International Mission Partners

Sharing Hope from the Heart of the Highlands

The Council of Protestant Churches of Nicaragua (CEPAD)

Our partnership with CEPAD allowed HPC to develop a covenant relationship with a community in Nicaragua. Our ministry with CEPAD is focused on our relationship with the community in Mirazul del Llano, which is a town about one hour south of Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. Our relationship is grown and supported by a group of members of the church who serve as part of our Nicaragua Mission Team called Nicaragua Under the Sun (NUTS).

Nicaragua Under the Sun (NUTS)

Our Nicaragua Mission Partnership Team serves and communicates with a team in Mirazul del Llano, Nicaragua. Together, we have a covenant relationship with the community to work toward the self-development of their community. Between annual mission trips and funds support, the Mirazul community has built a nursing station, community center, sewing co-op and are working towards improving educational programs. Highland currently supports between 12-20 secondary and university students through tuition grants given to the community. Through these grants, we have supported many students in the completion of their educational studies who would otherwise not have access or ability.

Mission Co-Worker Tracey King-Ortega

Through World Mission of the Presbyterian Church (USA) we support the ministry of Tracey King-Ortega. Tracey is the Regional Liaison for Central America. Tracey, her husband Benjamin, and their three children live in Managua, Nicaragua but travel frequently throughout all five Central America countries in which the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has denominational partners: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Learn more about her work through the Presbyterian Mission Agency.

Mission Co-Workers Ian and Jhanderys Vellenga

Through World Mission of the Presbyterian Church (USA) we support the ministry of Ian and Jhanderys Vellenga. Ian and Jhan serve in Nicaragua with the Council of Protestant Churches in Nicaragua (CEPAD), which works to improve the lives of economically impoverished communities by promoting justice and peace. Learn more about their work through the Presbyterian Mission Agency.

Mission Co-Workers Cobbie and Dessa Palm

Through World Mission of the Presbyterian Church (USA) we support the ministry of Cobbie and Dessa Palm. Cobbie and Dessa serve in the Philippines at the invitation of the United Church of Christ. Our relationship with them was born out of a Young Adult Volunteer of the congregation who spent a year serving alongside Cobbie and Dessa. We continue to support the connections built and the good work of these Mission Co-workers. Learn more about their work through the Presbyterian Mission Agency.

To learn more about our work or to volunteer with Highland in international mission work, please contact us.