Hello all. As many of you know, I am currently in Nicaragua, just outside the capitol city of Managua. I arrived here today and will be working until the 21st.
This is my fourth trip to Nicaragua to do service/mission work, but it seems that each time God seems to do the most work on me.
Before this trip I was very anxious. Many of the mainstays of my Nicaragua trips are not on this one and the group is about a third of the normal size. I was nervous that things wouldn’t be the same. After a few conversations and prayer with Nick, I realized that fact might just be the best thing about this trip. After just one day I already love the team and the new folks and the way we are all jelling together. However, I don’t want this to be a fun vacation with friends. I want God to rip into me. I want to feel that God is using me for a specific purpose. I was just struck that this is my fourth trip and even being here in this poor country there can be a sort of comfort (you know the type that I’m talking about…that eerie place where everything is ok but there is no growth at all).
Please pray that God will isolate me and use me hard this week to do His will, to show Christ’s love to a poverty-stricken people and to find joy in my savior all the while.
On this trip we will be building two houses for the neediest of families in one of the tiny presbyterian churches in a location that we have not had a presence in before. We will also be making a few stops by the boys’ orphanage at Remar to play and continue to build our relationships with our friends there. Today we scoped out the work sites, and the work appears to be monumental. Praise be to God that He doesn’t know the word impossible.
I will be doing updates each night before bed of the day’s goings on, so if you’d like to keep up with me to know how to pray specifically for me/my team then follow along, if not, I’d really appreciate a couple prayers.
Thanks for being my family,
also, I can’t get texts or calls but I can get email, facebook messages and tweets, so feel free to contact me asking questions or telling me that you’re thinking about me.