In this time of transition we have been blessed by the relationships with our fellow MCCers here in Nicaragua. Their welcoming and hospitable spirits have been such a blessing to us. We have also appreciated their wisdom and advice for living in Nicaragua.
Back in December we headed to Granada (which by the way, in 1,001 Places to Visit Before you Die is listed as #1) with our friends Adam and Marissa. Adam works for the Peace and Justice Commission and Marissa promotes literacy through the development of libraries. We are grateful for their friendship, their amazing Spanish skills and are already encouraging them to extend their time here!
For New Years, we headed to Teustepe where our friends Liz and Nate work in community agricultural development. It was great to see their home, some of the work that they do and bring in the New Year with a really great couple. They enjoy good coffee and quality cooking, so we always have a great time together in the kitchen! (Pictured below is Liz buying groceries from the local comedor)
Also pictured above is David. He is also a member of our team, a native Nicaraguan and has been a wonderful friend to us in our transition here. He has provided us with a lot of insights about living here and has readily welcomed us into his home on several occasions.
Lastly, this is Goldie. She is a fellow MCCer and has much wisdom and insight into serving abroad as she has done this a few times before. She and I are prayer partners and I am looking forward to meeting with her on a regular basis and hopefully gleaning some of this wisdom from her! Also pictured with Goldie are a few other gals that we have the opportunity to work with here in Nicaragua. Finally is a picture of the majority of our team at a farewell party for one of our workers. We are very grateful for our MCC family!