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Diriamba, Nicaragua

Physical Therapy

Jul 19 - 27, 2024


Diriamba, Nicaragua

Jaron Rogers, Grace of God Baptist Church

Jaron and his wife, Nicki, are church planting missionaries. They have four children: Noelia (10), Evalie (7), Minnie (5), and Bear (2), and another girl on the way. They began as associate missionaries in 2011,  and transitioned to career missionaries in 2015. They are currently planting a church in Jinotepe, in the department of Carazo, Nicaragua.

Jaron’s father was serving as a pastor of a church in West Texas. Jaron accompanied him while he was visiting local homes, and the Lord opened the door for him to share the Gospel with some of the families that we met with. Little did he know, while he was sharing the Gospel with others, the Spirit was working in Jaron's heart and calling him to repentance and salvation. The Lord saved Jaron by His wonderful grace when he was 9 years old. When he was 11 years old, his parents surrendered to go to the mission field. God called them to Nicaragua! Believe it or not, he is actually now a third generation missionary serving in Latin America.
Jaron and Nicki met at church while in college in Springfield, MO. Even though she initially didn’t have a desire to be a missionary, the Lord changed her heart. They were married in 2009, and five children later, they are living on the mission field and the rest is history.

Jaron’s parent’s ministry began with their first church plant in 2003. Since then, multiple churches have been planted, and they’ve opened a Christian school. Jaron and his family are actively involved in his parent’s ministry as well. They currently use the Christian school and facilities for their  church plant. The area where they minister is mostly rural, with several very poor areas surrounding them. They are able to provide occasional work to many in the area at their small, goat milk farm. 

Nicaraguans are strong, resilient people who have been through a lot of hardship and conflict. Their area, specifically, is Spanish-speaking and largely rural. There are lots of avocado orchards and citrus orchards in Carazo. The immediate surrounding area of their church is very rural, with some small "villages" or neighborhoods that are extremely poor. The average person has access to public healthcare, but there are long lines for general care, limited access to pharmaceuticals, and limited access to specialized care. Many of the kids at the school, as well as adults in the community need optical care. Dental care is a huge issue. While they have tried to mitigate this by paying for a few of the more severe cases, more care is still needed.

When we asked Pastor Jaron about their goals and desires, he said ‘Our prayer is that through your trip we can help show the love of Christ, to the surrounding communities. Our hope is that through ample opportunities to share the Gospel, God will grow His church!’

We are already fans!: 
Email them at [email protected], and request to be added to their mailing list  
Facebook ministry page: "Renewable Nicaragua"
Follow Nicki, @nicarogers, on Instagram.


Nicaragua is a beautiful country of lakes and volcanoes with vibrant culture, pristine nature, and unbelievably kind people.

Nicaragua has a unique history in Latin America, because it was colonized by both the Spanish and the British. The Spanish conquest of the Nicaraguan territory took place in 1522, while the British came in 1633 and controlled the area until 1860. Since its independence, Nicaragua has undergone periods of political unrest, dictatorship, occupation and fiscal crisis, including the Nicaraguan Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s and the Contra War of the 1980s. Daniel Ortega is the current president of Nicaragua. He was a leader in the Sandinista junta that took power in 1979, then president previously from 1984-1990, before taking office once again in 2007.

In 1972, an earthquake severely damaged the capital city Managua. Before the earthquake, the city had a grid system of streets. Nowadays, most streets have no names and places are referred to in relation to landmarks. Streets can be described as four blocks south of the house painted green or two blocks east of the traffic lights at Santa Ana Church. 

Gallo pinto, Nicaragua's national dish, is made with white rice and small red beans that are cooked individually and then fried together. The dish has regional variations including the addition of coconut milk coconut on the Caribbean coast. Traditional street food snacks found in Nicaragua include quesillo (a thick tortilla with soft cheese and cream), tajadas (deep-fried plantain chips), maduros (a sautéed ripe plantain), and fresco (fresh juices such as hibiscus and tamarind commonly served in a plastic bag with a straw).


Our plan is to offer medical, optical, dental, and physical therapy care to this community. Every patient who receives care will hear the gospel from a member of this local church.


Note: At this time we are only considering dental and physical therapy professionals.

Thank you for your interest.




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