Robbie & Murray Lathrop

Pineapple Farm Information

In the summer of 2006 God richly blessed us with a new ministry in Nicaragua. After prayer, huge steps of faith and generous donations from many supporters a small pineapple farm was purchased to develop a MINISTRY OUTREACH CENTER.

This center is run and operated by an evangelical non-profit board. Our board members include: Robbie Lathrop, Murray Lathrop, Luis Rivas, Sonia Rivas, Dr. Alejandro Saldana, and “Pruncey” Saldana.


  • Discipleship and training center for National Pastors and Church Leaders
  • Retreat Center for National Churches
  • Base to house short-term mission teams
  • VBS outreach center for local children
  • Community investment to provide economic development opportunities for mercy ministries and evangelism


Robbie and Murray Lathrop and daughter Mika are MTW missionaries have been living in Managua, Nicaragua since August 2005. They are originally from South Carolina. Robbie is a Clemson University, Civil Engineering graduate and Murray is a graduate of MUSC with a degree in Occupational Therapy. They are currently developing this ministry project along with the assistance and help of national workers. Before they moved to Managua,Nicaragua they spent a year in San Jose,Costa Rica learning the native language Spanish.

Their daughter Mika currently goes to a private Christian school called Nicaragua Christian Academy. She is going into the 8th grade starting this August. Their two sons Reed and Ross live in the States. Reed is going to Clemson University in SC. Their oldest soon Ross is married and is in the U.S. Navy as a Nuclear Engineer in Virginia. Back in Nicaragua a good weekend would be going and spending the night on their pineapple farm and riding horses. They have 6 horses including a baby colt.

Please visit their website to learn more: http://www.nicanews.org

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