Global Partnerships: 516NOW

Matthew 5:16 encourages believers tolet your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Founded on the powerful inspiration of that verse, 516NOW is a non-profit organization dedicated to building sustainable communities in underdeveloped nations throughout Latin America, with a specific focus in Nicaragua. From restoring damaged health clinics to building churches and schools, 516NOW is actively working to transform Latin American communities in the name of Jesus.

After hearing of Lead Like Jesus, 516NOW President John Barrett knew that it was critical for his growing team to understand the importance of following Jesus as the world’s greatest leadership model. Jaime Blandon, President of the 516NOW Board, agreed with John about this important strategy for the spiritual growth of the ministry’s leaders and recently participated in the Encounter training experience; Jaime has now become a Certified Facilitator and is developing a plan to train his team and others to lead as Jesus led.

Equipped with the recently-released Lead Like Jesus Spanish curriculum, John, Jaime, and their team are ready to expand their ministry throughout Latin America by spreading the name of Jesus under the banner of leadership.


What is Encounter? A highly interactive, participant-driven, two-day leadership development experience that exposes common leadership misconceptions and offers a practical model based on the greatest leader role model of all time: Jesus. For more information about Encounter trainings being offered this spring in the United States, go to

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