We are believers in Jesus Christ and want to serve Him, and we choose serving others as our most meaningful way to serve Him. We embrace Jesus’ words in Matthew 25:40

“…Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

Jesus has enriched our lives, and now we want to be instrumental in enriching the lives of others through our work in the ministry. We are passionate about helping people in need, especially people who are needing God in their lives, people whose lives can be improved through the social programs we offer.

This ministry is a nonprofit organization that has been created to work alongside churches that are doing God’s work in León, Nicaragua. We want to assist these churches in the work they are doing. We want to fulfill the commission we believe we have been given.

Aarón Gómez
Director of Living Hope Nicaragua
Aarón directs the English Program in León, Nicaragua, and also serves as the principal teacher. He works with all levels of English instruction including the Level IV with Patricia Striplin. He also serves as Youth Program Coordinator and Youth Leader Trainer. Aarón has been a youth leader in his church for ten years and for almost six years worked as Youth Coordinator in another ministry. He has a passion for working with youth and reaching them through the church and through this ministry. He is married to María Mercedes Pérez and has a six-year-old son, Aaroncito. He is also working on a university degree in Business Administration.
Patricia Striplin, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Living Hope Nicaragua
Patricia has coordinated and worked with Aarón in developing the Nica ELL instructional materials. She also teaches the Level IV English students assisted by Aarón. These classes are taught weekly mainly through Skype. Patricia’s education background includes teaching (university and public schools), administration, developing instructional materials, and teacher professional development. She has a passion for serving others, especially those who have a desire to grow and improve their lives. Teaching the Level IV students is a highlight in her life.
Oscar Samuel Pérez
Pastor Coordinator of Living Hope Nicaragua
Oscar is pastor of a Baptist Church in León, Nicaragua. He has a university degree in Business Administration and is married to María Teresa. They have celebrated 32 years of marriage and have four adult children. He is a passionate pastor and loves reaching out to people for Jesus through his work in the church and in this ministry. In the Living Hope ministry, he collaborates with pastors of other churches and also coordinates the Family Program.
María Mercedes Pérez
Administrative Assistant of Living Hope Nicaragua
María Mercedes is a woman of many talents, who currently also works as an administrator in a Compassion International school in León, Nicaragua. This year she is completing her university degree in Business Administration. She is married to Aarón Gómez. In the Living Hope ministry, she assists with all aspects of administration as well as accounting. She has a deep love for serving others and uses her creativity and forward thinking to advance the work of Living Hope.
Elí Ramos
English Teacher in the Nica ELL Program
Elí studies at the university in the mornings seeking a degree in Technology. He teaches English in Living Hope Nicaragua in the afternoons. He also teaches a Level III group on Saturdays. He is excited about serving young people through this ministry and about serving God in his church. He believes that this ministry has changed his life, and he has a strong desire to be a part of changing the lives of other young people. Elí learned and improved his English in the Nica ELL Program and now is able to use his skill to teach others.
Rosa Rojas
English Teacher in the Nica ELL Program
Rosa is currently working on her university degree in English and is fulfilling her goal to become an English teacher. She teaches English in the Living Hope ministry as well as English one day per week in a private pre-school. She loves serving in her church, where she also uses her skills as a Sunday school teacher. She is married and has a seven-year-old son, Juanrich. She believes her experiences in learning English have changed her life and is now fervently teaching English to young people and also sharing the love of Christ with her students.
Neftalí García
English Teacher in the Nica ELL Program
Neftalí is currently enrolled in the university seeking a degree in Business Administration. He teaches English in the Living Hope ministry. He also serves in the youth group of his church. He believes that knowledge of the English language is a very useful skill to have and is excited about sharing his skill in teaching others. The Living Hope ministry provides him an opportunity to serve God through serving others.

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