Monday, March 11, 2013

Monday - last night in country for three by gbG (guest blogger Gary)

I spent the day working at the library project in Jinotepe. Finished touching up some random primer paint spots this morning. My OCD would not let me leave the country with those few spots unfinished. Then cleaned the rollers, pans and brushes for the finish coat painting team from Iowa which comes in next week. Finished out the day helping Richard complete another low book shelf. There is now a total of six book shelves completed for the main room in the library. More shelving plans are being drawn up and the finish paint color for the total library project was selected this afternoon.

Amy, the soon to be last in country member of our little team, is out at the beach house in Huehuete for the rest of the week. Four days of health fairs and clinics are planned from Tuesday through Friday. Amy will be out of communication while at the beach so to her friends and family: do not worry if you do not hear from her. We all said our goodbyes this afternoon as she hopped on the bus for the Pacific Coast!

Some folks from previous year's trips have asked for pictures of Doug's tree/garden area and the aquaponic project in the greenhouse. I know Chandra has those shots on her camera: so hey lady, post them! I'll walk over there tomorrow morning to get a few more shots. Maybe I can get them posted before Chan does!

Terry, Lynne and I are at hotel Casa Mateo in Jinotepe for the evening. Tomorrow mid-morning we will be heading to Managua by taxi for the start our journey homeward. We anticipate our arrival back in the Hagerstown area at 3:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. Please pray for our safety (and sanity) as we fly first to Panama City then to Washington-Dulles. And many thanks to Mr. Eddie for being our personal chauffeur for the return ride from the airport!

The last ten days seemed to fly past. Each visit leaves us longing to return again and again. Not just to be His hands and feet by helping those in need. But to re-visit with all our dear life-long friends that just happen to live in Nicaragua.

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