We’re Home & Final Summary

Posted on March 20, 2012

2012 Bluefields Nicaragua Team

The 2012 Nicaragua team has arrived home safely! We are thankful for good travel connections and flights as we returned home yesterday. We made it back to Pequea church by shortly after 7:00 p.m.. As you can imagine we were so glad to see our families. We have not heard yet from the Canadian team but our hope is that they arrived safely.

We praise God for the following and much more…

  • safety in our travels by plane, van, taxi, boat and bus. It was an amazing journey!
  • all the relationships we developed along the way
  • for Pastor Pedro’s leadership at the Lomas Frescas BIC church
  • for the Nicaraguan people that opened up their hearts and lives to us and welcomed us every step of the way
  • for Marshall Poe’s leadership- we could not have done this trip without him and he made the journey more fun.
  • for relatively good health. Many of us had bouts of uneasy bowels but over all we all fared well!
  • for all that we learned
  • for wonderful sharing with all brothers and sisters in Christ for Nicaragua.

We had an excellent team that cooperated in every way even though our schedule was packed, the traveling was exhausting and the working conditions were very challenging! We learned so much about ourselves and about the faithfulness of the God that we serve. I know that we return changed and with a new appreciation for all the things that we normally take for granted!

Thank you to the entire team back here at home- you donated money, you prayed for us constantly and give us encouragement. We could not have done it without you and in our discouraging exhausting times, your prayers kept us going.

Because of the money that the Sherkston and Pequea church raised and the work that we did and the Lomas Frescas people continue to do- the church should be completed by some time this summer! God is good! The people of the church have been praying for over 11 years that God would provide a bigger church building for their growing congregation. Many times they got discouraged and some left the church but the rest of the church kept praying and in God’s perfect timing- their prayers were answered! I have no doubt whatsoever that the money that was donated to help build this church building is going to have untold spiritual multiplication in the lives of people for many years to come.

Pray for the people of Bluefields and the Lomas Frescas church. Life is very difficult for them. Every simple chore that we do quickly like washing clothes or cooking- for them takes hours of work. Many families are without a father as men have gone to Costa Rica to find work and never come back. Mothers and grandmothers are raising children and trying to keep food on the table. Opportunities for employment and advancement are limited. Living conditions are rough and basic. Children, especially the young girls are often sexually abused. But the church is trying to make a difference and we sensed the Holy Spirit at work at this little church on the hill. We look forward to see what God will do in the years to come at this place.

Thanks to all for your love and support. Pray for the team as we return to normal life- rather exhausted and also as we process all that we have seen, experienced, felt and all that we are still trying to sort out in our minds. We will never be the same again.


On behalf of the entire team- Daleen Charles- Team leader

See Photos from the tripĀ here (more photos will be posted in the coming days).

One Response to “We’re Home & Final Summary”

  1. Dianne Climenhage
    Mar 20, 2012

    Thanks so much for your leadership Daleen. The Canadian team arrived safely with all of our baggage around 12:30 am. Blessings.

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