Hi family and friends,
you for all your continued prayers for health and safety! This morning
started out with Chris opening us up with a devotion, reminding us of
the blessings that we are experiencing here in Nicaragua. Not only are
we getting to know our team more intimately, but we are also getting to
know our hosts and some of the locals that come to use the sports facility.
It’s a real joy to experience all of the local children and young
people who come to use the sports facility, and to see the fun that they
have playing soccer, pick-up basketball or volleyball.
was our first real day of manual labor. We started out by pulling weeds,
cleaning and picking up garbage and left over cement pieces from a previous
project on the baseball field. The infield of the baseball diamond needed
weeding and dragging. Brooks, Halle, and Amanda did the dragging while
Mark, Cheryl and Elke did a lot of the weeding. By 4:00pm the field was
close to looking professional for this coming weekend’s tournament
In the meantime Chris, Sam, Jenny and Laura were also weeding
and picking up debris in other parts of the outfield. The stronger men
were picking and sledge hammering out concrete fence posts that had chain
link fence concreted into it. That was quite a job for Dennis, John, Shiloh,
Mitchell, and Greg and then later on came Thomas to help with some fresh
muscles. We were covered from head to toe in dirt and happy about all
the progress that we had made in one day. Some of the our team even had
enough energy to play some soccer with the local boys and also start a
volleyball game with another mission team that is staying in the area.
What an awesome day God has blessed us with: hard work, good food, (thank
you to our cooks) and great fellowship. And some great creepy-crawly critters
that we found while digging in the dirt. And of course sometimes we had
to take a quick break just to play with the kids that were curious about
what we were doing. We’ve also been blessed with great weather,
so far no rain.
Bless you all and we look forward to sharing many more stories of the
wonderful ministry that Cathy and Halle and Amanda and Thomas are doing