DAVE & CLAUDIA ALBRECHT
How did you get involved in missions?
When Dave was studying at Christ For the Nations God began to burden our hearts for the mission field of Latin-America. We submitted ourselves to the leadership of Covenant Church, making ourselves available to serve in missions. After praying and visiting both Mexico City and Managua, Nicaragua we felt the Lord calling us to serve in the nation of Nicaragua. We moved to Managua in May 2001 and have been here ever since.
Did you ever imagine you would be where you are today?
When we first got married, I would have to say no. There was a time that I felt like we would have a “normal” Christian life” attending, serving and giving in a local church, working a 9-5 job, a house in the suburbs, etc. But God had a different plan for us, calling us into full-time ministry after we had been married for only a couple of years. Now we can’t see ourselves anywhere else.
Tell us about your family. Do you have kids? Are you married?
We have been married since 1996 and have three children who work with us in the ministry. Andrea is 16, Julianna is 13 and David is 11.
What projects/objectives have you been working this year?
The major project that we have been working on is the construction of a feeding center for the elderly in an impoverished neighborhood in Managua. The facilities will eventually become a community center and church, so we are building with a future vision in mind. We have made progress, with the favor and provision of the Lord, we continue to move forward.
How can we pray for you?
Pray that the Lord will provide for the completion of the building of the elderly feeding center facilities.
Pray for revival fires to be lit in the nation of Nicaragua.
Pray for a harvest of souls, miracles, and provision.
Pray for the continued activation of the supernatural power of God in our lives and in the nation of Nicaragua.
What practical needs do you currently have?
We are in need of a second family vehicle.
We are in need of a second ministry vehicle.
We would love to own a home of our own.
Our oldest daughter, Andrea, will be graduating from high school in 2 years and her desire is to study at Christ for the Nations. We are believing God for the provision for her to do so.
What does a day in your life look like?
The day starts with prayer. We are a homeschool family, so weekday mornings we do homeschool and attend to the administrative work of the ministry. Most afternoons are filled with counseling sessions, ministry-related meetings, visiting or taking care of household needs like grocery shopping. Our evenings look like this; Monday night is our weekly prayer meeting; Tuesday night is a discipleship meeting with young men; Wednesday night is our mid-week service; Thursday night is the worship team practice and all three of our children are members of the worship team. Friday evenings and Saturdays are sometimes free and at other times committed to meeting with the youth, church leaders, married couples, business people, men's ministry, ladies ministry or doing hospital visits.
Tell us something interesting about you.
I used to be a Dallas Police Officer and I spent 15 years in the Army Reserve.
What’s your favorite Bible verse and why?
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.
1 Corinthians 2:4
And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in a demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
These verses talk about what the church can, should and will do through the power of the Holy Spirit
We enjoy going to the beach from time to time and spending time together as a family.
We hope to have a large, influential church where the supernatural power of God is commonplace. A place where lives are transformed by the power of God, destinies are discovered and the body of Christ is trained and prepared to flow in their spiritual gifts.