Friday, September 4, 2009

Nicaragua 2009: Final Thoughts

Wow, what an incredible journey! It really helped me review what I experienced and process through talking about it. I may post a few more things about the trip here and there but here are my final thoughts.

1. I want to go back. I miss the children and the people....I miss working for the greater good, it was amazing. There is such a great need in Nicaragua and I cannot ignore that (I know there is great need in other places, but I have to focus somewhere). Not to say that I will not go to other countries, but this is where my heart is right now.

2. If you want an experience to help deepen your walk with Jesus I fully recommend going on a missions trip. If you want a relationship with Jesus let me know, I can help you there....or go serve as a translator (it worked for Miller).

3. I love the church we attend! I love the leadership, I love the people, I love the ones that took this journey with me and became my great friends through the shared experience.

4. There are faces and experiences that I hope will never fade from my mind, both good and bad. I want to look back and remember these people and experiences, I want these memories to help to shape my future and temper my actions.

5. If you have the desire, I want you to experience what I have experienced.

6. If they have the desire, I want my family to experience what I have experienced.

7. I want to walk more like Jesus walked, I want my love for people to drive my passion.

We are already planning our next trip, it should be around spring break the first week in April. If you would like to get involved let me know. There are many, many, many ways to help out.

1. You can go.

2. You can pray for us. Pray for health, for protection, for finances, for time off from work, etc....

3. You can donate items that are very useful:
  • Beanie Babies
  • Hair ties
  • Plastic cups and bowls (not the disposable kind)
  • Clothes for the Children
  • Bracelets
  • Crayons (I cannot tell you how many children lined up to receive ONE crayon)
  • Anything small (and relatively light) that can be easily packed and carried in luggage
4. You can support us financially

Any support or help is so very much appreciated, if you have items or want to donate please send me an email at, leave a comment, or send me a message on Facebook and I will email you the address.

Dios te Bendiga,



Linda said...

I shared the DVD of your mission trip with my prayer group. They said they want to help support your next trip to Nicaragua. We will also collect things for you to take. And they will pray!
Love, Moppy

Chris said...

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! I am so looking forward to Spring.