So here we are with some photos from the every day lives in Nicaragua, even some in missions adventures there. Including vans that barely make it out of Managua, let alone all the way up over the mountains!

Finally saw “Tent City” in the center of Managua

Another portion of “Tent City”

It’s a good thing Pastor Glenn’s has an auto mechanic’s background. Even better that we brought another former ‘McGuyver’ type mechanic along too. NO Worries, rescue came and we chugged up the over the mountain at about 10 m /hr. Lots of time to pray, joke and be thankful for the goodness of God and take in the crazy vistas!

 

 

Paving the road in one of the barrios

Can you imagine? These concrete blocks are the same they uses for buildings and weigh like a ton.. around 100lbs? I forget.

Babies, Babies Everywhere

one of the ‘passed around babies’

Many of us could not help but note how these babies kept having a new one holding them, (including a couple of us) and the fact that it seemed it was ‘babies’ having babies.

 I love photos that are taken with most totally unaware. You catch them in their unguarded state. Candid shots often seem to really be the best. I think my son got this on the way back from their very rainy shopping trip, while I went on a trip into Managua to the airport and for supplies with Pastor Lynne – an adventure in it’s own right!

This is one sent to me recently, of a young man starting to make a bracelet. These are very common to find for sale in the local markets etc. Usually made out of sturdy and colorful ‘string’. 

I want to learn how to do this!

Lastly, this is an open air  church service in one of the barrios. The young adults in the picture took turns leading with the youngsters. While the pastor was there, services were run mostly by the young people of Quinta Esperanza & Iglesia Nuevo Amanacer (church on the grounds of La Quinta). One of these young ladies has been in ministry training both in El Salvador and for the past year Managua. Another is the new director at Esperanza, and hear doing a great job while finishing up her college studies! While the ministries at this barrio are now currently under another ministry, I just wanted you to see some of these beautiful ‘youth’ in action. 

Church at ‘Delores’

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