the kids had already been sponsored. Michael told us not to worry, that he had a couple more kids that he would be bringing into the project. That kid was Alex, although kid might have been a bit of a misnomer. At the time Alex was 14 years old and in high school. We have been sponsoring him ever since. Sponsoring Alex has been a huge blessing to us. We have been able to watch him grow in wisdom, maturity and most importantly in faith. Being able to help such a bright and dedicated young man get a top notch high school education and continue supporting him as he went on to English school and now University has truly been an honor. We also had the joy of finally getting to meet Alex when we went to Nicaragua for Michael and Jessica’s wedding. It was so wonderful to be with him and especially see Alex’s love for us and our children. What a good God we have to bring an American family together with a missionary to a young man in Nicaragua who needed to know God’s love for him. We thank God for the ability to be a part of the Isaiah Ministry and for our 5th kid, Alex.”
I was healed of chronic pain thanks to the faithfulness of Michael and Jessica’s prayers and the power of the Holy Spirit within them, and have since stepped out in faith praying for people everywhere I go.
Thank you for inviting me into your home and allowing me to be a part of the Isaiah ministry. I can’t wait to come back!”
“My experience in Nicaragua was one that fundamentally lifted so much negative distraction from the life I elected to live. I witnessed the meaning of service put forth by Michael. I experienced healing & peace within a safe place.
I was living deeper, purer, & more joyous than I ever knew possible. The environment in Nicaragua spent alongside Michael was open, lively, & uplifting in every way. The heart strings evident in the Isaiah project are very much alive & the taproots established will bear much more fruit.
As a Christian we know our permanent home is not on Earth, yet this place is very near to my heart & I would promote it a beautiful place to settle & make that worldly impact. I thank Michael for his willingness to be a student of Christ, the culture, & leadership. My mission is to build an asset large enough to be able to provide back what was once gifted to me in that country.“
Frequently Asked Questions
What is your mission statement?
We at The Isaiah Ministry understand that the future of Nicaragua rests in the precious hands of the children. Coming alongside the children and youth of Nicaragua to encourage, enable, and guide as best we can in love and truth is what we strive to achieve daily.
What do you believe?
We believe that all human beings have an innate longing and basic desire to feel the love of their Creator. Drawing our inspiration from the Word of God (Isaiah 58:6-11), we seek to continue this love-revolution that was begun by our Lord Jesus Christ and the first believers in “the Way” around two thousand years ago.
At the Isaiah Ministry we strive to show our Father’s love to our fellow man in the simplest forms such as caring for the physical needs of the poor; as well as in more spiritually provocative ways such as offering Bible studies and praying for the sick in public venues. Jesus was love incarnate while He walked this earth; He did not have a ministry-side to His daily life, His life was His ministry. We believe that this is to be our example here in Nicaragua and wherever we may be day to day.
The Isaiah Ministry is not anything new with respect to our feeding and educational programs; or even our Bible studies and public outreach events. However, we are seeking to show our Nicaraguan brothers and sisters what it looks like to live lives given to “being love” because we are loved by Him. This can happen at the grocery store, the bank, the barber shop, in class, on the bus, it just doesn’t matter!
We believe Holy Spirit goes with us everywhere we go and so wherever we go we carry on the inside of us hope, love, and power to change lives that are desperately searching for meaning and hope in a lost and corrupt world.
How can I support your ministry?
Your gifts are always incredibly appreciated. Through your generosity, we are able to share the love and power of God to those in need and build a better future for them.
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How can I contact you?
We believe that you only really live when you really learn to love. It is our mission at the Isaiah Ministry to demonstrate the power that unconditional love really has in transforming hearts, minds, and lives. That said, one of our main ministries is connecting children and their families with sponsors. Could that be you?