FCA Surf Missions Trip to Nicaragua

This June marks the 1st FCA Surf International Missions Trip! A team of 5 men and women will travel to Nicaragua for 9 days to partner with FCA Nicaragua Director, Jeff Izzo. Jeff and his family moved to Nicaragua three years ago to grow Sports Ministry through FCA.

The team of 5 have all served with FCA Surf at the camps in Ocean City. They have expertise in teaching surfing and in sharing their faith both in the water and on land.

The goal of this international trip is to run a Surf Camp in Pochomil, an area full of youth who are beginning to be introduced to a personal relationship through Christ through the sport of Surfing. This will be the first Surf Camp in this area and certainly the first camp to share Christ. The team will also be involved in evening Surf Outreach to the community.

The team will be traveling with boards for local ministry, rash guards, leashes, and Bibles.

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Jeff Izzo with Family.

FCA Surf Missions Update

On June 16th I head the pleasure of leading a team from FCA Surf on a missions trip to Nicaragua. This trip was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had. Nicaragua is a mecca for waves, because of that the sport of surfing is growing rapidly among locals. At FCA Surf we use our passion for surfing to share the love of Jesus. That’s exactly what the plan was for our trip to Nicaragua.

We started getting acclimated to the country by meeting up with a few groups of “Christian Surfers” that were already established in a few of the local beach towns. It was awesome to meet, surf, and pray with them. Through translators we were able to explain why we came to Nicaragua and received encouragement from these groups.

Later on it was off to Pochomil, a small beach community, and where we would be living/working for the rest of our time in the country. It was here that we were to run an FCA Surf Camp (Nicaragua style). The camp was great. The first day we started off with 20 kids and by the last day we had over 40 attending. The days consisted of surf lessons for beginners and extra training for the more advanced kids. After a long surf session we huddled the kids up, and using a translator, gave a devotion out of the FCA handbook. The children were very receptive. Each child who attended camp received a Bible to take home.

One of our goals in having this camp was to start a surf a huddle in Pochomil that will meet regularly. We are constantly receiving updates on their group from the missionaries we worked with while there. Ultimately the trip was an amazing success, relationships were started and decisions for Christ were made. We are constantly praying for the group in Pochomil and are extremely thankful for the opportunity to go!

TJ Laury / Missions Trip Leader

Photo from our 2016 Mission Trip

Meet Cesar Medina

Cesar Medina

Cesar Medina served as the FCA Surf Missions Trip team translator. God has called him to ministry to serve on staff with FCA! Cesar loves the Lord, surfing, and his country of Nicaragua. As the publisher for SurfNica Magazine, as well as other work in the Nicaraguan surf industry, Cèsar has gained the respect of many Nicaraguan surfers. He is excited to be able to share God’s love with surfers, as well as other athletes and coaches, through ministry as an FCA Associate in Nicaragua. He is presently raising his full support. To make a one time donation or to become a monthly partner, click on the link below!

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“FCA surf in Nicaragua has been giving surfers in Pochomil access
to equipment, a sense of community among other surfers, and, most
importantly, an identity as surfers living for and growing in
Christ. We are blessed to be a part of God’s plan to unite surfers
for Him in Nicaragua.”Jeff Izzo, FCA Nicaragua