June 30, 2014

Visiting the U.S.

I (Cassie) have spent this past week in the U.S. accompanying Yeni, the Dean and our boss at the Baptist Theological Seminary of Nicaragua.  We have traveled from Nicaragua to Washington D.C. to Virginia to Georgia to California.  I am assisting Yeni in sharing about the work of the seminary at various meetings and conferences.  This involves me sharing about my experience as a professor and also translating for Yeni as she shares about the work of the seminary.  It has been busy and tiring, but also very rewarding.  I am glad to be by her side as she shares about this wonderful education that is available to students in Nicaragua and of which we are so proud to be a part of.

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We attended and spoke at a conference of a Korean Baptist denomination who have been a long time supporter and partner of the Seminary.  This meant that we ate Korean food at each meal, which I loved and really miss in Nicaragua.  

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Previous Nicaragua MCC co-workers, Adam and Marisa generously drove to meet us for a coffee date while we were in Virginia.  It was great to see them again.


Beyond our meetings and presentations, we have been able to take a few hours here and there to enjoy ourselves and see the United States.  This is Yeni’s second time in the U.S., but before she had only been able to visited Miami.  As we have visited historical places, Yeni, who is from Cuba, has proven to know more about U.S. history than I.  It has been interesting to visit some of these tourist sites with her and hear her perspective.

Here we are in front of the U.S. Capital and Library of Congress building.

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The following pictures were taken at the FDR monument and at the President’s desk :)

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We were also thrilled to pass by the Nicaraguan consulate. 


We are currently in Los Angeles, which is a mix of work and play.  Two of my favorite people live here, a blog to come soon on this!

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