The Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church of Nicaragua, under the leadership of National Director Johnny Padilla, oversees fifty churches in Nicaragua and three newly planted churches in Honduras. Our churches and pastors are also working with a food ministry in numerous communities throughout Nicaragua which feeds the children and shares the gospel with these children and their families.
Rev. Johnny Padilla
50 churches and mission churches. Work was organized in 1971.
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Over 70 percent of Nicaraguans are mixed descendants of American natives and Spanish colonizers; there are minorities of Europeans, Miskitos, Sunos and Ramas, and African descendants.
Spanish (official and predominant). Miskito, Suno and English are spoken on the Atlantic coast.
Conservative Party of Nicaragua (CPN); Independent Liberal Party (ILP); Nicaraguan Resistance Party (NRC); Liberal Alliance (LA); Party of the Nicaraguan Christian Road (PNCR); Sandinista National Liberation Front (SNLF); Sandinista Renovation Movement (SRM).
República de Nicaragua.
León 124,117 people; Masaya 101,900; Chinandega 84,281; Matagalpa 95,300; Granada 74,300 (1995).
President, Arnoldo Alemán, elected in October 1996.
September 15, Independence Day (1821); July 19, Sandinista Revolution Day (1979).
Nicaragua has both Pacific and Caribbean coastlines. It is crossed by two important mountain ranges: the Central American Andes, running from northwest to southeast, and a volcanic chain with several active volcanoes along the western coast. The Managua and Nicaragua lakes lie between the two ranges. On the eastern slopes, the climate is tropical with abundant rainfall, while it is drier on the western side where the population is concentrated. Cotton is the main cash crop in the mountain area, while bananas are grown along the Atlantic coast. Changes in water and soil have affected approximately 40 percent of the country’s territory.