Ketley and Vital Pierre
Ketley and Vital work on the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua to strengthen local churches and encourage existing churches to plant new ones. Their ministry is a holistic, "hands on" endeavor in which they walk and work alongside local people, building relationships. They also work with people in local churches to educate against drug abuse and drug trafficking. They pastor a church which they started and are involved in an exciting church planting ministry.
Ketly writes: “Each day is a new opportunity to see what new things God has for us". It's my pleasure this month to write to you on behalf of the MPT (Missionary Partnership Team) and the ministry of the Pierre’s in Nicaragua. The ministries in Bluefields, Kukra Hill, and Rama continue to grow daily, and afford numerous opportunities to reach people on behalf of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
By way of update in Bluefields: the after-school tutoring program in Bluefields is now conducting an expanded and more comprehensive program. In Nicaragua, there are two half-day school schedules. One group attends class from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon; and the other, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. With parents working, this leaves some children unattended at home, so this after-school ministry is very important. Bethel Church in Bluefields has had a before-and-after school program since 2000, but recently added more bussing and lunch to this ministry. There is a before-school program at Bethel from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The afternoon students are bussed to the church/school at 12:00 noon, share lunch together, and then take part in classes and activities until 5:00 p.m. when they are bussed home. God has blessed the Pierre’s with a beautiful facility and staff at Bluefields, and they want to use it to its fullest potential to the glory of the Lord.
• Pray for Ketley and Vital as they serve in Nicaragua and continue their vital ministry of pastoring a dynamic congregation, ministering to their community and training Christian leaders.