It all started when ... Our Church did the Advent Conspiracy last December. During that time our church raised the money to fund a well in Nicaragua. When it was announced that we would attempt to assemble a team I knew right away that I would want to join. I have been earning a living cleaning water for the past 22 years and I had been thinking about doing something like this for a while. It was the Lord's timing that made it obvious that this was for me.
I enjoyed getting to know ... Our own team even better and the Living Water Team in Rivas Nicaragua. It was a true pleasure to get to spend so much time with such wonderful people. To worship and serve with a faithful group of people for the entire week was a real joy. Also the people of the community that we served were amazing. I wish that I had more time with all of them.
Things that challenged and changed me ... Was not being able to speak Spanish. Being amongst other people that love the Lord despite a language barrier was great. I was able to worship along side them knowing that we all had the same hope and joy.
I will never forget ... The kindness and welcoming love that everybody in the community showed us. They were so friendly and genuinely glad that we were there. Also the wonderful leadership and friendliness of all the Living Water staff. Thank you Jorge, Leo, Lisseth, Chico and everybody else. I will never forget morning worship and devotionals with everybody.