“We know if the people that God has trusted with the destiny of a nation are born again, our legislators will legislate according to the Bible,” Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega wrote to Capitol Ministries leadership in an invitation to meet in Managua to discuss establishing Bible studies at all branches of government.
Your prayers are requested as a Capitol Ministries contingent travels to Nicaragua to discuss planting ministries where the Word of God will be taught to national leaders by Evangelical Bible teachers inside the halls of government every week.
“I am asking Capitol Ministries supporters and partners for their prayers for this exciting mission,” said Ralph Drollinger, President and Founder of Capitol Ministries (CM).
“We need, appreciate, and are dependent on the prayers of our ministry partners for this unexpected, short-notice ministry undertaking.”
Ralph and Danielle Drollinger, founders of Capitol Ministries, and Oscar Zamora, CM Global Director for Latin America, and Elizabeth, his wife and ministry partner, will meet with President Ortega, Vice President Rosario Murillo, cabinet members, and legislators on July 20.
The invitation from the President read:
“First, we would appreciate it if you could speak to our people regarding the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, second, to establish Capitol Ministries in our government.
“We know if the people that God has trusted with the destiny of a nation are born again, our legislators will legislate according to the Bible.”
President Ortega has also invited Drollinger to speak to the more than 300,000 people who will gather for a national observance on Friday, July 19.
“Also, it will be my honor for you to address the hundreds of thousands of people that will be attending in our national anniversary on July 19. Accept my deepest respect and admiration,” the invitation read.
Drollinger said he will preach the Gospel and talk about Capitol Ministries’ vision to birth a ministry in their capital city to leaders in all branches of federal government.
“I am so grateful to President Ortega and Vice President Murillo for the opportunity to explore teaching the Word of God to Nicaragua’s national leaders,” Drollinger said.
“There is a tremendous open door for the Gospel taking root in so many of the 20 capitals of Latin America. It is so astounding to us as to how fast we are moving in planting ministries in this area of the world!”
Zamora said the Nicaragua opportunity came about quite unexpectedly as he was working to plant ministries in Brazil, Panama, and helping to establish a ministry in Spanish-speaking Equatorial Guinea in Africa.
“I never expected this “side wave” of opportunity that has been opened in Nicaragua,” Zamora said.
“Last week, I visited Managua to meet with officers of Congress and they’ve shown their willingness to welcome Bible Studies in Congress.
“I also had the opportunity to meet with General Inspector Jaime Vanegas who asked me to give a word to almost 200 police officers who were waiting for me at an auditorium next door.
“It was a real blessing to share the Word of God with all of them. I also met with the Mayor of Managua, Reina Rueda, and her staff where they’ve shown me the same attitude toward Capitol Ministries.”
“I believe exciting things are about to happen for God in Nicaragua. Support in prayer will be most appreciated.”
The effort to establish ministries in Latin American nations is greatly supported by Roland Hinz, Capitol Ministries board member who also leads a Hispanic radio ministry, Radio Inspiration, in the United States.
“Several times a year through our radio station network and its promotional abilities, we hold what we call Solemn Assemblies where we see thousands of Hispanics who are hungry for God’s Word,” Hinz said.
“And at each gathering we see hundreds make first time decisions for Christ.
“I say all that to say this: What is going on in Latin American Capitals these days does not surprise me, because here at Radio Inspiration, we see first-hand what the Holy Spirit doing in the Hispanic community. He is really moving in this people group of the world!”
Zamora was named CM Global Director of Latin American nations in 2017 and was charged with recruiting Bible-teaching evangelists and Christian parliamentarians to plant ministries in the nations within his geographic area.
Since then, ministries have been birthed in Honduras, Uruguay, Ecuador, Mexico, and Costa Rica. Prayer is also requested for upcoming launches in the federal capitals of Brasilia, Brazil on August 29, and Panama City, Panama on October 22.
To ensure solid Evangelical teaching for these new ministries, Zamora has arranged for dozens of CM Bible studies and Drollinger’s book, Rebuilding America: The Biblical Blueprint,to be translated into Spanish and Portuguese. The book has the new title, Reconstruyendo Una Nación (Rebuilding a Nation).
“By God’s providence, the time is ripe — right now in our lifetime — for CM to be established in so many of these capitals!” Drollinger said.
“We are working hard to just keep up with it all, walking through SO MANY open doors. Oscar and Elizabeth, who are full time with CM and live in Lima, Peru, are doing a tremendous job organizing all this and finding qualified, highly skilled national Bible teachers for each federal capital.”
“The political leaders in each of these countries, like all of us here in Washington D.C., are in desperate need of the saving graces of our Lord Jesus Christ and the indwelling Holy Spirit who transforms our lives and builds us into Christlikeness.”