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Mission Nicaragua: Day 10

Mission Nicaragua: Day 10

We all woke up with the reality that we were on our final full day in Nicaragua.  But we were able to  get off to a great start by heading over to Ruby’s house for our prayer time.  This is always such a special part of our mission and it always brings back great memories for me of a sweet and Godly lady whose legacy and passion lives on beyond her passing from this Earth.  Our prayer time is always…

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Mission Nicaragua: Day 9

Mission Nicaragua: Day 9

Today was one of those days you never can prepare for or really put into words, but are so grateful to God that you had it.  After the faithful hard labor this team has put in to each project and to the camp that we already finished, we took it a bit easier this morning.  We headed out to the Ranch to wrap up a few projects and play with the kids before our big community outreach.  We finished up…

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Mission Nicaragua: Day 8

Mission Nicaragua: Day 8

I’m sure when it comes to what we are doing each day, these posts are beginning to sound a bit familiar.  However, each new day brings new and unexpected ways where God is moving even in some of the routine “tasks.”   Our day started with some major praise to know that God brought one of our team members, Callie, safely and restfully through the night.  Compared to where we were when she stepped off the bus, it was almost…

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Mission Nicaragua: Day 7

Mission Nicaragua: Day 7

We have crossed our halfway point of our mission here in Nicaragua.  At times it feels like we just landed but after a long days work, it feels like we have been here for months!  But God is good in the highs and lows and we have had plenty of both!   On the lows, we’ve had to leave a few behind the last few days to deal with a little 24-hour bug.  But the good news is, it doesn’t…

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Mission Nicaragua: Day 6

Mission Nicaragua: Day 6

As a team we are learning to see God’s work all around us.  Learning to spot Him and hear His voice is easier, not simply because we are on mission here, but because our spiritual senses are more aware because of the minimal distractions.  I’ve been so encouraged to watch this team come together in unity, but even beyond the working, they are serving and ministering to one another.  It’s a great picture of the body of Christ.  As Ephesians…

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Mission Nicaragua: Day 5

Mission Nicaragua: Day 5

You wouldn’t think we were in the rainy season, as a good majority of Nicaragua has been experiencing a drought.  But God sent the rains today.  It was such a blessing for the people here who have desperately needed it, but we benefited from the coolness after the rain and knocking down the dust on the roads we travel on.  It also gave us a respite from some hard work today.   Our team started strong by moving nearly 150…

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Mission Nicaragua: Day 4

Mission Nicaragua: Day 4

Today was a very full day in so many ways.  We started by joining the nations in worship at Verbo Church.  It always gives us a glimpse of what heaven will be like when we experience worship in multiple languages.  We lifted our voices in Spanish and English and then were encouraged in God’s Word to fully rely on God as our Good Shepherd (Thanks Elizabeth for our translating to English for us).  The church experience really led to good…

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Mission Nicaragua: Day 3

Mission Nicaragua: Day 3

God’s faithfulness continues to guide our team and we are finding ourselves more attune to the Holy Spirit and following His leading.  We do our best to plan and prepare but what I hope to pass along to our team is the importance of walking by faith and not by sight.  And I believe we are all getting a bit better in this area.  We ask three questions in our team time each night, but the most important being, “Where…

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Mission Nicaragua: Day 2

Mission Nicaragua: Day 2

Today was our first full day here and it started early.  We were up and ready to go after our devotional time – headed out to Ruby Ranch for our first day of camp with the children of Las Parcelas.  We have been blessed to have been heavily invested in this community and worked with these children for a good few years.  So it was great to rekindle relationships and amok some new ones today.  We were able to craft…

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Mission Nicaragua: Day 1

Mission Nicaragua: Day 1

Well here we are again… back in Nicaragua.  We arrived a day late due to mechanical issues on the plane.  But we all made it safe and sound  and are trusting God’s timing and plan for our team.  We had hoped to hit the ground running but ended up using the day to prep for the start of our camp tomorrow and also getting a bit of rest and relaxation in (since we had two up by 5am mornings in…

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