International Missions — Nicaragua

Our approach to missions is summed up by the word, “Partnership.”  This means a number of things: 1) We recognize that we minister to people best when we do it alongside of someone who lives in and understands the culture. 2) We desire to enter into a relationship with our missionaries and the people to whom they minister.  3) We want the people at Trinity Church to have a chance to get to know our missionaries, to support them, visit them, and pray for them. 4) It also means taking the time to get to know and listen to people from other cultures. 5) And finally, “partnership” means that we desire a long-term relationship with the people in a mission area.

Pineapples of Peace Mission Of Grace · Managua, Nicaragua

Photo of Robbie and Murray Lathrop
Robbie and Murray Lathrop
Missionaries Pineapples of PeaceNicaragua


Robbie and Murray Lathrop grew up in South Carolina. Their work with short-term mission teams around the world led them to Nicaragua in 2001. Burdened with the tremendous spiritual and physical needs of the Nicaraguan people, they followed God’s call to return and serve there as a family in 2005.

Robbie’s background in marketing, construction, and engineering has allowed him to use his skills on the mission field to meet many needs. Their ministry includes developing a national pastoral training center; coordinating short-term teams; providing shelter, food, clothing, and medical care; and sharing the gospel with the needy. Robbie and Murray hope their efforts in mercy ministry will lay the groundwork for a church-planting team in Nicaragua.

Consider how God might have you join with them to bring relief and the gospel to the people of Nicaragua.

In this video below, Robbie and Murray distribute to the children shoes and other needed supplies, from money collected at Trinity in Fall 2012.

Lathrops’ Prayer Requests

From Robbie, October 2015:
  1. Pastoral training conference Nov. 8-11, 2015.  We begin a new training program to teach reformed theology to our pastors in the valley as well as a few selected from other communities.  Pray the pastors will commit to continue with the training as well as be blessed by it.
  2. Pray for our three remaining teams this year.  Pray for servant hearts for those who come.  Pray for opportunities to share the gospel.  Pray for Christ to receive the honor and glory.   Pray for wisdom for us as we discern what to do and who to serve in the community.
  3. Pray for a positive impact for the new bible study I am leading with our workers.
  4. Pray this study will have an impact on all, but especially on our workers that are not believers.  Pray that this study will provide healing for the hurt & damage that has occurred this year & that it will be unifying for our workers.
  5. Pray for physical protection for us.  A new disease carried by mosquito has affected a number of our workers as well as people in the community.  Pray for us and our teams to be protected from this.
  6. Pray for our ministry as we seek to be gospel focused in the activities we do in the community.   We desire that all the ways in which we serve will be Christ centered.

Nicaragua Trip 2016

June 26-July 2, 2016. Learn more.

Nicaragua Trip 2015

The team was in Nicaragua June 13-19, 2015. Learn more.

Nicaragua Trip 2014

The team served in Nicaragua June 6-13, 2014. Learn more.

Nicaragua Trip 2013

See the post about the 2013 trip at https://www.trinitybozeman.org/?p=1024


If you are interested in participating in a future Nicaragua Missions trip, contact Scott Bradshaw at 599-5867.