Friday, February 24, 2017

Photos from our first Nicaragua trip

These Photos are backwards in the timeline starting with the celebrations 
of Our Lady of Guadelupe more or less working backwards

The community came over for prayers and a modest meal to celebrate the day

Cooking the rice dish

Dishing out the 150 servings for the celebration

A manger scene the kids made with Bing

The kids love this tree, they call it the "family tree"

Visiting an orphanage with Kendal

what some of the roads look like, they are made of stone cut from compacted volcano ash

Very typical wall

so much green beauty

Looking down at the mission house from the the "Family tree"

more looking to the right

Douglas working on a cell phone booster because communication with the world can be difficult here

all the kids were blessed by the "babies" that arrived not long after we did

St. Nicolas day and Advent prep

this is where chocolate comes from 

these are some more "babies" that arrived after we did, Dogs are very sickly as most people can afford meds for animals.
The kids put their money together to buy worm medicine for after the baths

more beauty

Novena for the Purisima

small meal for the Novena

Ninoska cooking the rice dish over fire

the kids love working in their "Castle"
6 found so far

first week of Advent

even in Nicaragua, possums. This one was living in a banana clump

back view of the mission house

some of the old buildings that make up the "Castle area" Paul hopes this will become a chapel

transportation, we hope to buy our own vehicle that is large enough for us all inside

local transportation is cheap but not roomy, including us I think there were 18 people in this Microbus

Laundry is done by hand here

the neighbor's parrot got loose

Sometimes we eat in the park after mass on Sunday

Church at KU "Kieser University"
The church in San Marcos