We are back in
after a two week visit to the states. When we moved here in January, we had a one way ticket with no plans of returning to the states until December, however due to Visa regulations we were required to leave Nicaragua after 180 days. Although this was not our plan, it was God’s plan and God’s plans are perfect. This trip to the states could not have come at a better time. We didn’t realize how spiritually starved we were. Although we feel that we are doing God’s work, we needed to be renewed. We had a wonderful time of worship, fellowship and enjoyed more familiar cuisine while in Nicaragua . We felt a sense of refreshment and renewal and were excited to get back to America Nicaragua.
Since it has been a while since our last blog, here’s an update of what has been going on.
The last week of June, a group from
conducted a Murfreesboro, TN at Vacation Bible School . The day before VBS began, the group handed out 600 invitations to the three communities that surround the school. There were 179 in attendance the first day! Nicaragua Christian School
|Puppet show at VBS|
|Some of the kids who attended VBS with their teacher|
|Sergio leading songs at VBS|
We decided to celebrate Independence Day with traditional American 4th of July food (hot dogs and hamburgers) and other American missionary families. Although there were no fireworks, we were thankful to share this special day with new friends.
Our soccer ministry will begin this week. The 3rd and 4th grade boys are so excited and have asked a hundred times what day and time practice begins. While in TN, we were blessed with many donations for this ministry from money to soccer balls, cleats, shin guards and even uniforms. We are just as excited as the 3rd and 4th grade boys for soccer to begin!
Kora and Jaden began attending school the day after we returned from TN. They both have enjoyed their first few days of classes. Praise God! Hopefully, they will continue to enjoy it once the newness wears off. They will probably be fluent in Spanish by our next visit to the states considering all their classes are taught in Spanish, except an English class, which we expect an A in.
|Jaden proudly wearing his school uniform|
|Kim and Kora after returning from Kora's first day of school|
Our farm will be ready to harvest in about 2 weeks. We can’t believe how fast the crops have grown. We have decided to sell a portion of the crops to raise money for the school and share the rest with the students’ families at
. Nicaragua Christian School
|Our first watermelon|
Dios te Bendiga (God Bless you),
|View of the sunset from our porch, just another reminder of what an awesome God we serve!|