January 5, 2019

Clearview Day 3: Seeing God in Nicaragua

Clearview 2019 HANDS Team:

Although we have just recently arrived, the fact that today was a Saturday meant that our work site was not accessible. Today we had the opportunity see God’s hand in different parts of the country of Nicaragua! We saw him in the creativity of a potter, in the majestic views from the tops of the trees, in people both rich and poor, and in the amazing sight and smell of an active volcano.

There has been much unrest in Nicaragua over the last number of months, but we were blessed with safe travels as we explored the beauty of this country. It was beautiful to hear from a potter how he was able to create beautiful pots from the natural resources available. Even his paints were made from the natural rocks found in this country. He inspired us as he showed us how he used recycled materials as tools to create his works of art.

Nicaragua is a country that is full of God’s beautiful creation! One amazing creature we met today was a little monkey named Lucy. This little friend joined us for a short visit. Some people in our group were a little more excited about this experience than others.

Despite the fact that there is much brokenness in Nicaragua, we have also seen God’s hand in the beautiful creation and love from the people we are meeting. Please know that we really appreciate your prayers as we continue to enjoy bonding as a team here in Nicaragua. Please pray that God will continue to work in our hearts and give us an opportunity to be a part of the work that he is doing here.


Jan 6, 2019 at 1:18 am

Looks like another awesome day! Continued prayers for good sleep, any aches and pains and unity amongst the group. Looks like the monkey made some new friends, bringing it home? I’m sure they’re would be a couple of really happy kids! Blessings on a great Sunday! Cindy

Jan 6, 2019 at 11:08 am

what a wonderful experience to see the potter and how he makes beautiful and functional creations from the supplies coming directly from the earth that God made...The Scriptures are filled with images of the potter and the clay which can teach and encourage us so much as we live out our own callings in our daily lives, under the mighty Potter's strong... or gentle touch...

(better monkeys than crocodiles near you...)

you are in my thoughts and prayers

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