Nueva Vida Baptist Church #2 in El Realejo recently celebrated its’ first anniversary. This year we are planting two new Churches. Our 2 existing Churches are greatly expanding their youth and street kids soccer for boys and volleyball for girls. Will have over 20 teams lined up which will be over 200 young people that will hear a clear presentation of the Gospel before each game. This has been a very effective program of evangelism. We will be starting our second year of motorcycle repair school in February. Also on this years schedule are Spanish literacy classes and basic math and home economics classes. All of these activities are tools to present the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
After spending more than $1,000.00, more than a year of jumping through hoops and going through bureaucratic red tape, we have finally received our legal status as a Church in Nicaragua. Without this certification, the Church cannot have a bank account, cannot pay into their employees social security and pension plans, cannot receive donations directly to the Church via check or leave a check paper trail of expenses. With this certification, we can also import tax free containers, buy building materials and not pay the 16% sales tax, not pay property taxes, buy vehicles tax free and several other benefits.