TKA students leave lasting impression in Nicaragua


A team of 48 eager students and leaders from The King’s Academy in West Palm Beach traveled to Nicaragua in January for a five-day service trip to build homes and assist at a local church’s feeding program for children.

The school, in partnership with non-profit Hope Project International, also raised $7,000 for those families living in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Central America. Hope Project works with ministries and organizations to help children throughout the world.

“These trips give dozens of students the opportunity to step far outside their comfort zone as they serve together,” said Stephen Kimpel, TKA director of Student Ministries. “The chance to serve in Nicaragua is a humbling and challenging experience as the students get an opportunity to tangibly live out kindness and compassion.”

January’s trip was the school’s second time serving in Nicaragua.

TKA students works to mix pebbles, concrete mix and water together to form a cement floor for new homes he and his classmates are helping to build in Cristo Rey, Nicaragua. Photos by Hope Project International

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