Pictures are of a corn field carved out of the woods on a farm in the Somotillo area in northwestern Nicaragua—one taken in June 2016 when the corn was just coming up, and the other in September. This is non-irrigated land in a very dry area of the country. With the help of Helping Kids Round First working through the Lutheran Church of Nicaragua yields have increased from less than 15 bushels per acre to at least 50 bushels per acre.
These photographs depict mission projects intended to enhance health, education and agricultural production in Nicaragua. One or more members of OSLC have been involved in each of them mostly through a nonprofit corporation (Helping Kids Round First) which was founded and is managed by Craig Severtson, of Flandreau, SD. All of these projects were overseen by the Faith and Hope Lutheran Church of Nicaragua.