Helloooo, dear readers!! I’m a little short on time, but I must tell you about this amazing time with our brothers and sisters in Nicaragua! Words cannot even begin to express this mission trip experience, so I’m hoping the pictures will help me out in this quick post…
The picture above is of Matagalpa- a city about 20 mins from where we are staying (Sébaco, Nicaragua). You would not believe the hill/mountain that we had to drive up in order to get this view! It was breath-taking…
This is a picture of a street in Sébaco. All of the houses are so beautifully painted with bright colors! Below is a picture of my new cat-friend named “Iman” (ee-mahn). For the first view nights, I’ve been staying at this lovely home with some of the most-kind hearted and god-fearing people–Roger and Ana María. They have been just like another family to Nick, and they have been so gracious in welcoming me into the family, as well. Praise God for their hospitality and love. I’ll write more about them later… 🙂
In the picture below is our friend, Josue… He is precious!!! Nick and I have had so much fun playing with him and his brother, Rámer.
While I wish I could write more, tomorrow is the big day! Over one thousand people will be coming here tomorrow in order to celebrate the 20th anniversary of ACIBEN (Christian Association of Baptist Churches in Nicaragua). It’s hard to imagine, but I cannot wait to see everyone coming to celebrate and give praises to the Lord our God for His provision and guidance of ACIBEN, the pastors, and even the church members. Through baptisms, baby dedications, marriages, sermons, worship sessions, and a big lunch of rice, beans, and chicken, to God be the glory tomorrow and forever more! Please be praying for Him to reveal even more truth about Himself through the words that the pastors have prepared, even for Nick as he translates tomorrow for our dear friend Kevin–the pastor at Crossbridge Christian Church in Senatobia, MS–who will be speaking tomorrow, also.
Even now, I write on behalf of both Nick and myself to say thank you for your thoughts and prayers for this trip to Nicaragua. I’ll try to write again soon with more info about the trip and all that we’ve been doing, especially to give updates about how tomorrow goes! Then after that, all of the training sessions for the pastors and the pastors’ wives will begin! What a wonderful time that will be to study and drink deeply of the Scriptures with these fellow brothers and sisters of Christ’s body that stretches across all of the nations. Until the next time I can write to you, please continue to pray for our hearts to continue growing with the desire to seek God and His kingdom first, and for His work to be done here on earth as it is in heaven…
“Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known to his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice! Seek the Lord and his strength continually! Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered, O offspring of Abraham, his servant, children of Jacob, his chosen ones!
— Psalm 105: 1-6 —
Praying your day is filled with SONshine,