Who We Are
Welcome to Hug A Child Ministry offering missions opportunities in Nicaragua.
My name is Lynne Schweitzer and my husband, Glenn, and I have been serving as Missionary Pastors in Nicaragua for almost 13 years. When we moved here we knew that the Lord was going to use us to teach the children of Nicaragua but we had no idea how He was going to do this. It has been a journey of daily putting our faith in Him and as we have done so He has provided for us and He has directed our paths.
Matthew 5:16 Ministries (Asociación Ministerio Mateo 5:16 en Nicaragua) is a 501(c)3 under the covering of The Missionary Church International (TMCI), Columbia, SC.
Matthew 5:16 Ministries currently consists of 7 churches, a children's home, a youth center and a missions house & ministry hotel.
Hug A Child Ministry is part of Matthew 5:16 Ministries. The primary functions of Hug A Child are:
- Feeding Program
- Children's Home
- Sunday School
- VBS/Camps - Bible School
- Youth Center
- Vocational School - Short-term Missions
- Medical Missions - Retreats - Scholarship program
Casa Mateo Missions House is for the use of Short-term Ministry Teams, Missionaries, Pastors, Christian visitors.
It consists of: It offers:
Ministry offices Spanish classes
El Shaddai Sanctuary School of Ministry
Conference Room Hands on training and employment for
Dining - Nicaraguan and American ministry/hotel workers
38 private rooms Seminars and Conferences
Quinta Esperanza includes:
"Iglesia Nuevo Amanecer" (New Awakening Church)
"Semilleros de Jesus" (Jesus Little Seedlings) Preschool/Kindergarten
"Clinica El Sol" (The Sun Clinic) used by short-term medical teams
"Etz Chayim Daycare" (Tree of Life Daycare Center) (opening 2015)
"Centro de Jóvenes El Refugio" (The Refuge Youth Center)
"Yo Si Puedo" ('Yes I Can' Accelerated Learning Center)
"Comedor El Maná" (Manna Feeding Center)
"Escuela de Mecánica Automotriz Mateo 5:16" (Matthew 5:16 Auto Repair School) reopening 2015.
"Escuela de Costura Mateo 5:16" (Matthew 5:16 Sewing School) reopening 2015.
"Centro de Retiros" (Retreat Center and Lodging for Visiting Teams)