This week I visited Nicaragua Christian Academy, the school that Lily and Chloe attend. The school was started by Christian missionaries who wanted to created a model elementary school for other public school around Nicaragua to learn from.
This is Miss. Shannon’s classroom. She teaches English as a Second Language. In the class pictured above, the second graders are practicing saying the parts of the body and reviewing other spelling words.
One of the neighbors had kittens and gave the Chapman’s one to help get rid of the mice in the house. They named the kitten Chocolate Snowflake. An hour after Snowflake arrives, she gets stuck in a mouse trap. Fortunately, it was a glue trap and Snowflake recovered after an olive oil bath.
A group of missionary came from New York for the week. On Wednesday night, they helped lead the worship service at our church.
The Tingle family helps leads a nutrition ministry. Three times a week they prepare fresh meals and serve about 80 children food.
This is the kitchen the Tingles help build so that they could prepare food.
The wood stove used to prepare meals.
While wondering around Matagalpa with Hemllely, we saw this guy walking his cow through the city. Hemllely thought it was funny that I wanted to take a picture of the cow, because she sees cows walking through the city all the time.
We did something super touristy again. Debby, Megan and I took a full moon volcano hike up the side of Mount Telica. About 10:30 at night we began journeying towards the top of this active volcano.
This photo was taken on our truck ride over to the start of our hike. We loaded up into the bed of a truck with a tarp covering. Nothing like the transportation I seen around the States.
After a long dark hike up Telica, we reached the top shortly before 4:00am. After resting awhile, we watch the sun rise before heading back.
Debby and I at the top of Telica.
A couple pictures of the gorgeous mountain top view God created.
Crossed paths with a group of cows coming down the Mountain.
This is Marden, our tour guide for moonlight volcano hike. He was gifted in spotting creatures all along the path and taught us a lot about the different snakes, spiders, birds, etc…. One fact Marden told us was that baby termites taste like carrots. This fact was not very accurate, I thought they tasted more like dish soap.
One of the best conversations I have had in Nicaragua was with Marden. When I told him I attend a Bible college, Marden told me he did not know much about the Bible. After talking with him for awhile, I learned that he left the church when he young because of anger towards the sinful actions of the church leaders. I know Marden has an interest in knowing Jesus, but his struggles with the church in the past have made him skeptical of any religion related to the church. Please keep Marden in your Prayers.