At Glenbrook we strive to follow the teachings of Jesus and do what he has asked us to do. We don’t always do so perfectly, and sometimes we get distracted and need to get ourselves back on track.
A great way to serve Christ, is to do so in a group….and never does a group bond together better, and learn more about trusting Jesus, then on a short-term mission trip. That’s why, since 2005, Glenbrook Presbyterian Church (GPC) has participated in a two-week mission trip to Managua, Nicaragua. All of these trips have been undertaken in partnership with PAN (Presbyterians Aiding Nicaraguans) Missions Canada, a not-for-profit ministry founded in 1997 by Annette Vickers in an effort to assist and partner with Child Evangelism Fellowship in the spreading of the gospel. As God has blessed, PAN has continued to grow and send workers to build churches and Sunday schools, to work in hospitals, orphanages, clinics and feeding stations and to minister through sports, drama, puppets and music. PAN teams impact the needy by providing basic life and economic skills training, access to clean drinking water and medical care. PAN partners with local Nicaraguan organizations in an effort to meet the needs of Central America’s poorest people, including the need to know Him. PAN is a multi-denominational Christian mission serving many denominations in Nicaragua. More information can be found at :
This year Glenbrook will be sending a team to Nicaragua from July 4-18. You can follow a daily report from the team on this page. We are delighted to have Heather Boyd and Barbara Taylor joining us from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian church in nearby Streetsville and Sue and David Aristone joining us from Centre Street Baptist church in St. Thomas, Ontario.
We are pleased to introduce here, our entire team:
The team will be taking with them 19 hockey bags filled with children and adult clothing, sewing supplies and fabric; crafts, toys and games; toiletry kits; tools; pneumonia vests; as well as 4 medi-packs containing much-needed medicines and medical supplies. Our team always visits Mascota children’s hospital in Managua, which treats children with cancer. During this visit we donate the medical kits and pneumonia vests and visit with some of the children, who light up when they receive an activity kit and/or a stuffed toy. The parents appreciate our prayers for their ailing children.
Prayers are appreciated as the team makes its final preparations for the trip!