Flawed Clay with Ted Rodgers
Life and Ministry in Nicaragua
Ted Jr and Kelly Rodgers (and Teddy III) Nicaragua Missionary Support - Arms Of Love International Ted Jr and Kelly have been serving in ministry in Nicaragua since 2009 and started serving at Arms of Love in May of 2011. They moved to Nicaragua to serve Arms of Love full time in April 2014. Ted was raised in the service industry, learned construction from his father, and followed his path. Kelly worked in the IT industry before receiving the call from God to pursue a master's degree in Counseling. Ted and Kelly were both raised in St. Louis, MO and have a son (Teddy). They have actively served in the local church since God saved them, and have a huge heart for community. Ted enjoys watching and playing sports, cooking, theology, and meeting new people. Kelly enjoys reading, running, and sharing time with her friends and family. Teddy enjoys baseball, soccer, building legos, and currently attends grade school at a bilingual school outside of Jinotepe.
Learn more about Date Night:
Episode 5 - The Body of Christ
“Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.”
1 Corinthians 12:12 NIV
Ted explores the importance of all aspects of the body of Christ.
Ted shares some of the major projects that are happening at Brazos de Amor.
1. Community Development Center - The building will be 45 x 90 feet including a library, computer lab, multi-use room, administrative office & an office for the psychologists to work out of. Please pray for funding for this building.
2. Transition Home for Kids - this home will be a place for the kids to transition from the streets (for about 3 months).
3. Master Farm Plan - the property has 27 acres, but only using about 3. The farm project is intended to rely less on out if country resources and create some in country income.
One of the bigger issues that they deal with is theft. They need some fencing, a guard at night and some additional day workers.
Volunteering - this happens through http://armsoflove.org
- Tilapia Farming
- All types of trade work
- Self Sustainability Experts
Arms of Love Fundraiser:
Date Night in Fenton, MO on August 19, 2017
Dinner, beverages, Dancing, Auction with Rat Pack music!
RSVP to Tony Slyman via email:
Can't make it, but want to sponsor or donate?
Needs: The ministry is in desperate need of vehicles.
1. Around town vehicle - maybe a motorcycle
2. A vehicle to serve teams, projects and more than 26 kids in the morning and afternoon.
3. Small bus to pick up children that attend school at the orphanage, but live 15 miles away.
The Date Night fundraiser is hoping to raise $35,000 for the 3 vehicles (2 new and 1 used). Can you help? If so, please donate via http://armsoflove.org/datenight/
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Law & Grace - Episode 4
“To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyoneʼs account where there is no law.”
Romans 5:13 NIV
Ted discusses his perspective on law and grace. What does it look like when we end up in the middle?
“While Jesus was having dinner at Leviʼs house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him.”
Mark 2:15 NIV
What would it look like if we applied just as much grace as we applied law or applied just as much law as we applied grace?
Ted shares about a specific example of law and grace scenarios in Nicaragua. He also talks about forgiveness and his own experiences learning to forgive.
“Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”
Matthew 18:22 NIV
Love keeps no record of wrongs.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”
1 Corinthians 13:4-5 NIV
- Filing for residency
- Prayer & protection over Teddy III
- The children at Brazos de Amore (live in & outreach)
- Continued Support and Financial Resources
1 Corinthians 15:1-2
“Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.”
1 Corinthians 15:1-2 NIV
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