My First Nicaraguan Funeral

Eric and Ellias

Eric and Ellias

Elias, Omar, and Eric are my neighbors.  Most days, they call me through the fence to take their picture and for cookies.

However, this day was different from other days.  Today, I was being invited to a funeral…..for a frog!

These boys remind me so much of my late husband.  Always a handful as a child, always into mischief.  Always full of life.  Mrs. Brown took the time to minister to him through his years in Sunday School and he ended up a pastor!

It is such a blessing to watch these boys grow and to be a part of their life.  I am excited to see what God does in them as they grow in Christ (as I am sure Mrs. Brown was).

Who knows, maybe one of them will be a pastor, or missionary!  Pray for these boys, that the Word of God that is planted in them will grow and bloom in their hearts!

Love

Loemaren

Loemaren

LOVE.  Love is a universal language.  With these children it doesn’t matter that I cannot speak a lot of Spanish.  When you see them they always run to you, say hi, give you a big smile and an even bigger hug!  It warms your heart.

Loemaren, the little girl on the left has moved to Juigalpa with her family.  This child has such a joy and warmth.  Her very presence spoke love.  She was so sad the day she told us she was leaving.

My prayers are with her and her family.  That God would send others in her path to continue the work of the Word in her heart.

Please join us in prayer for them.

Lucy

Let it Rain!

James 1:2-4 says: “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience, but let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”

Trials are never fun, usually painful, but ultimately necessary if our faith is to grow, be established and mature with a strong root system grounded in the Word of God.

Like this rain that makes Nicaragua the beautiful green country that it is, the rain (trials) in our lives are necessary to make our lives a beautiful, sweet smelling aroma to our Lord Jesus Christ.

Don’t hate the rain! Welcome it, embrace it and let it have its perfect work in you!

James 1:2-4 says: “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience, but let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” Trials are never fun, usually painful, but ultimately necessary if our faith is to grow, be established and mature with a strong root system grounded in the Word of God. Like this rain that makes Nicaragua the beautiful green country that it is, the rain (trials) in our lives are necessary to make our lives a beautiful, sweet smelling aroma to our Lord Jesus Christ. Don’t hate the rain! Welcome it, embrace it and let it have its perfect work in you!