Los Rayos de Esperanza, Inc. exists to create a brighter world for impoverished children and families in the developing country of Nicaragua. 



We recognize that a brighter world will only come as we shine God’s love upon His people and illuminate the Gospel message through practical acts of service and ministries that contribute to long-lasting, life giving change. 



We envision an organization designed to effect positive life change in the hearts, minds and physical conditions of the Nicaraguan people.  Our vision is to create a mission base to house US mission teams and interns when they come to serve.  From this base, the volunteers will go out into the community to serve. 

The mission base will also serve as a ministry center with plans to eventually build a medical clinic, and a multi-purpose building to be used for educational and community development purposes.   



Respect – We respect each individual as an image bearer of the living God.  We will honor and treat them as such.

Service – We embrace the model that Jesus gave us; in humility, He became a servant to others.  We therefore seek to honor God by serving and putting others ahead of ourselves.

Education – We are committed to helping people acquire the knowledge and skills they need to live healthier more productive lives.

Discipleship – We seek to develop relationships and engage in long-term discipleship.  We will do this by consistent investment in lives and communities and in partnership with the local church.

Self-sustainability – We engage in projects that help individuals, families, and entire communities grow in their independence and self-sustainability.  We require that those we seek to help take initiative in, and ownership of, the projects we put resources in.  We endeavor not to do for the people what they can do for themselves given the proper education/training, support/encouragement, and opportunity/empowerment.

Love – And above all these things, we value and practice love, which binds us together in perfect unity.  (Colossians 3:14)



For more information about current projects and ministries, please browse the ministries tab.


Los Rayos de Esperanza, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization with an office in Charlotte, NC, USA and an office in Diriomo, Nicaragua.