Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. One of the FM-sponsored schools in Managua won a government award for its contribution to the health and education of children and the betterment of the neighborhood. In January 2018, Hiuberth Zapata moved from neighboring Costa Rica to begin a Community Church Planting Project in the capital, Managua. In 2021, Pastora Jenny Orozco, the first ordained minister in Nicaragua, transitioned from school principal into the role of mission district leader for Nicaragua and El Salvador. She is working to grow the Free Methodist Church in both countries while unifying the mission district around the common vision to participate with God in His restorative work!