In addition to the programs directly offered through elPuente, we routinely assist unaffiliated initiatives throughout Granada, and often send volunteers who may be visiting our base through short term mission trips. Outside Projects we work with include:
El Fortìn & Caña Castilla Barrio Feeding Program
Pastor Flores of Torre Fuerte church, has planted churches in El Fortìn and Caña Castilla, rural communities on the outskirts of Granada. Staff and short-term teams from elPuente assist each church plant in providing hot meals and Biblical teaching to the poorest citizens of the barrio. Volunteers help to prepare and serve the meals, and provide entertainment and vacation Bible school for the children who gather for their meals.
Volunteers can help at Los Pipitos, a center for children with disabilities, in a variety of ways. Whether helping to feed the children, conduct craft projects or just spend time with them, this is one of the most beloved programs for involvement in the lives of the less fortunate.
Hogar de los Ancianos: Nursing Home
Volunteers with a heart for the elderly can serve by helping with domestic chores such as cleaning, or by being a friend to the frail and often lonely residents.
Hogar de Niñas: Girl’s Orphanage
In Nicaragua, many children become economic orphans, meaning that they have been put out by families unable to care for them, or taken away when it is clear that life at home is unsafe. Volunteers at this Catholic home spend time with the girls, doing skits, crafts, or just playing.
Luz Del Mundo Church
This small church in the Santa Rosa barrio welcomes volunteers to assist with its children’s program and music peogram. Pastor Michaelangelo is active with our Barrio Street Outreach as well.