Family traveling to Nicarargua

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    Family traveling to Nicarargua

    Please keep us in your prayers. My wife, my two daughters (10 and 12) and myself are leaving tomorrow for a week long trip to Nicarragua. This is a mission trip with my church and a local missions group. We will be digging a well (there is only one in the village now), building houses, and distributing food and clothing. I am really excited about the well. The current well in the village is only open from 6am to 10am. The villagers must be in line by 4am to get water each day or do without. The well we are digging will be open all day. Even though I am excited, I am a little nervous. Please pray that God will protect us and use us to further His Kingdom by meeting their needs.

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    My old church used to do that. In the village that we helped in Africa, some of the women used to literally walk for hours to get to a mud pit, where they would strain water into jars from mud pies, and then lug the jars for hours back to their camp. One trip a day, taking all day. Those wells are the best bang for the buck that we can offer.

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    I traveled to Esteli Nicaragua 2 years ago. I would be very careful. We had armed guards at our hotel. Esteli is famous for cigars. Do not and I mean do not let your family out of your sight. What village? I would be lying to you if I said its a good Idea to bring the whole family.
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    Is this through BMDMI? My church does the same trip, though unfortunately I am not able to go.
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    This is through Chosen Children Ministries. We will not be near Esteli. We will be near Managua and travel to Juigalpa one day. Our compound does have armed guards, but we will only be there at night.
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    We had an amazing trip! The nearest well was 10 km away. They now have a well in the center of their barrio (Emanual) open all day.. Built a concrete block building for the church. Repaired a house that was falling in. Poured concrete for the floor of the pastors' house and some sidewalks around the church. Provided shoes for all of the children at the dump near barrio Cristo Rey and fed everyone. We also collected enough money so that one more well could be dug by another team and enough to build a house. I ate so many rice and beans that I gained 3 pounds. There was a team from BMDMI on our flight from Houston and spoke with a fellow on their team for a while near Laguna de Apoyo. I would encourage everyone to take a similar trip.
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    Good job! 'Glad ya'll are home safe.
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    I also learned how to cut concrete blocks the Nicaraguan way, with a trowel. I was never so happy than when they brought out the circular saw and generator.

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    Have a safe trip. Best of luck while you are down there.

    My sister is doing the same in El Salvador come August. Providing healthcare to a village.

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