Our trip to Nicaragua was one of the most exhausting weeks of my life, but I’m really glad I went. Seeing Brittany again was the best! I spent every possible minute with her.
We got to share a dorm room and work together each day. I enjoyed meeting the children she has fallen in love with. Watching her work and teach and love on the little kids at Taellor's House was priceless.
One of Brittany’s favorite places to do volunteer work is the Nicaragua dump. She has made friends with a lot of the children that live there and enjoys showing Jesus’ love to them.
I felt completely overwhelmed when I got there and saw all the little children coming to greet us. The living conditions are unbelievable. Trash is literally everywhere!
I looked around and thought, “where is God in this?” Immediately I knew the answer. He is in Brittany and all the other missionaries that are bringing them HOPE. Serving them food and teaching them about Jesus. The HOPE of the world.
Getting to be with Brittany on her 19th birthday was such a gift. The director at Taellor's House surprised Brittany and I by dropping us off at a cute lunch place so we could have a little date! We had yummy crepes and went next door for ice cream. It was the loveliest surprise!
The group we went to Nicaragua with spent the week building tiny homes for very poor families. Everyone in our group was assigned a family to care for and bring gifts to. My family had a six year old girl and one of my favorite memories is of her running to hug me with the biggest smile on her face.
We spent our last day at a Nicaraguan market shopping for gifts to bring home to our kids and visiting the Laguna - a beautiful lake and resort.
Brittany has already been serving in Nicaragua for 176 days. She is loving it! I know she is being a blessing and changing lives and that fills me with peace and joy. I am so grateful for her beautiful heart and her desire to follow wherever God leads.
“How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.” Romans 10:15