My journey in Leon has officially ended as of today. It took me for a month and 3 weeks. It was short. Is this called bittersweet feeling? I didn’t even realize that I learned Spanish so fast. Together with my Nica family’s and local friends’ help, my cultural went smoother than I thought. It would be a total lie if I say I enjoyed every single day while I was in Leon. However, it is definitely true that I...

April 10, 2014. 5:45 p.m.  Time for church at ‘Cristo es el Camino’ Christian Reformed Church in Nagarote, Nicaragua. 

 While Martha was walking from the north end of town she met a good friend whom she had not seen for some time.  As they were greeting each other with a hug, the earth trembled.  Memories of the 1972 earthquake returned as she watched the electrical wires started to...

During a very rough landing when arriving in Nicaragua in a rain storm I was the only passenger smiling, hoping that the farmers with whom we work would also be receiving this blessing. Moisture for the thirsty ground!  As we proceeded up the mountain the rain lessened but we spotted puddles along the roadside.  Unlike the 5 inches received in Managua, the area in which we live...

As I am writing this, I am sitting in the World Renew and Diaconia Nacional office in Tegucigalpa reflecting on the past month that I've spent in Olancho. I have to say that overall it's been a good month. The first few weeks were at times a bit underwhelming, but after a while I was able to get out to the different communities that Diaconia works in, meet the community leaders and program participants there, and to observe and participate...

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...

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