March 31, 2017

Day 9: Paint Strokes and Pool Splashes

Gateway 2017 School2School HANDS Team:

Our day started by watching a blacksmith presentation at the trade school on the grounds of the Nehemiah Centre. We watched a demonstration of how some of their beautiful ironworks were made and heard of the many areas where training and life-skills are taught throughout the school.

    Next, Peter made a presentation to the group, covering the history of Nicaragua. The presentation allowed us to understand more of the background of today’s people and culture in Nicaragua.

    Today was our second work day at the El Jordan school in Monte Fresco, where we worked to complete the paint job we had been given. It was an incredibly hot day (!!), but that didn’t stop our group from working diligently to complete the job in a thorough manner. Because we had worked so hard on our first work day and had accomplished so much, our job today was not as large as originally anticipated. This meant that we finished earlier than we thought we would and had an unplanned afternoon. We were given a sweet surprise … Peter saw the owner of the pool that we had visited earlier in the week, and he offered for us to use his pool again! What a great surprise! So we enjoyed an unplanned afternoon playing in the water and enjoying a relaxing afternoon together in the beautiful surroundings of the pool. What a pleasant surprise!

    Our evening again included a time of reflection, sharing and devotions, as well as time to Facetime home, play games and relax together.          


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