Day 8- Domingo (Sunday)

July 13, 2015/ Nicarauga 2015/ Mission Team

A Nicaraguan Breakfast

A Nicaraguan Breakfast

Today was a beautiful sunny (hot) day. To a large extent our breakfasts have been more Canadian than anything else (e.g., eggs, oatmeal, bacon, toast, pancakes, and fresh fruit) plus the occasional rice and beans of course. However, today was special. Veronica, our cook, made us a typical Nicaraguan breakfast. It is called “Nicatamales” which is rice mixed with corn meal, some pork, tomatoes, and onions all of which is cooked in a banana leaf. As usual it was yummy!

The children sing “Esta Lucecita” (This little light) during worship.

The children sing “Esta Lucecita” (This little light) during worship.

We went back to our build site for our Sunday worship service. We were warmly welcomed by Pastor Pablo and the congregation. Almost everyone wanted to shake our hands, including many of the children. Pastor Ian gave a message on “Living Stones” where the physical church that we were in the process of building was compared to the spiritual church. Like the blocks that made up the walls of the church building, we are the “living stones” that make up the spiritual church.

Our team celebrates the climb to the top of the Masaya volcano with a new friend, a tourist from Israel (far right). Notice the gas rising from the crater behind us!

Our team celebrates the climb to the top of the Masaya volcano with a new friend, a tourist from Israel (far right). Notice the gas rising from the crater behind us!

The team sang, in English, “I Am a New Creation” and “We are Marching.” Many of the children brought with them the candle craft that they made during the children’s program on Thursday; Sarah and Emilie, led the children in singing “Esta Lucecita” (This Little light of Mine). Debora gave in Spanish, a “faithbuilder” message   entitled “Five Smooth Stones.”

After the worship service, we drove to the town of Grenada, lunched at a nice restaurant, followed by a peaceful boat ride on Lake Grenada. We ended the day with an evening tour of the Masaya Volcano. Although we didn’t get an opportunity to see actual lava, we entered an old lava tube (tunnel) and saw bats in a bat cave.

We apologize for the delay in this posting; on our return to Jardin Shalom we encountered an Internet issue that prevented us from posting until Monday evening.