February 10, 2016 Salpicardeverde

NUEVA ESPERANZA:  Several considerable donations over the past three months made it possible to establish a full Pontis Sustainable Agriculture Training Program in Nueva Esperanza, Nicaragua.  The family coffee farms there were severely impacted by three years of the coffee fungus destroying over 70% of their crops.  Sixteen of those families plus some individuals will…

December 20, 2015 Salpicardeverde

In January 2017 we made a major change to how we present Pontis latest news.  The news prior to this page break are primarily legacy articles that, at the time, were used to describe more detailed aspects of the Pontis program.

December 9, 2015 Salpicardeverde

Good Times Assuncíon and his family moved to Nueva Esperanza in 2009 with 32 other families as part of an Agros development program. Over the coming years, with the help of their Agros partners in the U.S., Nueva Esperanza developed into a healthy and growing community. Education, care, and some supplemental support helped Assuncíon and…

October 24, 2015 Salpicardeverde

  Pontis is all about farm education.  With training sites across Nicaragua, we bring a carefully designed curriculum that addresses sustainable agriculture, farm finance, family budgeting, personal growth, and all with spiritual foundation to address the whole person.   The full Pontis training program is two-years long.  We partner with land owners, such as churches,…

October 17, 2015 Salpicardeverde

Chicken farms are a Pontis signature project in Nicaragua and can very quickly change the lives of a farm family.  They take very little space from the existing farm, can be managed by a family in addition to their normal farm work, produce their first income within two months, and provide marketable income every six…

December 6, 2014 Salpicardeverde

Eduardo works a small farm north of Leon, Nicaragua near Chichigalpa. Eduardo has a variety of crops, mostly for his family. He sells his squash at market, pays his bills, and hopes, someday, to make enough to be just a little better off. But that day never seemed to come. The previously derelict farm next…

September 11, 2013 Salpicardeverde

In 2000, Byron Easterling was in Boaco, Nicaragua when the Lord waked him with a vision and prophetic word about the reinvigoration of the agricultural economy of Nicaragua and how he wished to use the church at the center of this restoration. Byron had allowed this word to incubate in his spirit for three years…

June 11, 2012 Salpicardeverde

Leck’s very personal story As a little boy, my favorite Bible story was David and Goliath. At nap time, I would ask Mommy to please read to me about David and Goliath and then I would lie there in the quiet of my room and pray for God to send me a Goliath so I…