Lake Apoyo

We visited Lake Apoyo this afternoon!!! Beautiful!

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San Rafael del Oriente

San Valentine Pottery: we learned about the process of pottery making from Valentine with a demonstration and then the girls were able to try their hand at the wheel. Great fun!!!!

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4th of July in Nicaragua

Even though we were away from our families and friends for the 4th of July- our facilitators: Clemi and Bianca, surprises us with a bonfire of the beach, sparklers, apple pie and ice cream!!! It was a wonderful surprise and the girls gad fun celebrating together!!!

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Making tortillas with Penita

Penita had a tortilla making lesson for the girls. She explained the process and then the girls were able to try their hand at making tortillas. What a fun lesson!!! Delicious  as well. The girls put honey or butter and jam on their warm tortillas.
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El Nido -la playa en Leon

We stayed at El Nido for the weekend. It is located on the beach outside of Leon. Leon is home to approximately 800,000 people and has a great university.

The beach was absolutely beautiful. The water was warm and perfect for swimming although the undercurrent was strong, so we only went in to our waists. We had two lifeguards on duty to make sure all the girls were safe. We had so much fun swimming!!!

The food was truly amazing. The owner- Penita, is a local who owns not only the hotel, but a restaurant in Managua as well as a bakery. She also has her own cooking show – Cocinando con Penita!!!! What a treat to be able to have her cooking for us!!!!image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image

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La escuela San Diego

We spent Friday morning in the community of San Diego. We painted wooden chairs for the classrooms and then played with the kids. We had a serious game of soccer as well as some fun hand games. It was fun to see how the kids have grown through the years. They were so excited to see us and to show us the library we helped build as well as the cement seat around the tree!!! Ariel- the principal- was very appreciative of all our help!!!!

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Amos

Our home in Nicaragua is Amos in the community of Nejapa right outside of Managua. Amos has been built over the last 20 years by some missionaries from Ohio. Amos now has a free health clinic for the local people. Part of the proceeds of us staying here supports the clinic!!! What a great cause…and it is a beautiful property with rocking chairs and hammocks in the porches!!!!

We are off to San Diego today- our original community- and then to the beach! We can’t wait. We’ll be back Sunday!!!! Happy 4th family and friends!!!!!

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