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2019 Budget and Financials

Why I Support CEPAD

Why I Support CEPAD Arlayne Knox shares why she supports CEPAD. I first learned about CEPAD in 1984, on a Presbyterian Mission Study trip to Central America. My church (University Presbyterian, Fairbanks, Alaska) sent me with money to use where I saw the need. It was during the Iran-Contra Affair and we visited a displaced […]

Transformation From Helplessness to Sustainable Change

Chris Rose, Director of AMOS Trust, a UK based organization that supports CEPAD, shares the impact they have seen over 5 years of support of a group of 7 villages and why they have committed to supporting another group of 7 villages for 5 more years. People in the UK are surprised when they hear […]

You are Training Tomorrow’s Leaders

You are Training Tomorrow’s Leaders Ebelín is a mother and community leader in the village of La Providencia. Before your support for her training, she was shy and mostly stayed in her home with her family. She is now helping her community by improving the roads and transforming empty land into gardens. They have recently solicited […]

Meet Our Volunteers

Jhan and Ian Vallenca recently joined CEPAD’s team as Mission Co-Workers through the PCUSA (Presbyterian Church USA). Jhan is from the Dominican Republic and Ian is from California, but they met while they were both pursuing a Masters in Divinity at San Francisco Theological Seminary. Jhan and Ian will be working with CEPAD for at […]

CEPAD’s Crisis Response Training

Our new communications volunteer, Nicole, shares her experience of attending crisis response trainings with CEPAD staff.  I was able to attend the crisis response trainings that took place in the regions of Teusteppe and Nueva Guinnea a few weeks ago. It was my first time traveling to other CEPAD offices, visiting rural communities, and speaking […]

Meet Our Volunteers: Nicole Opgenorth

One of our newest volunteers, Nicole Opgenorth, arrived in Managua a few weeks ago and will be spending 2019 in Nicaragua working with CEPAD. She is from Michigan and recently graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, with degrees in public relations and Spanish. Nicole will be supporting CEPAD’s delegations and communications departments. She […]

Meet Our Volunteers: Olivia Iekel

Olivia Iekel has already spent two years in Nicaragua working with CEPAD through the RCA (Reformed Church in America). After graduating from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, she spent two years as a medical interpreter before moving to Managua. She now serves as CEPAD’s volunteer coordinator while supporting some church and delegation partnerships. Her […]