We believe youth are not only the future of Nicaragua but also the present. Additionally, they are the future of the church; and this is the reason we are especially passionate about working with youth.
• One of our plans in working with these young people is currently in the early implementation stage. We are providing youth leadership training for current church youth leaders as well as training for discovering, developing, and mentoring potential new leaders. The program also helps in furthering the professional development of the work team of the Living Hope Nicaragua ministry. Team members are currently leading English groups and are beginning to lead activities in other community programs. The youth leadership training will have a duration of approximately one year. Each successive year, a new group will have the opportunity for participation. We are providing the trainings through meetings once or twice a month depending on the schedule of the participants. The training is led by Aarón Gómez, our Director in León, Nicaragua. Our plan is to also engage other professional developers, such as psychologists and theologians contracted by the organization.