All is well here in
Leon , . Nicaragua
After last night´s big victory, everyone returned home for some well earned rest and relaxation. Our host, Oscar, gave an incredibly moving testimony after the devotional.
Today we went started off going to the children’s ward of the primary hospital in
Needless to say, it was a very touching and sobering experience for
us all. The parents were very gracious and appreciated the
clothing and toys given to their sick or injured children. One young
child had severe burns over her chest and neck from spilling soup.
Although the medical treatment in Leon is free, the
medicine and follow up care is not. Members of the group purchased
wound medication for the child and prayed with the parents. Please pray
for all of these children and specifically pray that this child does not end
up with infections from her burns. Nicaragua
After the hospital we traveled for about an hour to the rural areas outside
food and entertainment to children. It was mostly agricultural and the
kids were amused by seeing huge pigs and reptiles that looked like smaller
versions of Komoto dragons. We arrived at one school and played games,
made puppets, and put on an Oscar worthy performance of David and
Goliath. Goliath was played by none other than 6 foot 4 Allen
against the 5 foot 7 David played by Alec. The story was narrated
by the mission translators while the actors played out the story.
Many cheers and smiles were had by the kids when the triumphant David slew
the monstrous Goliath with his slingshot. Afterwards, the group
helped prepare the food which included fresh vegetables, chicken and fruit
drinks. Most of the year the childen eat only rice so the vegetables
were a very welcome sight. Leon
We then went to another church after lunch and fed another large group of children followed by soccer clinics which were put on by the boys for the aspiring local soccer stars. Finally, candy was dispensed via a parachute that spra
yed the candy into the air creating a wild frenzy. A truly blessed day indeed!
Tomorrow we will be feeding in the morning and building in the afternoon. Oscar keeps us busy, safe and well fed.