Sometimes by day three a large group can hit a lull, but we left our nightly debriefing with a sense that this particular Wednesday marked more of a Marvelous Midweek, not a let down of energy. We were back at Rey Solomon today, but not until after a breakfast of yummy French toast and time on the porch with Ginny. Today’s devotional begged us to consider the concept of “enough” and not one of us could keep from asking the question “How much is enough?”
June 26, 2013
Nicaragua Special Needs Mission Trip Day 3
Just like kiddos at any school look forward to field day or a field trip, it was a treat for our group to take the students to the park. Good ol’ fashioned fun. It wasn’t even too bad squishing three-to-a-seat on the bus ride to get there. Easy way to get to know someone quickly, right!? The park was absolutely gorgeous and had more equipment than you’d need to satisfy a group of energetic school-age kids and their itching-to-play-along friends from the USA.
A highlight for both sponsored children, their families, and sponsor families was the luncheon. Here are a few thoughts from those who enjoyed time out with their sponsored child:
Brianna has been blessed with energy and great joy. This girl did not stop moving or laughing throughout our entire lunch! I am so glad that God gave me the opportunity to meet the beautiful child that our life group has been sponsoring for a couple years now. She told me that she had been praying to meet one of us! Our God is certainly in the business of answering prayers! — Wendy
Our lunch with Ana and Dulce was beyond incredible. Their joy and gratitude was evident throughout the entire afternoon. The day ended with Ana sharing the bread pudding Ana baked that afternoon, a long hug and her asking to see us next year. After a few tears, we said adios. — The Qualkinbush’s
Today, I had the amazing opportunity to spend more time with Joseling; my sponsor child. She has developed into a beautiful young woman. Her smile always lights up the room. I have had the opportunity of returning to Nicaragua to see her for the last 4 years and every time it blows me away to see how much she has grown and how hard she has been working at school. I loved eating pizza with her at Pizza Hut and watching her laugh and play. GOD IS SO GOOD! –Hali Stout
A group of us got to visit Tabernacle Agua Viva (TAV) today. We delivered sponsorship gifts to the students and went on a tour of the school. The principal was proud to show us the school and tell us about the impact it has on the community. It is a light in a dark neighborhood. The teachers are battling the problems on the street as they teach the students to follow Christ. She also shared with us about an answered prayer. They now have an improved third floor. It is a much better learning environment. We got to see the computer lab and hear about the programs the students are taught. Hali even got to try out an awesome Mario typing game. They are thankful for the great blessing of having a computer lab. This will help students get jobs someday. We then prayed for the school and for them to continue to be a light in the community.