Thursday, August 14, 2008

More from Nicaragua

The next million posts could be about Nicaragua......but we will try to cut that down a bit. Our trip was amazing (even though that word doens't describe it). It was so nice to leave all of the distractions of home....well home. Being totally wrapped up in serving others was a very freeing place to be. Nothing to do but serve and help as best you could. It was just amazing how God brought our group closer together through the week and even though it was only a week, we feel like family now!


This is our group with the group from the church....

It was great getting to know the people of this church and seeing their faith....which is stronger and more of a true faith than ours.....even though they have way less.....which this world would say doesnt make sense.....
It actually showed me what true FAITH was and convicted me to let go more and trust God.

Although Bailey and I were ready for whatever the week threw at us, the only real question was the sleeping arrangments (see previous post and pictures) but they turned out to be amazing. The family that put us up were from the states and just an amazing group. They were Michael, Lisa, Kya, Ellis and Samuel Perkins.



Here is Michael and Lisas' oldest daughter Kaia, who was a huge help as she went with us a couple days (instead of going to school) to the church and translated for the childrens team. Yeah she is 9 and fluent in spanish....(as you may tell by this post...Im 30 and not fluent in english!!!!)

I think Bailey and her really hit it off......



The kids didnt want to see Bailey or Kaia go ->
This is Ellis (the middle son) and Samuel (6 months)

Ellis was a little shy but just loved Mr John (John Crawford) and Samuel was just loved by every female there....especially Shelly and Kelly S


















The sleeping arrangments were great.....and the hammock was very comfortable. Ill post some pics of where Bailey and I slept and then give you some pics of the compound we stayed at.....I dont know if you will be able to take in the beauty of it all......but you can try!














My hammock...................................................................Baileys is the middle tent

I would wash my pants in the shower and hang them up to dry.....only used two pants all week....

As this post is really long....I will wrap up with just some pictures of the rest of the compound.......the next post will have details and pics of other portions of the trip.....hope this gives you a feel of how things were.......and just remember to always think of the most beautiful amazing site that you have ever seen and realize that God created it and everything around it.....and he can handle us if we just let go and have faith.....












Perkins House...................................................................Mens Hut and tents

This is a veiw of the womens hut where we ate and also where the bathrooms were ------>









<----Front gate into the compound

and now some views around the compound.............















2 comments:

Brooke Becker said...

I'm glad that you guys had such a wonderful time...must have been an awesome experience!!!
Love you both

dixie said...

just caught up on all your posts and photos..looks like you had an awesome time and many blessings. I cannot tell you how it blesses me to read your posts...what a faith builder for me to see what God has done in your lives in such a short time. He truly makes us a new creation when we open our hearts to him. I know He will continue to bless you both as you serve Him. I think of your beautiful wedding often and pray for you to always be as happy as that day. Much love, Mrs. R.(MJ)