Walakitang: Visit with Pastor Victor

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Last year we changed some of the way we delivered resources to Walakitang to make life easier on Pastor Victor and his family with the idea of him having to make less frequent visits all the way to Managua (It is a rough three day trip in both directions).  It has worked well but on the down side I haven’t had the chance to meet personally with Victor for a while.  So when he called earlier this week I was excited to go spend some time with him.

Sadly his circumstances for being in Managua were because his younger brother had recently had an operation for a brain tumor in Managua and unexpectedly passed away in recovery in the ICU. Read More

The Pretense of Perfection…

As this school year started for our family, part of the curriculum that Krista is doing includes a daily one year bible reading schedule.  We chose the “highlights” version of the plan that would allow us to read one chapter a day.  So we have all been doing that together, but individually.

Have you ever read Genesis?  Not for kids.

Oh my goodness, as I am reading through the first twenty chapters there is all kinds of things I am sure our kids are reading wide eyed wondering what in the world is that!  Noah’s ark includes everyone dying, drunkenness and nudity.  Abram sleeps with his servant at his wife’s request to bear them a child.  Later Abraham sends servant and child away to wander in the desert where Ishmael is left to die alone in the sun.  Abram tells a foreign king his wife is his sister, so the King takes her as his wife…until he finds out that he has taken another man’s wife.  Angels visit Sodom and Gomorrah and the men there visit Lot’s house because they want to have sex with the visitors.  Lot offers his two virgin daughters instead.  Later as God is destroying that town, Lot’s wife looks back and is turned to a pillar of salt.  And a little later incest and the birth the Amorites and Moabites.  Abraham lays his son Isaac on the alter to sacrifice him…

This is God’s Story?  Yes this is God’s story…As I was reading those stories the other morning I realized something.

I came to Jesus with a pretense of a perfect life.  That pretense lasted as long Read More

Club Esperanza: First Day of School!!!

Here we are approaching the end of February and today I realized we never blogged about the first day of school!  There was so much anticipation and we had all of the rushing around getting things ready, purchasing desks, all the “little projects“, etc etc…  Today I was looking back at my phone and found this fun picture from the first day of school!  We did do a Facebook Live video the first day which you can view by clicking here on The Facebook…

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What better way to share about the first day of school than to do it in pictures!  We were down at the club with our families on the first day to celebrate all of the fun.  Thank you to Kristen Ohran for capturing so many awesome moments with all of the cute kiddos!  It was a day of excitement and of course a few crying preschoolers being dropped off for the first time… Read More

Casa Robles: New faces at the rescue home…

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We want to introduce you to Samael and Elery.  As this year started we had a visitor come to the gate asking to speak with Don Michael (Krista’s dad).  It was a mother asking for help.  She was desperate and was not able to care for her two sons anymore.  The situation in Nicaragua has made life impossible for her.  She could not even feed her boys and she asked if there was any way that we could take them.  It is incredibly sad that this type of situation even exists, but we know the Lord has Casa Robles in existence for these types of moments.  So, Mr. B met with her down by the gate, prayed with her and told her about Casa Robles.  The next week they met with Mama Angelica and Papa Yuri and we felt the Lord giving the green light.  These boys needed a refuge, right now.

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Angelica and Yuri made the trip two hours North to a very rural town called Chongo and came back with Samael and Elery.  Their living condition was very Read More

Desks Delivered!

Thank you to everyone who helped us buy the desks for this year…it was awesome to have all your help!  School starts next Monday…we do still have other needs at the school, if you are interested in helping click here to see the list.

We were able to buy all the desks needed for the Third grade classroom plus some extra smaller desks for our First and Second grade classes that have had such a high demand that we made room for more students (our teachers don’t like to say no!).

We appreciate your prayers for Club Esperanza Read More

Club Esperanza: Can you help us buy a school desk?

 

This year we are opening another level of Elementary school!  Last year, many people helped us buy 2nd Grade desks, this year would you help us buy desks for the new 3rd Grade classroom?  We need 35 desks in total.  We are excited for the school year and to be able to offer another classroom for the families in our neighborhood.  The classroom is almost fully remodeled, and now it is time to buy desks.  As you can see in the video I took the kiddos to find out if they had enough desks at the metal shop…they did!

Each desk is $31 (I was wrong when I said $33 in the video)… Maybe you can buy one this year…or maybe buy two….or buy ten 🙂  We love your all’s support!  

School starts in two week…Praise Jesus!

 

A School Desk

For our new 3rd Grade classroom.

$31.00

 

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Ruby Ranch: Pennsylvania Mountain Bikin’!

 

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We had a group of guys down from Pennsylvania last week and they spent the weekend out at Ruby Ranch.  Our really good friend Scott brought down his friends from a Mountain biking club and he teamed with Brinson to put together an awesome race for kids at Ruby Ranch.  It was an awesome couple of days!

The kids had a great time, as you can imagine.  The trail was really really tough.  A three mile loop Read More

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