Prayer & Visitation

What is outreach?

Outreach is an act of “going!” Unlike in American culture, in Nicaragua it is common for visitors to just drop in, show up at your house to pass the time in conversation. New Song takes advantage of this cultural norm to reach out to individuals and families with God’s love.

Visits often include, but are not limited to:

  • The elderly and shut-ins
  • The ill and infirm
  • Widows
  • Those who have ceased to come to church
  • Those who are going through a difficult time
  • Those who do not know the Lord

In Matthew 25:36, Jesus says, “I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” Although these people are not in a physical prison, some may feel like they are in solitary confinement! Why? In Nicaraguan society, there is a lot of mistrust. Often people have no one with whom to share their hearts, fearing gossip and judgment. Close friendships outside the family are unusual. Home visits offer people a safe place to share, with people who truly care about them and will keep everything in confidence. During these times of outreach, our goal is to leave everyone we meet in better condition than when we found them. In each visit, we offer time, concern, and a listening ear. Often people are eager to share about a problem or difficulty in their lives. We seek the Lord in prayer and, when appropriate, offer Biblical-based counsel.

Through love we build relationships with those we meet. Out in the villages and in the homes, you see the hurt, the pain, the brokenness, the unloved and dying spirits of the people. We make our goal to take the love of Jesus and spread it as far and wide as we can. Directed by the Holy Spirit, we follow, pray and see lives changed. Hearts have been healed and people have come to know the Lord as a result of a visit in their homes. The elderly and ill know that they are not forgotten by God or by His people. The lonely have been encouraged and comforted, and those with problems have learned that God’s Word speaks to the issues in their lives. Most importantly, God is glorified, and His love is shown through this ministry.