About Phil and Olivia Iekel
With 75 percent of Nicaraguans living on less than $2 a day, Nicaragua is the second-poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. In Nicaragua, the RCA partners with the Council of Protestant Churches of Nicaragua (CEPAD) and Tabitha’s House Bluefields (THB) to serve people in some of the poorest places across the country through health and nutrition programs, pastoral training, and community development.
Olivia and Phil connect people to these ministries by coordinating a network of churches and individuals outside of Nicaragua who love and support the ministries there. As the liaisons for the RCA’s Nicaragua strategic impact area, they coordinate short- and long-term volunteer opportunities, supports communications, and helps churches partner in meaningful ways with the ministries. Read more about how to engage with CEPAD and THB in Nicaragua through Phil and Olivia’s ministry.