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 12 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 10 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 Programs
- Children's Homes
- Sunday Schools
- Bible Schools
- Youth Centers
- Vocational Schools
- Short-term Missions
- Medical Missions
Our Missions House, Casa Mateo, consists of ministry offices, El Shaddai Congregation, a conference room, a dining area and 38 private rooms for short-term missions groups, pastors, and missionaries.
At Quinta Esperanza there is our church, Iglesia Nuevo Amanecer (New Awakening), our Preschool/Kindergarten, Semilleros de Jesus (Jesus Little Seedlings), our clinic, Clinica El Sol, our Feeding Center for the Community (still under construction), our Youth Center, our Boy's Home (currently awaiting new House Parents), Our "Yo Si Puedo" Accelerated Learning Center, and, hopefully in the near future, our School for Autistic Children.