December 7, 2011

Our Last Day!

Faith in Action HANDS Team:

Where has our time gone?? Ten days ago, we left to come here to Nicaragua...  Today was our last day at Divino Salvador School.  We did many things today, finished making forms for the 12 columns, made and poured cement for the holes.  More painting was done, and we also sifted sand through a hand-made screen so that the fine sand can be used for the plastering the walls.  We finished our day a bit early and had a chance to share a time of fellowship with the church and school community in such a special way.  We first were treated to a delicous cake and pop from our wonderful cooks.  We then met together in their church, which is right in the middle of the school property, for a parting ceremony to thank us for being there.  It was so humbling to hear so many of them thank us for coming so far, to work so hard, to leave our families and help them in their vision for Christian education and allow more classrooms to be built so they in turn can teach the children about Biblical worldview... Christ in every part of our life, every day of the week!  We realize this could not be done without the work of EduDeo Ministries.  As a team, we could see first hand how God has worked so powerfully through their work and the work of so many teams in the goal of allowing Christian schools to flourish and be supported in different parts of the world. We were so well cared for at the Nehemiah Center!  We came to Nicaragua to help the people here, to be the hands and feet of Jesus, but I think we will leave with so much more...the memories of this beautiful country, the fellowship we enjoyed with our team and our Alberta friends, Peter, Trudy, Muff and Frank, and our hard working Nicaraguan friends and church and school community...the knowledge and seeing firsthand that Christ is alive and flourishing in this country, and their kindness and joy shown to us.  As we prepare to go home to our families, and we are so excited to go back home to our lives, it is our prayer that whatever we learned here in Nicaragua will be reflected in our lives at home.  Thank you to all of our family and friends around the globe who have prayed for us during our time here; we are so thankful to know that!  We pray for safety as we fly home tomorrow and look forward to celebrating Christ's birth, the reason for the season.  God bless you!

Comments:

Gord
Dec 7, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Thank you for taking the time and sharing your experience in this blog. I think I can safely say that as family members back home,the blog was something we looked forward to read everyday. A was mentioned in Church Sunday,I pray that the work done and the relationships developed will have a long term, positive impact on both the Nicaraguaians and yourselves. I now pray for traveling mercies that in due time you may all be reuninted with your families back home, (I know that I am looking forward to this)

Mona
Dec 7, 2011 at 11:06 pm

DITTO to what Gord said! ;-) Especially the last part! hehe!

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