Welcome to the website for the Ministry of The Shades, in Nicaragua!
We are Mark & Diane Shade - new missionaries to Nicaragua, through BMDMI.
Our December 2017 newsletter is out! Read it today by clicking on Newsletters at the left.
We will be hosting a pastoral family retreat January 3,4 & 5. Our pastors are bi-vocational. But, in this culture, that means that they never really get any kind of a break or family vacation. In fact, in many of them never really can take a time together with family to just stop and relax.
We will be hosting the pastors, their wives the children of each family (under 18) for several days at a local Bible institute. It will be a time of relaxing and taking a break before jumping full force into 2018. Please join us in praye for God to use the this time to give their bodies, hearts and minds a rest. Please pray that afterwards, they will return to their work of being sharing Christs light, love and salvation with those near them.
We are also beginning to plan our Oklahoma visit for April & May of 2018! If you would like to have us visit your church, Sunday school class, Bible study, or missions meeting (WMU etc), please let us know! We will begin trying to set dates for this trip very soon and we'd love to set a date with you!
If you need to contact us, please visit our "Contact Us" page at the left. We would love to hear from you.