Pictures from Nicaragua

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
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