February 4, 2014

First Day on the job in Nicaragua

ClearView HANDS Team:

We arrived to the lovely warmth of Nicaragua last night and I must say, we are NOT missing the snow and cold!  Thankfully all our luggage arrived and our flights ran smoothly. 

Today started early.....at 5:56 am as some could not wait for the alarm to go off!  After a delicious breakfast with lots of fresh fruit and warm up exercises led by Bruce, we were off to our first work day.  After picking up supplies and we visited the school in Diriambi where we saw the school that previous teams have been working on.  They have been putting a 2nd storey on the school in order to open more classrooms.

We arrived to Niquinohomo where many detours were taken as half the roads in town were  dug up to install watermains.  The teachers and Principal Lea welcomed us at Eden school where we busily got to work painting.  Padre Pedro (Pastor Peter) and Dave were busy tearing off the roof which will be replaced by the end of the week.    The rest of us began painting the school which is presently closed for the summer holidays.  In total we hope to get 4 classrooms done by the end of the week.

We are now relaxing in a lovely guest house with beautiful gardens and it has been great getting to know each other.  Peter lead us in devotions and if you want to follow along, please read Joshua 1 and see how God challenged Joshua to be a leader while promising to always be with him.

Please hold our team in prayer and specifically to pray for rest for those who are lacking sleep as well as ongoing protection for our health and safety.



Feb 5, 2014 at 6:11 am

So nice to have the update and the photos! Praying for health, safety and open hearts to hear the gospel. Bless you all!


EduDeo Staff
Feb 5, 2014 at 10:29 am

Great to hear that you arrived. Once again blessings on your time of service. We at EduDeo continue to pray that this trip will be a blessing to each one of you individualy as well as the school principal, teachers, students and the community. We pray that your time together may ultimately give glory to God.

Stay well,

Tim Bootsma

Feb 5, 2014 at 12:11 pm

Great to hear an update and see some pictures. Stay safe, well and enjoy!


Feb 6, 2014 at 5:06 pm

Glad to read that you all arrived safely and that your luggage arrived as well.

We are reading your daily blogs and watching your work in progress.

all the best,


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