Iris Beauty for Ashes

“…and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.” - Isaiah 61:3

Managua - Nicaragua


Our heart is to see the Kingdom of God come; for heaven to touch earth in the trash heaps of Nicaragua.

About Iris Beauty for Ashes

Beauty for Ashes was born in the trash dumps of Managua, Nicaragua and passionately serves the communities that call the dumps home. We focus on worship, living life as family, educating children from the dumps, and discipleship. We love teaching and demonstrating the Gospel and brining others into family where they can be loved and raised up to look like Jesus. We also host “Mas Fuego” gatherings around the country to build stronger relationships with local churches and missionaries.


Children of Destiny Scholarship Program: This scholarship program covers the schooling fees for children living in the dumps who otherwise would not be able to attend school. Education disrupts the repetitive cycle of generational poverty, decreases drug use in children, and contributes to a decline in teenage pregnancy. Children in this program also receive lunch, school supplies, uniforms, shoes, and medical care.

Church & House of Prayer: We desire to purchase land next to the trash dup to build a church and prayer house. This facility would also be used in the afternoons as additional space for our After School programs.

Missions School & Pastors’ Training Scholarship: We host annual conferences for local pastors and missionaries as well as a 10-week intensive school for local Nicaraguans who feel called to missions and church planting. Our vision is to invest in those who are serving in Nicaragua, are hungry for more of God, and who want to live a radical Christian lifestyle. We provide scholarships for most of the locals who attend.

Supernatural Provision

A few months ago, our ministry said yes to taking over a large feeding program in the mountains of Matagalpa. At the time we didn’t know how we were going to feed 100 more kids everyday. But we said yes anyways. An amazing Nicaraguan family lets us use their beautiful land for free to feed the kids. Form...

A deeper look into life in Nicaragua...

For this update I wanted to share a powerful story with you written by our missionary Bill Tidsbury that gives a realistic yet hope filled look into life in the Nueva Vida community where we work. I encourage you to take the time to read this and reflect on some of the questions he asks at the end. Bless...

Our New Missions Base Opens In The Mountains!

We opened a new missions base in the mountains! This month, 3 of our missionaries and their families have answered the call from the Lord to move to the mountains of Nicaragua to start another missions base. We are excited for all the Lord will do through our new ministry in Matagalpa. We established a...



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