The Kellys

The Kellys
Welcome to the Nica Kelly blog! Keep up to date with school "Colegio Cristiano Manto de Gracia" in Nueva Guinea, Nicaragua.

Friday, October 28, 2011


In Spanish, a "tocayo" is someone who has the same name as someone else. Pictured with me is "Roberto", my tocayo from kindergarten.

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Christ For The Nations

   Barb and I studied at Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas during the mid 80s mostly because of it's emphasis and teachings on missions.
   Recently, in my visit to Texas, we were able to attend a breakfast for the "Fellowship of Ministers and Churches", the group that I have ministerial credentials with. It was refreshing to return to another place where we have spiritual roots - especially in the areas of worship and aggressive prayer.

Spiritual Roots

   I just spent a week in Texas. The primary reason was to attend board meetings for Church Ministries International (about which I will blog later) and Perrin Ministries. I also had a chance to go to a ministers breakfast at Christ for the Nations, where I graduated many years ago.
   One of the blessings was to be able to be in church at Manto de Gracia in Plano, where we have our roots. I always enjoy worshiping here. Sorry about the quality of the visuals, but it was with my phone. A short clip of the worship group singing "Te Doy Gloria". Worship

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Bridge to Life

One of the illustrations that helped me come to Christ was the "Bridge to Life" popularized by the Navigators. In this photo Olman is trying to explain salvation by drawing the bridge. We want the kids to come to Christ and to be able to share their faith.

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Campaign 2011

In November, 2011, Nicaragua will have presidential elections. Daniel Ortega, the current Sandinista president, is running again even though the constitution prohibits someone from being president 2 consecutive terms. But no one seems to be able to stop him. His main competition is Fabio Gadea, famous in Nicaragua as the creator of a hilarious radio drama called "Pancho Madrigal". It will be an interesting month. This picture is taken from our front porch of a caravan of vehicles leaving for Juigalpa to hear Ortega speak.