Oak City works closely with SuNica, an organization that seeks to make disciples of Jesus through clean water, education, and mentorship in Nicaragua. We send a few teams each year to support the Nicaraguan discipleship coordinators, host soccer tournaments and other fun activities for the kids, and do special projects.
The founders of SuNica are long-time Oak City Church members. Josh and Betty Pease handle the day-to-day operations and have lived in Nicaragua since August 2013. Alan and Casey Wilser live here in Raleigh and spearhead the fundraising and sponsorship programs.
Our approach to outreach
The mission of SuNica is lived out in three main functions: clean water, education, and mentorship.
Our clean water projects focus primarily on sustainability and empowering the local community. We carefully cultivate the rural community’s personal ownership of their own water solution by giving them the tools and training they need to take ownership and create their own sustainable water source.
Education and Mentorship
Thrive: To grow vigorously; to flourish.
We believe that Nicaraguan youngsters thrive when they get two important things–an education and an example.
An education can break the chains of systematic poverty and provide the opportunity to move past an otherwise bleak existence.
The example is Jesus, and His great call was to make disciples of Himself. He began by discipling a small number of people, and our program is doing the same. Each of our students is paired with an older mentor who is actively following Jesus and grew up navigating many of the same obstacles that our kids face. In just one season, we’ve already seen the hearts of the hardest kids soften, and we can’t wait to keep that momentum going.