BRIEF HISTORY OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN
The first Moravian missionaries arrived at the east coast of Nicaragua in 1849. They taught the native people about salvation through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. They also showed them the importance of spreading the good news.
A lot of them did just that: they went and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ all around, beginning many new congregations where there existed none. Today, Nicaragua is the second fastest growing province within the Moravian Unity.
These brothers and sisters who shared the good news with their fellow men and women, were not ordained ministers; they were lay pastors who received no pay from the Moravian Church nor from any other.
Today, many of them have gone to their rest with the Lord, leaving a great example of faith and loyalty in the service of God. Yet some of them are still living, we also have some of their widows with us today, but they are living in great poverty and need.
This situation motivated some Miskitu sisters and brothers living in Florida, to send a Christmas gift to them in the early 90’s.