Every country where we work has its own special beauty, but I find myself gasping at the Lord's amazing handiwork in Nicaragua. The island of Ometepe was formed by volcanoes which are still active. Volcanic ash still forms a cloud at the top of the volcano and falls all over the island. It takes more than an hour to reach the island by motorized boat. How did the original people come and WHY did they make the crossing? But they did and today a thriving community populates the little island. We spent a few days teaching the pastors and a separate class just for the wives. Our team visited homes during the day and preaching in a different village church every evening. We distributed Bibles. We hope that we left some bit of c blessing and knowledge for these beautiful people who serve the Lord on the island.
In the capital city of Managua, our Belen Home grows and thrives. The children have mved to anew home since our last visit. It has more space and more yard. These young ones are growing up well grounded in the faith that we hope they will carry back to their families as they move into adulthood.