Hello to all our loved ones back in the States!
Today was a well needed, rejuvenating day. We were able to sleep in a little this morning until 7, before walking over to the school located in the neighborhood we are staying in (called Monseratt). We had the opportunity to play games with the children during their recess period. They were absolutely adorable. For lunch, we wandered around the downtown area of Chinandega and ate at a local nicaraguan restaurant. We looked around souvenior shops and stopped at an ice cream parlor before we headed back to the Amigos base. The rest of the afternoon was spent playing Bingo with the other schools and nap time. After dinner, we enjoyed a game of cards with our (competitive) Marian Party of 12 before gathering with the Amigos staff for Devo. Devo, or devotional, was a little different tonight. Rather than spending it as a reflection period, it was spent playing a series of games. A lot of our team members got involved and all had a lot of fun (Our very own Kelly and Emily won the lip-sync competition).
We just want to thank everyone for their love and prayers! We can't believe how fast the week is going by and can't wait to see you all soon! Also, thank you for everyone who responded to the emails with kind messages and updates. They were read to the group during Marian's reflection time. The team absolutely loved to hear from home.
We are all getting ready for bed, as tomorrow we have another early morning and long day in the community of Nance Dulce.
Love and God Bless,
Elizabeth, Emily, and the ASB Nicaragua Team