Butler University & Young Life Team HAVE ARRIVED!!!

Hola from our team in Nicaragua! We hail from Indianapolis and are the perfect combination of college students, high school students, and wise adults. Most of us have never been to this country before, but all are having a wonderful first few days! We flew into Managua late Saturday night. After our first experience traveling in our “camion,” The Mario Kart, we arrived at our home ready for a week full of adventure. Over the last few days, we’ve partnered closely with Pastor Antonio’s Nicaraguan team, serving the local villages in whatever way they need. God has been working in big ways down here. We are learning to listen to what God is telling us about ourselves and Him. We couldn’t pick one adventure to write about, so here’s a Top 10 (or 11, one for each team member!) of our first few days in Nicaragua!
  1. Church at New Song with our impromptu choir performance & getting to pray for some of the men sick with kidney disease
  2. Building relationships with the Nicaraguan team & staff while at the Project: playing soccer, learning Spanish, making friendship bracelets, & cracking jokes
  3. Passing out rice & oil to two villages who were in need where we saw God’s creativeness in spreading His love to the people of Nicaragua
  4. Eating delicious & new food prepared by Antonia & Estella, the wonderful cooks on staff (guava jelly! Our favorite!)
  5. A medical mishap with barbed wire & a cut ear that landed us at Dr. Michael’s house for his faithful & sufficient care
  6. Welcoming a community of homeless men to the Project & seeing each of them being taken care of: showers, soup, and haircuts
  7. Experiencing the market in Chinandega full of fruits, meats, people, and iguanas
  8. Aiding Dr. Michael & Connie in bringing medical care to a local village for 45 families
  9. Experiencing the pure joy of children while playing soccer, making crafts, & singing songs

10.  Visiting the special needs school & seeing the hope that the students and teachers hold

11.  Unexpected guests & a late night of games & laughter

We would love for you to pray for the trip as we continue through the rest of the week; for our faithfulness & to keep experiencing God’s will for us. Gracias a Dios!

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