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Another shot of the area where transport vehicles can be found.
Here in the market they sell meat, produce, and other items.
The mercado is similar to an indoor swapmeet/farmer's market. Most of it is covered with tin roofing. It is always busy with people selling and buying.
In this area, lots of taxis wait to take passengers. There are also lots of trucks here that can be hired to transport construction materials or other items.
Here you can see where some of the water drains.
At the comedores. The women who work in this area sell and cook food here. We come to this area twice a week to minister to these ladies.
These are comedores. They are small restaurants where women cook and sell food. The people passing in and out of the market can sit down and eat typical Nicaraguan plates.
In the eating area where we minister twice a week.
A photo of people eating and talking in the mercado.
In this area they sell fruits, vegetables, dishes, toys, and lots of other things.
Another shot of the mercado where people buy groceries and other necessities.
People waiting at the bus stop. This area of the market is always busy.
The bus stop is attached to the mercado. These buses take people to Managua and the surrounding colonies. Buses leave and arrive all hours of the day.
The four gospels roundabout
A few blocks away from the facility, about halfway between our facility and the market, is this roundabout. It's called the Cuatro Evangelios (or four gospels).
Rotonda los cuatro evangelios
This is what the roundabout looks like from a little bit further away.
This is the hospital in Nueva Guinea. We minister here three times a week. There are always people here in need of comfort and God's love.
This little shack is where the security guards stay. They are usually by the hospital gates 24/7.
The city has started to pave some of the streets with these bricks (called adoquines). They are a great improvement over the dirt and rock roads that were there before.
Pharmacy San Jose
This is the biggest pharmacy in town. They usually have medications that the smaller pharmacies in town do not have.
Taken from in front of pharmacy San Jose. The white building is a little shop that sells drinks, cake, and other snacks. Next to the white building is an area where produce is sold. There are many taxis in this area dropping off and picking up passengers.
Comedor Bendicion de Dios
Translated - Blessing of God. A comedor is a small place where food and drinks are sold. This is directly across the street from pharmacy San Jose. Nueva Guinea is an interesting city. God's name can be found painted on buildings and cars but not on the hearts of many of the people.
Taxis and trucks
Our main form of transportation besides walking and bike is by taxi. A taxi ride anywhere in town is about 50 cents. The trucks that you see behind the taxis can be hired to transport groups of people, building materials, or other items.
The road to the hospital
This picture was taken just north of the hospital. If you keep walking down this street, the hospital will be on the left hand side.
This is parque central. Many people hang out here and play soccer. There are also those that sell food and drinks. This is an excellent place for evangelism.
A typical street in Nueva Guinea
Houses line the dirt and rock roads of Nueva Guinea. There are many small hills in our area.
This is the only supermarket in Nueva Guinea. It's not very big and is similar to a small Hispanic market in the states. We buy most of our meat here. Produce is generally fresher from the mercado.
La Curacao and El Gallo Mas Gallo are small appliance and furniture stores. They sell refrigerators, ovens, washing machines, desks, beds, and other home appliances. Currently, only one of our washers is working. When God provides, then we will buy a new washer from one of these stores.
Ruben Dario elementary school
God has opened up the doors for us to minister in this school every week. We share the gospel with the kids through stories, songs, and crafts.
A mission to the peoples of Nicaragua.