The Missionary Heart

“Care More than some think is wise. Risk more than some think is safe. Dream more than some think is practical. Expect more than some think is possible. I was called not to comfort or success, but to obedience. There is no joy outside of knowing Jesus and serving Him.”

Karen Watson


founding story

a calling so strong, there is no doubt, the Spirit set the fire in our hearts

Founders G and K, together with their 4 children were called to serve in Central America to work with orphaned and vulnerable children and families. God has given a deep burden for the beautiful people of this country. After serving here on short-term teams since teenagers, God was slowly weaving together the pieces of the tapestry to bring them to a place of full-time ministry serving vulnerable and at-risk children.

Supported by their home church Forward Church Cambridge, generous individuals, and sending missions agency; Assist Canada they arrived in country about 2 years ago and purchased a property in a rural community.

God has been at work in big ways ever since and we would love to share more about our ministry with you!

Who We Are

our mission

we exist to transform the lives of vulnerable and at-risk children and their families. Through mentorship, discipleship and access to basic needs like safe homes, clean water, food and education.

Our ministry is for His Name and His Glory.  We are motivated by the love of God and desire to be the hands and feet of Jesus in all our work.

We are committed to seeing change in the orphan crisis and in the generational cycles of family abuse and trauma that exist with so many at risk children. Through tangible supports, mentorship and discipleship for families through the local church, we can see a generation be transformed.

Breaking generational cycles of poverty and restoring family structures require education and opportunity. We seek to empower the next generation of Nicaraguans, to rise up and lead their communities, in the love and hope of Jesus.

We are all created in God’s image and we deeply care for and value each individual and family we work with. We are committed to continuing learning, relationship building, honoring the local community, building up local leaders, and responding with humility and cross-cultural understanding.

We want these kids to know their worth and their identity in Christ. The heartbreaking reality is, the kids we work with come from a history of trauma, abuse, neglect, poverty and abandonment. Children are unable to dream and see hope in their future when they are in survival mode. We desire to give love, stability, security and refuge for the most vulnerable, to allow children to heal and hope, rooted in the hope of our healer and Saviour Jesus Christ.


We partner with ASSIST Canada.

ASSIST seeks to partner with indigenous Christian ministries around the world in order to further the Kingdom of God. Through partnerships with local ministry groups and churches, ASSIST desires to show God’s Love and share God’s Word with those living in poverty stricken areas of the world. We desire to meet both the physical and spiritual needs of individuals by providing humanitarian aid as well as biblical and spiritual guidance. ASSIST supports local indigenous communities through feeding programs, small business education, micro-loans, church planting, evangelism, and discipleship. ASSIST presents an opportunity for Canadians to partner in this ministry through sharing their resources in supporting this important work.