St. Luke's has been involved in mission with the Nicaraguan people through our covenant missionaries Ronnie and Angi Hopkins for many years. Through our prayers, presence through mission teams, and our financial support, we are able to connect God's message of love to our Nicaraguan friends. Through person to person, church to church, and community to community connections with these Christians of another way of living, we grow ourselves in learning of God's love for all people and in our own discipleship. Find out how you can become involved in the sections below or connect with any member of our Nicaraguan Mission Planning Team: Kevin Clark, Bill Garrard, Beth Osbahr, and Beth Steelmon. They have stories to tell of how God works through us and in us in our mission with the Nicaraguan people. 

For more information, contact Pastor Bill Garrard

Our Connection with Nicaragua

Ronnie and Angi Hopkins have been in Nicaragua for over 16 years. Their connection began as they would take mission teams to Nicaragua from their work in the Red Bird Missionary Conference in western Kentucky. Then they found their love for the Nicaraguan people was so strong that God called them to be full time missionaries. So in 2005 they came under the auspices of The Mission Society (now TMS Global). Their life has been immensely enriched with the addition of "Peanut" as their Nicaraguan foster child. They made a recent trip over the mountains to visit "Peanut's" family. 

St. Lukes has  financially supported them since the beginning. Angi is a nurse practitioner who works in health education and with women in bettering their economic and spiritual life through creating craft groups. Ronnie's focus is working with youth leadership development and community development in equipping Nicaraguans in remote areas with better health, education, and spiritual life. The Hopkins have immersed themselves in the lives of the Nicaraguans who serve with them and are great hosts to our mission teams. We have also supported their various projects in community development, building schools, medical teams, post secondary scholarships, micro economic development, and the training of pastors and teachers.  

They are people of immense humility and kindness. Listen to them share about their work. Here is a summary of their work from 2015 - 2018 and a video of their ministry in 2021.  The Hopkins and their Nicaraguan church partners work in response to severe economic distress, natural disasters, political unrest, and most recently the Covid pandemic.  Pray earnestly for them and their work for God's Kingdom. 

Read below their latest newsletters updates on the work with the people on the River Bocay, one poorest and most remote areas of Nicaragua. You can support them by responding to their latest needs list:  Fall, 2021.

May 2021 Reaching the People's Medical Needs

Sixty Teachers Attend Sunday School Conference

Spring 2021 Medical Clinic on River Bocay;  School Under Construction at Kayaskon and Atapal; Community Development Work in Motuce; Scholarship Students Graduate; Sewing Enterprises; New Truck for the Mission.

Easter Greetings from the Hopkins

Update from Work on Rio Bocay - March 2021

Community Development Work at Motuce - March 2021

Building Schools and Hurricane Relief - December 2020

Listen to the school kids in the remote area of Rio Bocay play their band "instruments."

2019 February, A Medical Mission Team;