January 15, 2013


Niagara HANDS Team:

Last night we met our hosts, Pete and Trudy Kuipers who hail from Lacombe Alberta.
We knew right away that we would get along great!

We drove to the job site at 7:30 am. The children from the school had a beautiful
welcome program for us. The weather in Managua can be described in 3 words

We spent the day tying rebar and some of us dug holes for the foundation. Gord and
Andy managed to dig all day in the hot sun! Of course they had shade from a tree...
The cold showers and a delicious meal prepared for us by the ladies at the Nehemiah
Centre were very welcomed.

A nice surprise for some of us was that we would be working under a constuction team
lead by Jaime - a fellow we had worked under in Esteli 5 years ago.

A great day :)


Anita VanGeest
Jan 15, 2013 at 8:52 pm

Glad you made it safely. Had a sunny day here in Canada too but very cold. Work hard and hope to here all about the school when you get back. Miss you Gord.

Geo.& Gep.
Jan 16, 2013 at 3:18 pm

We are glad that you arrived safely in Managua what a surprise that Jaime is working there with you say hi to him from us and also if you see Alma.God bless you we will keep watching your blog.

Keep smiling God loves you all.Geo.+Gep.

Jan 18, 2013 at 7:48 am

I am really enjoying this blog! Keep them coming!

Glad you are all safe!


Jan 18, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Great to see you all there. Stay safe

Jan 19, 2013 at 11:18 pm

Gord I see you are good at digging trenches, will be good this spring when we have to do it at 117 Barrett Ave.Keep digging

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