Tasba Raya Mission Welcomes You!
This website exists to educate the public about the ongoing efforts of the Tasba Raya mission, and to facilitate donations to support this important work. Tasba Raya is a mission located in the village of Francia Sirpi, in the Miskito region of Nicaragua. Our name, Tasba Raya, means "New Earth." Our purpose is to represent Christ to the people of the area by helping to meet their physical, educational and spiritual needs.
There are several groups of people involved in the Tasba Raya mission. Most importantly, there are the people of the village and surrounding areas which are served by the mission. These are primarily simple folk, many of them native to the area, who have had to flee from war and natural disasters, but are returning to rebuild their village. Click here to read more about the history of the mission and the Miskito people.
The second major group involved with the mission is the long-term missionaries who operate the mission on a day-to-day basis, and the mission board who oversees the operations and coordinates the trips which bring volunteer staff to work at the mission periodically. Click here to read more about the mission board. The long-term missionaries include Dr. Emilio Caldera, his wife Betty, and Tom Lawrence who functions as the mission director, as well as student volunteers who may stay for up to a year, or more, at a time. Click here to read news from the long-term missionaries.
The third major group involved with the mission is the short-term volunteers who give freely of their time and skills to come to work at the mission for periods of up to 2 weeks. Some are medical professionals, some are students, and some are dedicated laypeople. All of our volunteers are important and most welcome. Click here to read more about volunteer trips.
The fourth major group involved with the mission is the donors who provide the ongoing monetary support that makes this work possible. You know who you are, and we extend a huge heartfelt “thanks” to you. Click here if you are interested in becoming a contributor to the work of this mission.
Be sure to visit our new photo gallery for a more comprehensive “picture” of the village, the mission, the area, and most importantly, the people of Tasba Raya. Click here to go to the photo gallery.