Jim & Nancy Hartsock
Jim and Nancy Hartsock have a passion and love for the people of Central America. They have spent many years serving on the field in Honduras and in Guatemala. They also adopted a, now young adult, Guatemalan little girl. They have both have extensive medical training and experience.
After several years of challenging health issues, living in the secular world, and now retired, they are boldly facing the next chapter of their lives.
Where they’re at now!
They continue to be called to missions. God doesn’t allow us to quit but sometimes to just ‘slow down’. As they say;
“We sometimes wonder at our ages (71 & 70) what we have to offer but God has continued to deal with the call on our lives to the point that He does not have us running the same way He did 20 years ago. We don’t put in 16 hour days, day after day. We are teaching basic English in a small Christian school that our organization has been associated with for years. However, the day we teach, we are in a classroom of about 30 or more kids for 30 minute classes of Kindergarteners to 6th grade. The interesting fact is that they learn better if we incorporate songs into the learning. Doing the “Amen, Praise the Lord, hokey pokey, head, shoulders, knees and toes, and other highly moving songs” is not necessarily slowing down. In this heat, we’re hot, tired and wet. One great benefit is all of the hugs we get when we arrive at the school and in the classroom. And at our age, we are thankful for God’s mercies as medical problems continue to be issues.”
- Past experience has shown that most Guatemalans, Hondurans & Nicaraguans want to be able to use the English language. This is especially a desire for their children.
- And they want to use the opportunity of teaching English to share the gospel!
- To continue to work to raise support for the students, the breakfast program at the school and trying to encourage other missionaries who, because of age, sometimes are challenged.
- To continue to interact with the people in Nicaragua.
They are going to need God’s help to continue to do what God has led them to do…
You can partner with them by:
- Holding them up in prayer.
- Providing financial support as God leads.
- Going to Nicaragua to stand with them to do what He has put before them.