Thursday, November 27, 2014

Nicaragua - Day by Day - Days 1-6

   My time in Nicaragua was amazing, from the first night to the last. The best part, however, was playing with the children and worshiping with our Christian brothers and sisters there. I will forever remember my time there. Nicaragua has changed me, and I will never be the same person again. I served God every second of every day, and there is no better, more joyous place than serving Him in the center of His will. So I want to share that with you... [WARNING, THIS MAY GET A BIT LONG.]

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Nicaragua - First Day in Santa Elena

   As we drove down the Pan-American (la Panamericana Norte) in our big, old, yellow school bus from the U.S. state of Indiana, the air was permeated with the sound of the chatter of nearly 30 teens and adults. But I was determined to keep my eyes focused on studying my surroundings. We were headed to Santa Elena for the first time; we were going to meet the families we would be working with... and I was thrilled! Driving along, I noticed little garbage piles along the side of the rode. But what we experienced when we got to the village was on an entirely different level.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Almost There

   Tomorrow is the big day; in just about 12 hours, we will be on our way to Nicaragua. I am filled with mixed emotions on this last night home. I am excited and scared, joyous and unsure, so very ready and yet not nearly ready enough. This is such a big step for my life, and I feel so nervous. A small part of me wants to go back and undo all of this, yet, in the words of one of my favorite singers, Sara Groves, "The places that used to fit me cannot hold the things I've learned." I've learned too much, grown too much, changed too much, to back out now. I can't go back to who I was... and that's kinda scary. Anyhow, thank you all so much for all your love and support! I look forward to telling you all about my trip!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Good to Me

   God is constantly showing me just how good He is and today is no exception. With less than two days left until the team will be on a plane to Nicaragua... I got another check in the mail! Where I had been just on the mark previously, I am now $50 over!!! This is so amazing!!! Thank you, Lord!