Today was a beautiful day. Some of our team started the day off by watching the sunset from an upper area of the property.
Then we had breakfast and Mass here on the property at 7:30. After Mass we enjoyed our morning devo (devotional) time. Our word for today was "rest." We are all definitely grateful for a day of rest!
After devo time our group went with the Missouri State group to a Franciscan Elderly Home while the high school group went to another elderly home. While with the residents, we learned to love and serve in a new way. The elderly home is free for the residents because the residents don't have any family that visits. They were either homeless or mistreated in a different home before arriving at the elderly home. We were able to laugh, talk, and dance with the residents. We shared a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with each resident. At this point in the week, we have all had our fair share of PB&J sandwiches (2/day for lunch) but each resident enjoyed their sandwich and scarfed them up! We were once again reminded to be grateful for what we have.
Each of the residents showed us the face of Christ in a new and beautiful way! We are immensely grateful for our time with them.
Next we were off to the city of Chinandega to shop a little and find lunch. Some people enjoyed street vendor food while others of us enjoyed air conditioning in Tip Top - a fast-food-like chicken restaurant. Some people did some shopping and we ended our time in the city with delicious $1 ice cream cones.
The afternoon was definitely a time of rest. We came back to the Amigos property. Some people enjoyed long naps while others played ping ping or intense games of soccer or Spot It! We also just enjoyed one another's company.
We had dinner around 5 and then just ended our day with an intense game of Hunger Games (or the 1st ever Hambre Games!) All of the people were split into six districts (teams) and we had different challenges or tasks like hilarious skits or dressing as the best Hunger Games character. Everyone had a blast and enjoyed some fantastic laughs.
I now hear music blaring to a dance party in the Rancho so I'll leave y'all here. Tomorrow is another long day of work in San Marcos. Please, please keep praying for us! And be assured of our prayers for you.
Each of you is dearly loved. Sending all of our team's love to y'all in the States! Enjoy your AC a bit more tomorrow for us! :)
May God bless you!
Rachel and the rest of the ASB Nicaragua Team