Our family just recently returned from a visit to Nicaragua where we saw 75 people come to know Christ. Many others received medical care and eye glasses. We also had some fun — participating in the sports and children’s camps.
What a blessing to spend some time with these amazing people and see God work in each of their lives.
Thanks to coffee drinkers like you we are able to help support ministries like these in Nicaragua. Your “coffee dollars” help support the ongoing efforts of Pastor Daniel Aragon to reach, disciple, and educate the people of Nicaragua for Christ. Thank you.
Check out some of our photos below from Mission Trip Nicaragua!
“For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of man.” 2 Corinthians 8:21.
The apostle Paul is reminding us that our integrity is not only important to the Lord but it’s also crucial that we also shouldn’t confuse people with our lives. The world would tell you a very different truth and maybe you have fallen into this trap. Have you ever said the following phrase? “I really don’t care what people think about me”. Well apparently according to scripture you should care quite a bit what other people think. Why? Because there is a Biblical truth that convicts me on a daily basis and I would like to challenge you to apply it to your life today. We may not always live what we profess, but we uncontrollably live out what we really believe. How you and I live is what we really believe because we may say one thing and do another but our lives and the way we live our lives is the truth.
I was talking with a brother one day who was justifying why he and his child were not going on a mission trip to a foreign land. The man told me that when his daughter wanted to go on the trip, he pointed to a nearby apartment complex and told her that there are plenty of lost people in the complex that needed to hear about Jesus. This was absolutely true, so I asked him the following question “So is that what you did? Did you take her to the complex and start knocking on doors?”. He looked down at his shoes and had no answer. So I concluded that he really didn’t mean what he said because he didn’t actually live it out in his life. So what about you? When you say that you are a follower of Christ does your life validate that statement or is it in conflict with that claim?
Thank you so much for drinking the world’s best coffee and making a difference one cup at a time. For every Buzzbox you receive, a minimum of $1 goes to the Bronner Burgess Memorial Fund. The fund was established in 2008 when my youngest son went to heaven at 2 and a half years old. The Bible clearly tells us in Psalm 139:13-16 that God knew the number of our days and every detail of our life when he wove us together in our mother’s womb. These words from almighty God remind our family that Bronner’s life was complete at 2 and one half years. God has also shown us so many things that have been accomplished and continue to be accomplished through a little boy’s earthly life that only lasted on our terms a very short period of time.
On behalf of our family and everyone involved in the Rick and Bubba show we thank you for now being part of God’s work through our son’s name. The Bronner Burgess Memorial fund supports ministries that must have the proper balance of “good works” and “good news.” The Bible is very clear that truth without love is wrong, but at the same time love without truth can be just as wrong.
My wife and I have personally worked with the ministries that receive grants from the Bronner Burgess Memorial Fund. Living Hope in South Africa is one of those ministries that desperately needs funding after losing financial aid from our government after George W. Bush left office. Living Hope believes the real battle against AIDS can only be won through transforming the lifestyles of a generation through the moral standards of the Holy Bible, while at the same time providing food, water, clothing, job training, education and healthcare to the poorest of the poor in South Africa. Doulos Partners believes that the best and most efficient way to reach people for Christ around the world is to equip the indigenous people of that country who are followers of Christ with the resources needed to reach their own people and plant local churches. Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association works to help youth in our own country and around the world with the message of Jesus Christ through huge events like StadiumFest where we saw thousands of people submit to the authority and life-changing power of Jesus Christ.
Before this Buzzbox program, our funding was very little and our impact wasn’t what we had prayed it could be; but now because of you drinking the best of the best coffee, the funding is coming in to support these types of ministries and the work God is doing through them around the world. We search for those ministries that do “good works” but never compromise the “good news.” Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
A Note From Rick: How Living Hope is Changing Lives
The Burgess family along with all of us on the Rick and Bubba Show would like to thank all of you for drinking this wonderful coffee and share the impact it is having through the Bronner Burgess Memorial Fund.
Here’s an update on the work that is being done:
A grant has been given to Living Hope South Africa to help combat AIDS: a disease which has killed a generation of adults and left many children with no parents. Living Hope approaches this problem by presenting a Christ-centered approach and changing the moral fiber of the society by teaching children about Jesus Christ. At the same time they provide health care, job training, and life management for adults.
This ministry is in desperate need to raise funds to be able to continue to provide the teaching and the programs that have saved millions of South Africans’ lives. They give them the hope, joy, and peace only found with submission to the authority, grace, and mercy of Jesus Christ.
Just by drinking this wonderful coffee you are making a difference by literally changing and saving lives in South Africa through Living Hope. Find out more by going to Livinghope.co.za.