What Is Excellence?


Here is Pastor Carlos Emilio Baez is preparing the orphanage for a devotional and a time of ministry. Every time that we had an outing Pastor Carlos would take several young people with him. Always mentoring, he is a spiritual father by example and hands on experience.


his wonderful man was born with a severe dysfunction. He walked on all fours like a frog. Today he walks with great difficulty. Yet he is married with child, is a wonderful worship leader and a recording artist. We should never feel sorry for ourselves.


This girl is one of the over 100 handicapped children that Pastor Carlos and a Heart to Give supports in Nicaragua. On this day miracles were flowing. We saw a number of children receive marked improvements in their conditions. When I got to her, I saw Jesus healing one of her hands. I looked at it and it was severely deformed. This did not stop her or me from believing for a miracle. I grabbed her fingers and gently stretched them. She did her best to stretch out her hand. Real faith was operating. At the end, nothing happened. Yet, it did not discourage me. I’d rather see nothing while stepping out in faith, than sitting in fear and doing nothing. I pray that this beautiful child will be healed from the condition that she has had since birth.


Pastor Carlos Emilio Baez is a tremendous man of God. An excellent organizer, a wonderful administrator, a man who uses ever second for the glory of God, a mentor to the young, and an extravagant giver, I was privileged to be in his presence for two weeks. Last year his ministry, A Heart to Give, fed 49,000 children. He began the orphanage after rescuing many children from scavenging in a garbage dump. Here we see how seriously Pastor Carlos takes baptism. I’ve never seen anyone baptize with a tie!

How Do I Define Faith?

A Heart to Love Ministries selflessly tends to more than 100 children with severe dysfunctions in different parts of Nicaragua.

It provides emergency care packages consisting of food, hygienic products and even small cash donations to their families.

My heart was touched by our visit to one of these kids, Dennis, born with hydrocephalus.

Dennis is generally unaware of what goes on around him.

I was deeply affected by Dennis’s mother.

She is woman not only of tremendous faith, but immense gratitude and humility before God.

I would think that she would be bitter after asking God for elven years for her son’s healing.

Yet her level of humility and gratefulness way exceeds mine.

Her faith mingled with tears as we cried together for her son was beautiful.

She has as much faith now as when her son was born to believe for his healing.

Most dysfunctional children who we met only had a mother, for the father fled when finding out about their child’s condition.

I was floored by the deep love that these women have for their severely dysfunctional children.

It’s a slap on the face of the abortion rights movement.

For these women, their children are not an inconvenience; rather they are their prized possession.

The love of God for humanity is visibly clear in these women.

If you would like to know more about the work of a Heart to Love in Nicaragua in conjunction with Flute Maker Ministries, please click on the first picture. Thank you.




A Heart to Love’s emergency packages to families of severely dysfunctional kids.

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