For New Years, a tradition here is to make a doll full of fireworks and set them on fire, burning the last year and celebrating the new! The Vega family, Lisa, and I went out to the fields, got some hay, and spent New Years Eve morning stuffing our doll.
It was a crazy amount of fun. As you can see.
New Year’s Eve was also spent at the Park with some of the youth, riding ridiculous rides. That would me at the top, upside down.
Loved celebrating with these beautiful ladies!
Later that night, getting ready to bring in the new year with sparklers and fireworks
An enormous service we had to welcome in the new families from the new houses. All of our outreach churches came as well!Speaking of the new families, this one is very near and dear to my heart! (L-R) Jennifer, Marvin, and Marianna are 3 siblings who live with their parents in one of the beautiful, bright new houses (their’s is yellow and green!). They were the first kids that I met from there and have quickly stolen my heart. Except for the one day that they banged on my door the entire time I was taking a shower… 🙂
2 incredible teams we had help us with prep work before Finish the Wall came. Big thank you to Concordia University and FBC!
The thing that goes along with being friends with Rosita Vega…you inevitably will end up doing a ridiculous food dare that involves Licuados. Mine was to eat 3 Papusas and drink 2 Giant Licuados. I didn’t finish. I threw up. I’m a baby.
Still going strong with English classes with Jovanny. This is our class in Nuevo Amanecer, that I share with Lisa. I love working with talented and bright youth. They make all my jobs so easy and joyful!
A beautiful Quinceañera that I got to attend. Tania didn’t think she would be able to have this special ceremony of the transition from a girl to a woman because of her family’s financial situation. Thankfully, some very special people took notice and put it on themselves to make it happen for her! She looked gorgeous and was so thankful to have this special day.
Had a girl’s night at the park with Rosita, Lisa, and Gema. We spent the night playing on the childrens’ playground equipment, even when the electricity went out in Chichigalpa. Then we got some delicious papusas! And yes, I am the only one missed the Jeans memo.
And finally, one of the biggest reasons why I love my life here in Candelaria, Nicaragua. I spend my days getting loved on by sweet children who have smiles and hearts bigger than the poverty they live in. Here I am getting bathed with my water bottle. This went on for a good 20 mins…until I realized my cell phone was in my pocket.
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