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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 received only 1 ½ inches.  But we are thankful for that much...

 Nearly nine years ago we left Alberta for an adventure to which we committed two to five years of our lives.  We are still on our adventurous journey!

In Latin America we are already in ‘la tercera edad’, meaning that we can go into a special line at the bank.  No, it means that we am older and respected.  “La primera edad” is childhood, “la...