Country Statistics

  • Population: 5,848,641 (59% urban)
  • Evangelical Christians: 29.8%
    Major City:
  • Managua (1.3 million)

    Mission District

  • FM Work Opened: 1995
  • FM Churches: 7
  • FMC Membership: 1360
  • Ordained Ministers: 1
  • Ministerial Candidates: 4
  • District Leader: Hiuberth Zapata
  • Overseer: Dr. Ricardo Gómez, Latin America Area Director

    Mission District of the Mid-America Annual Conference

  • FM Churches: 10
  • FMC Membership: 918
  • Overseer: Mid-America Annual Conference Superintendent Jeff Johnson
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• multiplication of disciples, groups, leaders and churches
• peace and justice amid much political and social unrest
• stamina and wisdom for Hiuberth Zapata as he leads the Nicaragua Mission District and plants churches
• means for pastors and churches to be able to support themselves
• ICCM-sponsored children at two FM schools


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Funding the Nicaragua Church Planting and Development (CPD) will help resource the following people and strategic initiatives:

Pastor Hiuberth Zapata, a very capable and effective mission district leader, who oversees the work in Nicaragua, traveling regularly from neighboring Costa Rica

The Free Methodist-sponsored school in Managua that has won a government award for its contribution to the health and education of children and betterment of the neighborhood

Holistic ministry among children and youth that often meets the most basic needs in the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere