Since 1992, the Archdiocese of New Orleans has had a partnership with the Diocese of Granada, Nicaragua through its ecumenical mission, Christ the Healer, providing medical, dental and social outreach to the poor of Nicaragua. At the invitation of the Bishop of Granada, the Moran family will work to expand the impact of the existing mission to bring hope to the poorest of the poor.
As we settle in Nicaragua, we know needs will be identified where donations can be utilized to alleviate suffering and bring HOPE to the poorest of the poor. We will address basic needs such as adequate food, medical care and shelter as we believe that we must seek ways to concretely live out our faith. Camp Esperanza will provide opportunities for benefactors to understand exactly how their gifts have improved the lives of their brothers and sisters in need in Nicaragua. While we will work in concert with the local Catholic Church, we take great pride in our ability to draw other Christian groups and people of goodwill together in meeting tangible needs. We recognize that many of our supporters believe in our work, yet do not share the same religious motivation. We make sure that anyone interested in getting involved can do so in a way in which they are comfortable.
Here are a few needs for which we are currently seeking donations:
The Archdiocese of New Orleans has asked the Moran family to raise funds from their community to purchase a vehicle that can be donated to the Diocese of Granada. As Nicaragua is a developing country with poor infrastructure, a reliable vehicle that can handle the roads is essential to reach the most underserved areas. If you would like to help meet this need, please click here.
The existing clinics organized by Christ the Healer provide for the ongoing medical needs of Nicaraguans. These include medical, dental and eye clinics designed to serve those in most need.
To join us in improving the health and well being of our brothers and sisters in Nicaragua by funding these clinics, please click here.
In the United States, there are thousands of retreat centers to which individuals and churches have access. However, as we have traveled around Nicaragua, we have met countless people who have never had a vacation or any time to get away from the struggles of daily life. The blessing of time away at a retreat center is unheard of for most Nicaraguans. In addition to working to alleviate suffering caused by poverty and promoting health, our long-term vision includes building a retreat center where Nicaraguans can go for spiritual renewal. We have established an endowment for this purpose. If you would like to help make this dream a reality and contribute towards the endowment, please click here.