I’m Courtney Caldwell, a soon-to-be full time missionary with REAP in Granada, Nicaragua.
God called me to Nicaragua in September 2018 when a fellow student at the Iris Leaders School in San Luis Obispo, CA shared about the ministry that she and her husband started there in 2012 (I’d be happy to share more details about that story, just ask!). Since then, God has commissioned me to go and serve the ministry of REAP full time, starting with a 12 month commitment that may be extended.
REAP is a dynamic ministry that I had the privilege of visiting for a couple of weeks at the beginning of 2022. The senior leaders, Scott and Jennifer Esposito, have a 70 acre farm called Campo de Cosecha (Harvest Field) that is about a 15 minute drive from the center of Granada. From this home base for the ministry, REAP houses a multi-purpose pavilion for events, teaching and worship; sports fields and a basketball court; dorm space for 150 guests; a kitchen to serve meals to staff and guests; and a farm that bears both fruit and opportunity! Check out the website here for more information:
During my time with REAP, I will be focusing on discipleship and supporting the local leaders. First, once I’m settled and have even stronger conversational Spanish skills, my role will be to identify and personally disciple at least three women in the local community. My prayer is that every person discipled at REAP will understand their identity in Christ and receive full freedom in Him. Second, I’ll be helping our local pastors who lead 25 different micro-church home groups (and growing!) around the nearby barrios and Granada trash dump every week. I’ll also work on other special projects for Scott and Jennifer as needed.
The Espositos have done a great job of cultivating family in a region that battles poverty and brokenness everyday. I’m honored to be joining this Nica family long term.
The opportunity to co-labor together in this mission with you is so exciting! Would you prayerfully consider partnering with me in prayer and financially to see Granada transformed by the love of Jesus?
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.
- John 1:5
With heaps of love and gratitude,