We exist to make disciples of Jesus in Nicaragua through clean water, education, and mentorship.
SuNica's mission started in 2009 with humble beginnings - three people working in one community, providing Nicaraguan kids with school supplies. And God has blessed it with incredible growth from there!
Today our Discipleship staff serves hundreds of children in three different communities, acting as much-needed role models, providing love and encouragement, and demonstrating the transformative power of the Gospel.
The Water & Sanitation Team works to bring forth full-scale, sustainable water projects followed by modern bathrooms complete with flush toilets, sinks, and showers. This work is fertile ground for discipling adults. Our team walks side-by-side with the community — educating and empowering the citizens to work together toward building a healthy and abundant water source — meeting physical needs while developing spiritual character.
In all aspects of our work, we are determined to have a posture of humility — approaching each person with strong character and a soft heart.
We seek to communicate with the utmost clarity and integrity as we serve our partners in Nicaragua as well as our staff, volunteers, and supporters.
We resolve to do everything we do with the highest standards, regardless of time, cost, or potential conflict.
As Jesus was moved with compassion for people, we will follow his example as we serve those we are called to.
We approach our partnerships and relationships based on a covenant-type of dedication.
In 2005, Josh Pease of the USA and Betty Gutierrez-Martinez of Chile, independently went to Nicaragua to work with a small NGO. Betty taught in a local school and also taught senior citizens how to read. Josh led building projects, and they both engaged with the local church. These early experiences cultivated a love for Nicaragua and its people within this future Pease Family.
Alan Wilser met Josh in Raleigh, NC in 2006 and they set off again for Nicaragua in 2007. Betty and Josh were married in 2008. Alan married his wife Casey that same year and all continued visiting Nicaragua frequently while working full-time jobs in the US. After five years of trying to establish the organization from abroad, Josh and Betty moved back to Nicaragua in 2013 while Alan made it his full-time vocation to fund SuNica’s work.
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