Many of you who read our blog or who have visited us here in Nicaragua would know Landon and Jamie Baron. They left their life in Oregon almost two years ago to come to Nicaragua and serve as missionaries, with an emphasis on Ruby Ranch. They are an awesome couple, great friends, Jesus lovers and expecting their first baby! Wooooohoooo! Ok that was a side note, on to the blog post…their church Westside came down last week with a missions team! The group felt a really special calling for this trip to bless the rescue homes and all the kiddos that live there, so they spent the week renovating and doing home improvement projects at each of the houses…
At Casa Robles the majority of the work was done on the front porch area. The sun has beaten the paint of that area into a faded mess of ugly over the past few years, so the folks from Westside made it pretty again! Amen. Not limited to painting, the team also got power tools out and built custom shelving to organize the storage area of the house. As we all know storage areas are universally just one big mess LOL…Not anymore!
Casa Havilah became a complete overhaul of painting inside and out. There is some serious bonding that goes on when the team and the girls are painting together in sweltering heat and trying to laugh their way through it! We really really are blessed to have friends and churches so willing to come down to sweat and work to keep these homes running and beautiful. That picture at the top is after a day out at Ruby Ranch with both of the homes. I think I had so much fun playing soccer, volleyball, and water sliding that I never took any pictures while were were there. What I know is, that all of these kids that we love so very much had a great time, and that is awesome!
We always appreciate your prayers for Casa Robles and Casa Havilah. Will you please pray for everyone by name…MariaElena, Pamela, Naydelin, Nateli, Alyson, Saxskia, Sarai, Denis, Heyler & Freder….thank you!
Because Westside is an awesome church filled with awesome people, they went even beyond their work at Robles and Havilah. On one special day they delivered personalized Bibles to every child at school in Club Cristiana La Esperanza! When it comes to missions trips, this was certainly the “mic drop” moment! 🙂 I will end this blog now, mostly to spare the world any more of my trying to be cool in my posting!
We do love the Word of God. We love that it penetrates individual hearts and nourishes a deeper understanding of God. We love that salvation comes through the Word. That is our prayer for each of those Bibles! Amen.