Mission Nicaragua :: Day 9
Today was a long day! We are a bit on the exhausted side after a long day out in Las Parcelas. This was Extreme Makeover School Edition day. We hit the ground running with paint, paint and more paint. We were able to re-coat the whole school and all the retaining walls around the playground. We installed the teacher’s desk and chair and also the two whiteboards we purchased. The kids were so excited that they blindfolded the headmistress/teacher and did the big reveal for us.
These people in this community are so humble and grateful. It has been amazing to get to know them and play with their kids. The relationships we are forming will certainly last a lifetime. As Brinson told me today, this camp and then our work in their community has swung open the doors of ministry for the Buzbees in the Las Parcelas community.
Our team is doing great work and God has gifted us with a spirit of unity. It was so great for me as their leader to look out at different moments today and see the body of Christ at work. Without any direction – some painting, others fixing a swing, others playing with kids, others helping clean-up or get water for other team members.
God is so good. This mission continues to go beyond our expectations and we aren’t done yet. The only disappointment of the day was that the playground equipment we ordered wasn’t delivered. But we are trusting God that He is setting us up with another ministry opportunity to return when it does arrive and to install it. Thanks for your continued prayer support!