Hello Family, Friends, and Loved Ones!
We have all arrived safely at the Amigos home site. Yesterday we had the opportunity to go to a town called Granada about an hour away from the airport. We enjoyed the markets and authentic Nicaraguan food! It was a long day of traveling, but the Amigos staff has been so welcoming and friendly.
Today we started with mass at the local church. It was a Spanish mass and we celebrated with many people from the community. We met as a large group, including our group, one group from Missouri, and one group from Atlanta, for a rundown and brief reflection. Then, we journeyed to Cerro Negro, a dune-like volcano in one of Nicaragua's national parks. We had some interesting experiences with one of our buses getting stuck in the sand, but we all made it eventually to the bottom of the volcano! One group went up the front, considered more difficult, and another group went up the back side. It was really hard work because we were climbing up sand for about 1-2 hours. However, when we all made it to the top it was a breathtaking sight and we all felt so accomplished. We all can't wait to share our beautiful pictures with you from this experience.
After the volcano the group had a much needed break back at the Amigos site. We reflected about our experiences so far and we are all so excited to start our work tomorrow.
Thank you so much for all your love, support, and prayers. Please continue to pray for our group as we progress throughout the week, so that we can continue to be missionaries here and when we return.
Elizabeth, Rachel, Kelsea, and the whole Alternative Break Nicaragua Family