“The last year in Nicaragua has been difficult.” Those are the words that we have heard many times on this trip, From an outside observer, you wouldn’t be able to tell it as our Nicaraguan friends have trusted God throughout the hardships and have seen Him grow their faith in the midst of it. We were able to see firsthand, the great partnership that the clinic staff have with the nearby health department. We also had the privilege of meeting a mother and daughter who both recently received Christ while visiting the clinic. It is awesome to see God meet both the physical needs and the spiritual needs at the same time. There are great things taking place in Nicaragua. You know how amazing it is when you go to a place with the intention of encouraging someone else and you end up being encouraged just as much if not more than they are? Well, that is what has happened. Don’t get me wrong, the Nicaraguans need our encouragement and prayers, but seeing their love for God and hearing how He sustains them is exciting.
It is always difficult to say goodbye but that is what we had to do today. Even with the language barriers, working side by side with our friends creates a strong connection. Knowing that we serve the same God just in different parts of the world fuels that connection. We are grateful for our brothers and sisters in Christ in Nicaragua.