Here is a glimpse of our time in Nicaragua. It was an amazing experience that no doubt forever changed us. The people of Nicaragua are so precious and so full of love. They have so little. So many are not only physically starving, but are starved for love. They long for it just like God longs for us. Deuteronomy 4:9 says, “Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.” That is our team’s prayer. It is our prayer that God would continue to change our heart because of what we have seen. It is our prayer that the effects of our week in Nicaragua would overflow into everyone we meet. It is our prayer that God has changed you.
Today the team visited our final school. The children were precious and we had so much fun working with them. We told the story of the Tower of Babble. The kids made their own towers out of paper cups and absolutely loved it.
Today our team conquered the volcano Cerro Negro! It was quite the challenge, but we all made it! After lunch we toured a cathedral in downtown Leon. Our day ended with dinner on the Pacific Ocean by sunset. We have all begun to realize how quickly our time here is ending and can’t wait to cherish another day.
Today has been amazing. First, my rash is healing!! Thank you for your prayers! We went to Grandmother Carmen’s preschool this morning. The school is held in her home underneath a tin roof. The children attend class in the stifling heat with swarms of flies on them.
We spent our morning at the Jardencito Preschool with Senora Romona. The children were absolutely precious. Throughout the afternoon some of the team began construction of a home for one of the girls at El Ayudante, Celeste. The rest of the team sorted clothes to donate to the children of El Ayudante. Here are some glimpses of our time thus far…
I’m still not feeling great, so here is a quick version of our day. The team attended a church in our neighborhood. We were able to provide snacks for the kids there. I wasn’t able to attend, but everyone seemed to love it. After lunch we took the El Ayudante kids swimming and to play soccer. We had a blast loving on all of them. Can’t wait to see what tomorrow holds. Keep praying for a healing!
Most often parents start out telling their children to do something in a nice, friendly voice. “Clean your room, please.” If the child doesn’t listen, the parent will get progressively louder until it’s, “Clean your room, NOW!” That’s where I’m at with God right now.
The team is safe and sound in Leon, Nicaragua! It was a tiring day of travel, but we are so excited to begin working tomorrow! Stay tuned for more!
The before…supplies, crafts, toys, candy, clothes, shoes, toothbrushes, toothpaste!
Things to do before June 19th…
Jewelery party fundraiser May 1st Car wash fundraiser May 8th Send in team roster Send in team information forms
- Mail check to El Ayudante for team fees –> mailing it tomorrow
Raise money to pay team fees
- Book hotel rooms for the final night –> booking rooms tomorrow
Plan 3 days of Bible school for 20-150 kids
- Buy supplies for Bible school for 20-150 kids –> collecting donations and buying things this week
Raise money to buy supplies for Bible school
- Get team in one piece to Leon, Nicaragua –> unable to complete until June 19th
Complete items 1-11 while taking finals and studying abroad in London for 3 weeks
- Preferably stay sane while completely items 1-12 without driving friends and loved ones crazy –> questionable