Last summer, Tricia and Taylor Casto shared details of their mission trip to Nicaragua with Bible school students at their congregation, St. Nicholas Lutheran, Huntingtown, Md. Their talk moved the children to share books with schoolkids in need.
|Youth from St. Nicholas Lutheran Church, Huntingtown, Md., show they care by sending Spanish children’s books to La Reyna, Nicaragua.|
The Castos, who visited the farming community of La Reyna, asked the kids: “Have you ever heard of a school with no books?”
Noting that the community is proud of its new school, Tricia Casto said, “For the first time, 70 preschool through second-grade children can attend school. It functions with some desks, two blackboards, dirt/concrete floors and no electricity. However, they didn’t have any books for the children to read and enjoy.”
In response, St. Nicholas’ children designated their Bible school offerings for Spanish children’s books. That amount was matched by St. Nicholas’ social concerns committee. The total—$1,500—covered the cost of 175 books, plus shipping.
Each book was labeled by the Sunday school children, who sent their love and good wishes, along with a group photograph, to their amigos
(friends) in La Reyna.