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    Today was our final full day here in Nicaragua, and we made the most out of every minute of this day.

We began the day with an amazing worship service at a local Nicaraguan church. They had the most amazing worship band, they were basically the Spanish-speaking version of Newsong. It was really cool, because even though I had no idea what they were saying outside of 'Dios' (God), 'santos' (holy), and 'Sēnor' (Lord), I was still...

Today we were back in Managua at our guest house, it sure was nice to have a real shower again. We were able to hang out with each other and check out some of the great places here. we went to Manchabo, which is a old volcano that is now a rain forest. It was amazing to see many of the same plants and flowers that we have in our flower shop. Our next stop was zip lining through the...

Blog March 14th

By Allison van Sligtenhorst and company.

 

Today we hiked up a huge mountain called La Point, it was basically a sheer cliff.  Like a literal mountain.   It was the tallest mountain that surrounds the village we are staying in at 5700 feet high.  We stopped at a small house halfway where a Nicaraguan woman made a breakfast for us of rice, beans, and eggs.  When we finally reached the top of the mountain we stayed for about an...

Blog March 13th

 

Today we woke up and had pancakes and journeyed back to the community. We cleaned the floors and a few of us painted murals on the walls. The school children came and found us and begged us to play with them. At lunchtime we had a wonderful meal with the ladies who had been cooking for us all week. We were then joined by more of the community members for the a final gathering in which they recited...

Blog March 12th

 

The last few days have been a stream of enlightening and exciting activities. On Wednesday we returned to Los Mercedes and commenced painting the wall in the clinic.  The children from the community were excited to see us and greeted us with smiles. A group of us journeyed to a farm and were welcomed with Nicaraguan hospitality. When we returned to Santa Lucia we toured a YMCA agricultural project. Volunteers from the community work to grow a variety...

Today we woke up at 7:00 a.m and we ate at 7:30. Then we left at 8 to go to the community of Las Mercedes which is part of the township of Santa  Lucia. There we worked at a farm and built  two primary rooms in a school for doctors to do surgery in for traveling doctors. At the farm they grow basic grain, beans, corns, and coffee. Las Mercer is a mountain community and the scenery is very...


Today we got up early and headed to the Nehimiah Center for some more orientation from Mark Vanderwees and Bethany Beachum. All the learning has been very valuable, we have a further understanding of the work they both do and how World Renew is an organization that doesn’t just “give fish”- it teaches them to fish or works alongside communities  teaching them how to fish, or...

      I feel like if anyone who supported me financially for this trip saw me today, they would question what exactly their money was going towards. After attending church in the morning, we spent the whole afternoon at the beach swimming in the ocean and soaking up the sun. It was beautiful and we had a great time riding boogie boards on the waves and collecting shells, hermit crabs, and one solitary sand dollar on the...

Saturday- 

Today we went to the Nehemiah Centre to have our orientation, we learned about the Nicaraguan history and culture. We were there for lunch and we ate chicken, rice and beans. We then toured Managua and saw some of the different historical monuments. In Managua there was a market with a school band that we visited and some teens were dancing to the music. I (Christina) have enjoyed learning the about the history of Sandino and how he...

 

Crazy to think this morning we were in the freezing cold; we're sitting here, eating ice cream on the patio with shorts and half of us are barefoot. The house is alive, open, with the warm wind wrapped around us. It's been a long day, traveling at hours we might've preferred to spend sleeping to travel safely to our destination- Managua, Nicaragua. I think it's safe to say that the lack of sleep is worth this. We're all safe, parents...

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