We have a mutually rewarding, long term relationship with a rural village in Nicaragua called Dulce Nombre de Jesus. Each year, members of our congregation travel to Nicaragua to visit the Christian Base community. The relationship is one of mutual understanding and learning, of deepening appreciation of each other's cultures and values, and of encouraging each other in our attempts to live out the values of our Christian faith.
During our visits, we learn about each others' lives, our economic and political realities, tell our personal stories, share worship and teach each other songs, prayers, and games. Between visits, we communicate by monthly letters and are strengthened by our ongoing relationship. About 60 different members of our congregation have visited Dulce Nombre de Jesus, almost half of them as youth, and we have received several delegations from the village here in Boston.
Our relationship with Dulce Nombre de Jesus and our encounters with life in Nicaragarua have been facilitated by the organization Escuela Associacion Kairos para la Formacion (EAKF).