George & Nancy

December Mission Update

Posted By on Dec 11, 2017

I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but doesn’t leave us where it found us. – Anne Lamott   We’re reflecting on all the grace-filled experiences of this Mission Volunteer trip…the many times we’ve been guided by angels (and not so ‘disguised’), trusted with a personal story that touches the soul, offered an ‘adios’ and smile, given the honor of hearing dreams and disappointments,...

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November Mission Update

Posted By on Nov 26, 2017

22 November: Our mini-retreat started with a 5am local bus from los chiles to upala, gallo pinto and scrambled eggs breakfast, and hanging out at the bus terminal ‘til Pip met us.  We stopped at a women owned lunch spot before heading to Biagua to their B&B:  Casitas Tenorio. It’s a lovely setting:  small working farm on the road up to Volcan Tenorio National Park. Ask G to share a photo of the toucans or the oropendulums or the...

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Midpoint Mission Update

Posted By on Nov 11, 2017

11 November: our mid-point update! Other than going to remote project sites, we have been in Los Chiles 24/7 since we arrived a month ago.  However, in the next month we’re off [1] to: San Carlos, Nicaragua to make connections with a sister NGO Self-Help International and visit their surface water filtration and chlorination projects in southern Nicaragua the San Jose Noreste Rotary Club with the Global Grant impact report...

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October Mission Update

Posted By on Oct 31, 2017

Wow!  Our first 3 weeks into this Mission Volunteer experience have been quite a whirlwind – and we thought we were headed to a more relaxed pace of living : )   Impacts of the two larger water systems funded by The Rotary Foundation: Our first week, with the translation assistance of a graduate of the adult ed English course, we interviewed/videoed the school directors, health outreach workers, officers of the governance...

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