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Sunday, December 09, 2012

posted Dec 10, 2012, 8:37 AM by Gamer 3332
Friends and family

Greetings from very sunny and warm Managua. As our trip winds down we can only reflect back on what  an awesome experience we have had.

Friday we went to Oscar’s school for the special needs students.  We had a great time and the ceremony was very nice and they had a nice lunch afterward.  We were able to go to Brittney and Adrian’s homes for visits.  Two very special children and are very cute and very smart and do well in school.

In the afternoon we went out to Nueva Vida.  On the way we stopped at Pali and purchased rice to take to our friends.  We spent time meeting with Alfredo and get some groundwork things done so we could spend time on Saturday doing home visits.
Yesterday we spent the whole day in Nueva Vida.  It was fun, emotional, tiring and a truly fantastic experience.    Meeting with people in their homes though is truly what it is all.  We had a great time and the people enjoyed having us there.  It is always nice to renew old friendships and to meet new people.

After taking the food out we had pizza (Pizza Hut but we picked it up and didn’t have it delivered) with the young people that went with us during the day.  Jose Luis, one of the young men of the congregation was the translator for us and this was a real blessing.  He did an outstanding job and enjoyed practicing his English skills.
We finished the day with youth church.  Xochi did a great job singing and leading the service, Reyna did an outstanding job singing and preaching and Pedro R-O-C-K-E-D singing and on the keyboard.

This morning we went back to Nueva Vida for church and had communion.  What a great service.  Reyna sang again and Alfredo brought a great message.  It was a great service and then with very heavy hearts we said adios to our friends there for the last time this trip.

This afternoon we are taking some time to relax and reflect and enjoy being in Nicaragua.
As we travel home tomorrow we ask that you please continue to pray for us and our brothers and sisters here.  We will have many stories to share and many prayer requests with needs here.

Of course we will need to make one last trip to the internet place (OK it is really Pops ice cream store) to send this and post more pictures to the Nicaragua Resource Network page on facebook and look for LaGrange, December 2012.

Dios te bendiga
Jane,  Deb, Dixie, and Ray
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