Category Nicaragua 2010

I can’t really come up with a title for this post

I’ve had a lack of posts since getting back from Nicaragua.  It was a combination of trying to process all the stuff I saw and experienced there along with processing the bug I brought back with me.  I was a bit under the weather for last weekend and much of this week.  So now I’m […]

Day 6 and 7ish

This will probably be my last post from Nicaragua.  I’ve been using one of the many laptops our church purchased to donate to the school, and we’ll be handing them over to Wayne and Elaine today.  Yesterday (day 6) was an awesome day of relaxing and recuperating from a draining week.  Several of us went […]

Nicaragua Day 5 – Despair and Hope.

I saw a lot of pain and despair today.  I also saw a lot of hope.  And I don’t know how to put it into words.  But it was one of the most amazing days I’ve ever experienced.  Ever.  I think everyone else on the team would say the same thing.  We started the day […]

The 4th Day

Today was another great day.  It was a little bit slower and relaxing – we needed it after the crazy last two days.  Today we went to the school Wayne and Elaine run in Salinas.  It’s a rural school located about an hour and a half northwest of Managua.  The 60+ kids who go there […]

Nicaragua Day 3

A little 4 year old girl named Mary messed me up today. I just can’t get her out of my head. I was in the middle of magic show number 5 today. I was doing tricks for the pre-K kids, which was pretty much making a pellota verde disappear (that’s green ball for those of […]

Day 2

Wow.  What a day.  It was a hot, dirty, wild, crazy, heartbreaking, heartwarming, incredible day.  We spent they day working with the Oasis school, which is located just a few blocks from the dumpground.  We started the morning working with the pre-K through 3rd graders.  It was, how shall we say it – chaotic.  The […]

First Day in Nicaragua and what’s on the agenda

Well, we’re here and settled in.  Hopefully I’ll be able to get some pictures posted of the sights and sounds tomorrow.  Managua is an amazing place.  It’s hard to even describe – crazy traffic, people everywhere, poverty and affluence all visible within minutes of each other.  Really, it’s rather overwhelming.  We spent the afternoon getting […]