Disciples Christian Church (DCC) of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, took its first partnership exploration trip to Chacraseca, Nicaragua in March of 2009.
They found their interest in adequate housing matched perfectly with the goal of Chacraseca's community leaders to make sure everyone in their community has a simple but decent place to live. Their interest and support has expanded over the years!
Along with getting to know the people of Chacraseca, the team members have built new homes for hurricane afflicted families, provided scholarships for children to attend school, and helped with the final phase of the community’s clean water project. They have also hosted several visitors from Chacraseca! In 2011, DCC put together a women-to-women trip to Chacraseca where they participated in a week of sharing stories and opening the Dreaming Together Hardware Store with a group of Nicaraguan women. In 2013, they will be participating in a youth-to-youth trip!