May 3, 2016

We made it!!

Chilliwack HANDS Team:

After a fun filled day of travel, we have finally arrived.  There were a few bumps along the way but we made it. We departed from the church around 3 am as we bussed off to Vancouver airport.  After a short delay due to electrical problems with the plane we headed off to our first layover in Denver.  Making a connecting flight from Denver to Houston, and Houston to Managua.  Houston we were a little flustered when we were told that our flights had been changed to tomorrow and we would have to spend the night there, but, due to some quick scrambeling we were able to make our flight. When arriving at our final destination we were met with another suprise of Mike and My bags of clothes and other items not arriving with us (we have been told that the bags should arrive tomorrow night).  Our driver and host Lester was waiting to pick us up, and we headed off to our home for the next week.  Currently Nikita and Nat are trying to get a gecko out of their bathroom as the guys are all sitting on the porch relaxing after a long day of travel.  Tomorrow will be our first day of work, as we head off to te job site we are eager to get started.  Please feel free to leave comments, we would all love to hear from you.




our little mix up at the Houston Airport


Driving in Managua we found bright neon trees all over the streets, very beautiful.

As things are cooling down here, we are slowly starting to go to bed (we have a long day tomorrow), we will update you again tomorrow. :)


May 3, 2016 at 10:19 am

Looks awesome guys! Praying that everything goes well and that you will be a blessing to each other and the locals. Hope you all have a wonderful, enriching time! You'll have to tell us how the food is. Don was looking forward to it :) Have fun with the gecko Nikita and Nat! Miss you!

May 3, 2016 at 11:56 am

Glad you made it safe & sound. Sure hope you packed enough in your carry on :) You are all in my thoughts & prayers as you show God's love to all those there. Have a wonderful time!

May 3, 2016 at 9:14 pm

The fun of travel, with a group. Experience the local life is important.

Be safe and blessed, as your work starts.

Pastor Bill Veenstra
May 4, 2016 at 1:54 pm

Glad to hear that you arrived safely. Sorry about the flight challenges. I hope you will all be reconnected with your luggage.

Our prayers are with you. I lead devotions at the Board of Trustees of the CRC tomorrow night and i will make sure to relate your work to them.

Enjoy Ascension|Day tomorrow as you construct things under the Lordship of Jesus.

be blessed!


May 4, 2016 at 6:57 pm

Always expect the unexpected on trips like these. Glad you arrived safely and I hope that the experiences of the next days will erase the memories of a less than memorable trip. You are the, heart, hands and feet of Jesus to the people at ACECEN. Be a blessing and be blessed. Please great my friends at ACECEN for me. Shalom,

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