Well today was a long day! Most of us were up in the 4 o’clock hour to meet at the church at 5 and then board our first leg at 7a. The excitement of launching out on mission seemed to ebb and flow with each passing hour of the morning. But we transitioned from Tallahassee to Miami to Managua with relative ease.
On the ground in Managua, we had one goal – to get all of our luggage through customs. If you followed our journey last year, the majority of our donations were held at the airport since we didn’t have official documentation (a new policy) or wouldn’t pay the taxes on them. So I went into this year with a plan and a backup plan and through a little broken Spanish and looks of confusion, I managed to walk out with our last two bags of donated flip flops. Praise God! We are already looking to see God in even the small areas.
We had hoped to go out to Ruby Ranch to prep for camp tomorrow, but a group was already out there today that we didn’t want to interrupt. So we spent the afternoon unpacking and preparing for our first day of camp tomorrow here at the Buzbees. But again, God knew what we needed and gave some a bit of rest and then relaxation before we hit the ground running tomorrow.
Our night finished with our team time – where we gather to do a debrief on our day and an in-depth Bible study and discussion. We then break up into small groups where we can talk through what we learned and get into each other’s lives.
We are excited to get a good night’s rest and to start camp tomorrow! Please be praying for us and our teams that the students lead. Pray also for the children that will be joining us at camp tomorrow. After camp, we’ll get a start on our construction project.
Our team was made complete when we were met at the airport by Callie. She’s been down her as a part of the Narrow Gate internship and will now join our team. We also got a visit from Katie who has started her vocational mission work earlier this summer. It’s always great to see familiar faces and do some mission work together.
Thanks for praying… keep following for updates!