Friday, November 4, 2011

Back in Nicaragua (Ian's First International Trip)

Our time back in Nicaragua has been a total blessing.  Our only regret is that we can't stay longer!

We went back to Rio Blanco to visit our literacy students, accompanied by LEI's media director Kenyon Gerbrandt, to film their testimonies of what it was like to be non-readers and now what it's like to be literate.  It was exciting to see that several are still reading, and well enough to be reading their Bibles and participate in church.

We were received so warmly; we were touched immensely by our friends' love for us, despite our one-year absence.

It took me about 3 hours before we were on the bus, looking out at the gorgeous Nicaraguan landscape, when it hit me like a ton of bricks that I really truly love this country.  I've missed it.

And, all thanks to our wonderful God, Ian has been healthy and very happy here.  It's been a challenge wrestling with an active little baby in this heat and with limited places to put him down to let him move around, and culturally speaking, it's taking some getting-used-to when it comes to strangers grabbing Ian without permission and taking pictures of him on their phones....BUT, he's been a total trooper and we've been so blessed to be here as a family of three!

Now for a few pics...
Ian taking a bath out in Likia
Kenyon filming a literacy student

1 comment:

  1. He is such a sweet looking child. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. Blessings...Mary



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