Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day from Nicaragua

It is strange that Mother's Day in the US is today and Mother's Day in Nicaragua is on May 30th!  A big day is being planned for that day!  At noon, we will be serving lunch to the women at the women's cancer shelter (Marta's) and then in the evening, we will be having a Mother's Day celebration at our women's  Bible study in the dump...complete with music and cake!  Mother's Day is a very special and exciting cause for celebration here.  We've been talking about the one in the dump for a couple of months! 

We are settling in to our new home.  Blessings upon blessings. Slaton has enjoyed his friends and the ability to run and play.  We have been blessed with neighbors that have walked this path long before us and are sharing so much of their experiences with us along with introducing us to their church in Managua.  We plan to alternate churches between ICF and the Nicaraguan church....One is good in English and the other allows us to practice our Spanish!  We begin Nicaraguan Sign Language Classes tomorrow!!!  Very excited about that.  There is such an unreached people group here in the deaf community and God seems to be placing us in the path of some of them.

I've been doing several ultrasounds per week.  I am so excited to be able to continue with my profession here.  I love being able to "see" with the use of technology and being able to assist Dr. Melba in order for her to decide treatment.

We are gearing up for team season to begin at H.O.P.E. Central.  I am so excited about the many friends and groups that will come down to serve.  Mainly, I will be focusing with the groups during the time with the women's ministry while Trav will be more hand's-on in the field with the teams in the community. 

Daily, I am amazed at God and His His His sovereignty...  Whether it be during Pan de la Vida visits, the men of Furia Santa or the ladies at House of Hope, He continues to reveal Himself. 

Thank you for your continued prayers and encouragement as we walk this journey together!

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