August 21, 2012

Day 8

Newmarket HANDS Team:

Today was our last day at work. This morning like every morning the cows wander by on their way to pasture and check us out. We continued carrying gravel into the classrooms to level them and we completed the trench except for the small area that we had to keep on crossing with the wheelbarrow. At the end of the day we took a picture with our new best friends the wheelbarrows, shovels and picks.

 

At lunch time the site foreman invited us for lunch. He went out and bought us all a steak lunch. We were very surprised. The workers were working in the same vicinity as we were today so we were able to talk to them and joke with them. They enjoyed the interaction as much as we did. Their work is amazing; they are very particular about how straight everything is. Yet they work with wood to level and smooth and bent re-bar as clamps. They make many of their own tools.

 

This evening we are spending some time at the home of Jeff and Marilyn Greenway who are missionaries with Young Life here and Carey Franklin boards with them. It is a real treat to be in a home to have our coffee.

 

We have worked hard but we have also been spoiled and treated very well. God has blessed us abundantly. It is wonderful to see how God is working through other individuals here in Nicaragua.

Comments:

Fran
Aug 22, 2012 at 6:53 am

Wheres the hard hats? :)

Thanks for the pictures and stories, we pray you have safe travels home again. Take care.

Tim
EduDeo Staff
Aug 22, 2012 at 9:43 am

Thanks for being a blessing in Nicaragua. I pray you will take a bit of Nicaragua home with you in your hearts. While you've worked hard at building a building, one day soon, the building will become much much more...filled with teachers and students and laugher and relationships and learning and God's love and transformation.

Bill and Nancy
Aug 22, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Thanks for sharing your adventure with us. We really enjoyed all the stories and pics. Praying for your safe journey home. Nicaragua has been blessed by your hard work and smiling faces. Thanks for being the hands and feet of Christ.

Wilma
Aug 22, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Thanks for sharing this blog and for being a blessing to all those you have had the opportunity to meet. Praying you had an uneventful flight home - will wait to hear all about it from Angela, Sam and Lisa!

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