May 7, 2016

Day 5 - Starting to Turn on Each Other (Troy Steals the Minister's Wallet)

Chilliwack HANDS Team:

Our first day of "rest" has still been a very long and tiring day. The morning started off with a pancake breakfast. After that, we were joined by Nathan Boersma who gave us an informative talk on the Nicaraguan school system. It has been a very cool experience to connect personally with someone that our church supports and to hear all about what is being done in Nicaragua.

We then traveled to two private schools in Managua. We learned about the history of the schools and how God has provided for them despite many obstacles. Stopping at a local restaurant for lunch, we had time to cool down as it was a very hot day. Even the locals have said that it has been hotter than it normally is. After lunch we continued to a lookout in Managua that overlooked the whole city.

This day has really showed us how good God is! While leaving the lookout things were clouding over and started to rain a bit. No less than 5 minutes later the rain was pouring down, flooding the streets and canals. Our final stop was to a market to do some shopping. While in the market the rain was pouring so much that it knocked the power out. Since then, things have cooled down and everyone is enjoying the rain while playing cards. Tomorrow will be our cultural day. We will be traveling to Granada, learning about the culture of Nicaragua and also a possible zip-lining excursion through the jungle.

Troy and Lester at one of the schools we visited today.

classrooms are very small and usually have over 35 students in a room

Lunch time

Willy keeps on yacking!

Currently playing cards

My blogging spot. I guess you could say I have it pretty rough.

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