Caulatú, Nicaragua

Food for the Hungry & Commonway

Just over two years ago, Matt & Liz visited Nicaragua for the first time. They didn’t make it to Caulatú on that trip, but they did see the work that Food for Hungry is doing in other parts of the country. To say they were impressed would be an understatement.

Food for the Hungry, or FH, is actively working in 19 countries across 4 continents. They call themselves “Agents of Change,” and the name fits brilliantly. They work relentlessly to create community-wide transformation in towns and villages just like Caulatú. They recognize, though, that this type of spiritual, physical, and economic change does not happen overnight. And so, this work is always accompanied by a 10-year commitment.

That’s where we come in. When Matt & Liz returned from that first trip two years ago, they were convinced that this was a place where Commonway should be involved. As a church, we have committed to 10 years to partner with FH and the people who live in Caulatú.

Make no mistake, we’re the junior partner. That doesn’t mean our role is inconsequential. In fact, the opposite is true. Almost one hundred of us sponsor a child that lives in or near Caulatú. Don’t underestimate how vital that is. The impact of your letters and support help fuel the work of transformation.

This Saturday, ten of us from Commonway are heading to Caulatú. This is our 4th trip since Matt & Liz first visited, and we’ll continue to go because we know and we believe that God works through people as they share their lives together. And yes, we hope and pray that Caulatú will experience the transformation of God’s love, but we know, too, that God will continue to transform Commonway through the people of Caulatú.

As we travel, please pray.

  • Pray that God will continue to work and move among the folks in Caulatú.
  • Pray that God’s love will be evident through us as we meet and become friends.
  • Pray for God’s kingdom to come, His will be done, and His name to be glorified.
  • Pray for our health and safety.
Jeremy Neckers

Jeremy Neckers

Jeremy Neckers is the Administrative Pastor at Commonway. Originally from southwestern New York, Jeremy moved to Muncie in the early 90s with his parents and sister. After graduating from Delta High School, he earned a degree in chemistry and biology from Ball State in 2002.  While Jeremy has been a part of Commonway since its inception, he spent a number of years as a middle school math & science teacher before joining the staff. He and his wife, Maggie, live in Muncie with their two daughters.