May 6, 2014

Day 9

Thunder Bay HANDS Team:

Wow, we only have 3 more nights in Nicaragua!

Today we had another work day. In the morning before work, Mark and Steve (who works for Christian Reformed World Missions) spoke to us about the history of Nicaragua, and what they are doing here thru World Renew and CRWM. Steve encourages Nicaraguans to not only live out their faith while they are in church, but in all areas of their lives. Mark works to provide Nicaraguans with resources who need relief from disasters and educates them on resources to live sustainably, such as planting crops, and advocating for justice in their communities. It was great to see what these organizations are doing, especially since our church regularly supports both of them.

At work, we continued with the rebar cages. The guys poured a bit more concrete in the morning and prepared for pouring more tomorrow. Tomorrow we fill in the trenches that connect the deep holes for the foundation. We were all feeling pretty tired today after our few days off, but hopefully by tomorrow we will be able to get lots done before we go back to Canada.

We played basketball again when we returned, and just ate another delicious supper. Now we'll play a few games as usual before bed.

Thanks again for reading, and keeping us in your prayers! See you all in 3 days!:)


May 6, 2014 at 10:52 pm

I've really enjoyed reading your blogs. The writing of them . . . is that a combined effort or do you have a secretary?

Anyways, they are very informative and the photos are super! It also brings back memories when we volunteered for Partners International in Brazil. Jean Grootenboer and I did a lot of rebar and Koen and Egbert made cement and laid bricks for the missionary's house. It was hot there too. Burning lava is what Tessa would say.

We're praying for all of you and that you may return to Canada safely.

Anne, Tessa's gma

May 6, 2014 at 11:10 pm

Did Mark and Steve ask you what Canadian city was directly north of Managua?

Thunder Bay Hands Team
May 6, 2014 at 11:18 pm

Anne: Adena typically writes the blogs, but we all contribute our thoughts!

Stacey: Yes they did! Devin knew the answer- Thunder Bay!

jean and peaches
May 7, 2014 at 6:50 am

Hi Devin and the rest of the group. We have been following the blog and we are truly amazed at the work and commitment. Enjoy your last few days.

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