Day 12

The team spent our last couple of days outside of Managua at the Los Cedros compound. The infant orphanage that our team helped to build is located here and we were thrilled to learn that after a year of waiting, the government has given their final approval and that a little 19 month old boy was expected to arrive on Mon. Feb. 5.

Friday morning’s medical clinic was held in a village in the sugar cane fields and the team saw 180 patients, a record for a half day clinic for us. While some were busy with the clinic, other team members did crafts with the children. It was wonderful to watch the smiles as they made angel necklaces, salvation bracelets and as children from 2 to 18 colored with equal enthusiasm.

By Fri. afternoon everyone was ready for some R&R time and so we headed to the beach. Five of the teenage boys from the orphanage in Jinotega had accompanied us to Managua where they will attend an excellent Christian school. It was great to have them with us at the beach and then again at the Mombacho Volcano the following day. While some hiked and rode the zip line down the outside of the volcano others spent time exploring the colonial city of Granada with its lively market and beautiful architecture.