It seems like a yesterday when I first arrived to Nicaragua...

It's been officially a month since I came to Nicaragua! 

 

Time definitly has gone so fast. I did not realize it until few days ago when my Mama told me about it. 

For the past three weeks, I have been so blessed with great memories. 

The River Rock Team from Grand Rapids came to Nicaragua for the first week of August. Such a blessing time that I had with them. Although I was...

I've been in the country for about 2 weeks now, and am now geting settled in to my home in the village of Guacoca, in the department of Olancho, Honduras. I will be here for 2 months, after which I will go to the south of the country and start working there.

I arrived in the country 2 weeks ago now, and spent the first few days in Tegucigalpa with the World Renew staff, including Irene, my supervisor, Rolando,...

I can't believe it, but I am already on the last stretch of my trip!

So much has been happening, and I have been on the go for a couple days now. Last week was Eid, and I got to experience the chaos that comes with this festival. In the park that is fairly close to where I was staying, during Eid, it overflows with people. Everyone goes there to see family and friends, to walk around, take a boat ride,...

This past month has been one of learning and lots of travelling!

I have been able to talk to many people about the various changes that have occurred in their community since an organization has entered. It is amazing to see women speak out proudly about their personal accomplishments, as well as what they have been able to contribute to their community. The people are now community focused, and doing what they can to develop their own community that we can...

Okay. It’s been exactly a week since I came to Nicaragua. Everything is new here. Language, culture, food, and the extreme weather. However, God has been so great to me. My new family in Nicaragua has been great. Their care and love towards me really touched my heart. Although I am an Asian girl who doesn’t speak much Spanish, they have been really patient with me. They want to listen to my story and they really helped to learn...

After months of exploring, discussing opportunities, talking with friends, family, and church congregations, and looking for supporters, I finally got the confirmation on Monday that I will be Honduras-bound this Friday! I have been eagerly anticipating this, and it gives me joy to finally be able to say that I am finally going. It wasn't particularly easy to get all the financial support in place, and there is still a little ways to go, but now we've made it to...

I can't believe that I have been here for almost a month now! Time is flying by!

 

Last week I was way up north in a rural town called Birisiri. From this little town, everyday I had to ride on a motorbike for at least 3 hours to get to and from the remote communities that I visited. This town is located very close the the Indian boarder, which is lined with small mountains. The...

After my graduation, I have been staying in California. Before I came to here, I told myself that I want to be spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally prepared for Nicaragua. However, I failed.

I tried to do daily devotion, but honestly sometimes I cannot solely concentrate on Him. I got lazy and lazier. I should have physically worked out every single day but due to my laziness, I failed to do so. Yes, I attended dawn morning prayer/service once...

Hi everyone,

 

Up to this point, my days are filled with language class, field visits and office days.

 

Though I am struggling a lot with the language, I am enjoying my afternoons out in the fields. I have meet so many women who now have their own business and can train other women to sew and tailor. They have so much hope for the future. All these women want is for their...

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