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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Home safe 0 comments

Our Team:

We have arrived home safely and are grateful to have slept in our own beds once again!

As a team we have had an amazing experience. We worked very hard, alongside our Nicaraguan team mates, and as the days wore on we became friends, who communicated through non verbal means, lots of smiles and gestures, interspersed with attempts at Spanish.  We would have been lost without Peter and Lester!!.  

 

Spiritually we have all grown!  We were blessed  visiting schools we had worked on previously.  We heard the testimony and excitement of the various principals as they shared their vision for their future plans for their schools and communities. Education + gospel = transformation

 

Now that we are home again, we pray that what we talked about in our devotions and  what we experienced on our trip will only lead us to find further ways to be of service to our God!

To God be the Glory!

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Our last day 1 comment

The last days have flown by! We celebrated Pauline’s birthday on Saturday and explored the culture of the land. At night in our devotions , based on the parables of Jesus, Frederick challenged us to see new opportunities of servanthood. We have played games at night and laughed so hard that we cried. All wonderful, refreshing and upbuilding!

Today we finished tying rebar cages, painted and poured cement. Thirteen holes were done! As the workday closed we were graciously thanked by the principal. We bid our fellow Nicaraguan brothers and sisters a fond farewell and God’s blessing.

 

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Another hard day at work 1 comment

Hurray, all 15 holes are dug! We started pouring concrete into five of the holes, rebar columns installed on the foundation. Angle irons and purlins were painted and rebar cages were tied, and ready for tomorrow. Another hard day at work.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Cultural day and Church 3 comments

On Friday we visited a school that most of the team worked on two years ago. It was called Jehovah Shalom. Wow, how blessed we felt to see this finished project! . In the afternoon we visited another school in Leon called Lily of the Valley. We could hardly imagine educating 617 student in this crowded facility. As an aside 600 adults come here Saturday mornings for basic skills of reading and writing. Both of these principals were amazing visionaries, totally committed to Christian education and bettering their communities.

Although we worshipped with fellow Christians of a different culture,we felt welcomed, totally at home worshipping our almighty God.

 

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