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Daily Narrative from the Nicaragua Mission Group


Date and Time Posted: Friday April 19, 2013 - 2:21:11 pm


micky2006/05/31初めて、お邪魔します。昨日この、ルイザ ミラーの稽古の様子を ここイタリアではRAI 3 のPRIMA DELLA PRIMAで、夜1時15分からテレビで放映されたのですが、すっかり忘れていて、今PRIMA DELLA PRIMA のサイトを見たら、再放送は日本では、金曜日あさ7時から、Rai International で放映との事。(in replica su Rai International il gvieodec alle 23,00 circa ora italiana che corrisponde a: Asia (Tokyo venerdec 7,00 )どなたか、録画される方いませんでしょうか?もしされたらなんとか見せていただきたい、よろしくお願いします。


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Date and Time Posted: Friday February 10, 2012 - 10:11:05 pm


Friday Day 8 began with everybody up at daylight and ready to climb Cerro Negro. We rode the van to Leon and got an open air truck to ride to the volcano. The roads were narrow and sandy creating a miniature dust storm as we traveled to the volcano. The last eruption was 11 or 12 years ago and had dumped black sand everywhere. It was everywhere and all over us by the time we got to the volcano. The question of the day is Can you pick out the before, summit, and after pictures of the climb? Everybody got geared up and ready to climb. We wound around huge rocks the volcano had spit out at some other time headed to the back side of the volcano. Then we switch backed up to the rim and looked into the volcano. We followed the trail into the crater seeing cracks smoking along the trail. Sulfur deposits were everywhere along the trail. At one point we found a swarm of bees down in the crater. Not knowing if they were killer bees or not we backed out and climbed to the rim. As we walked along the rim trail was narrow and a steep drop down both sides. The winds were pretty strong with stronger gust making it tricky to traverse the volcano. Nothing bad enough to cause concern, Just refreshing. The view of Nicaragua was beautiful. You could see a row of 7 volcanoes and some of them smoking. God has made a beautiful land and beautiful people in Nicaragua. We summited enjoyed the view and took photos before we started down. Then it happened Omar took off running and jumped off the volcano. Some decided to follow and jumped to. As the others walked over to the edge and looked to see the demise of the jumpers, they were in a ditch looking up just laughing. After the laugh we walked over to the true rim and were looking at actually jumping off, the swarm of bees came up and over the rim from the crater and helped us off the rim. Away we went running the sand slope of at least a 60 to 70 degree slope. We sank up in the sand and had to be careful because you could get going way to fast. Everybody had a grand time running down the volcano. We ate lunch at the welcome center then loaded up and headed back to the team house. Everybody looked like they were part of Cerro Negro as they headed back; they were hot, tired, but proud of their accomplishment. It is not every day you climb a volcano. It has been a wonderful trip to Nicaragua to serve the Lord. The team is tired but proud of what has been accomplished this week with the Lords help. New members on the team have been touched with what they have seen and experienced. They will never be the same again. They have been out in the world to spread Gods word and been touched by God himself. The team would like to thank Omar, his family, and staff for the wonderful week serving God. We know he goes out of his way to make our stay an enjoyable one. Omar takes time from his family and goes from early in the morning to late at night. Our prayers are that God really blesses Omar and his family in a special way along with his ministry. We also would like to thank all of you at home for your prayers and support in this mission trip. It would not be possible without the support of Darthula church, the fund raisings, the people who contributed, and all the families who support each individual team member as they prepare for the mission. You all are the whole team as what has been done here is done for the glory of God. We are preparing to travel home tomorrow and will see you all tomorrow night. God Bless. In His Service The Team


Posted By:The Team


Date and Time Posted: Friday February 10, 2012 - 12:34:08 am


The team was up early and anxious to finish the church. Off to the church and the painting was done in 1.5 hours. The painters went back to the house to get food bags ready for visitation to hand out. The carpentry and electrical were done by noon. The local people were already in cleaning the church getting ready for the dedication service tonight. After lunch the team went to the village of Belen for visitation and distribution of some food bags. At each house we visited prayer was requested and made on their behalf. Juan, his son and Antonio came to the house to go to church with us. This was just about the whole construction crew. We left for the dedication service and when we arrived the local people had transformed the church. It was cleaned, balloons tied up and a drape was stretched out on the wall behind the pulpit. There was a ribbon cutting ceremony with Jerry, Pastor Geraldo, and Pastor Rogers to open the church to the community. Then they got the music and singing going praising and worshiping the Lord. The music was full of life and high energy. You couldnt keep from getting into it. Randal brought the message with Omar interpreting; he brought a very powerful message of salvation and the spirit filled the church. Praise the Lord. Jerry gave a short presentation and presented the keys of the church and a Bible to Pastor Geraldo. Pastor Geraldo was all smiles. Randal returned to the podium and gave a dedication of the church to the people with the people participating. It was a very powerful time. The local people had prayed for their church and God has answered their prayers. Glory to God. Just before we left Pastor Rogers spoke to the congregation and thanked us for our participation and support and challenged the church to follow the commission given by Randal. Back to the house for a late supper and off to bed as we are starting early tomorrow. We are going to climb Cerro Negro (The Black Volcano). Wish us luck or better yet pray for us as we will be treading through the caldera of a live volcano. The team is excited about completing the church and a free day tomorrow. We have made lots of friends and will miss them as we travel home in a couple of days to our families. It has been a wonderful time and a wonderful experience and it will be sad to leave all of them behind but looking forward maybe God will bring us all back together again in another mission, another time, in Nicaragua. The Team In His Service


Posted By:The Team


Date and Time Posted: Thursday February 9, 2012 - 12:07:18 am


Up early and ready to go to work. The church is proceeding along ahead of schedule and looking real good. Today Juan (the local contractor that was hired to do some of the work) was packing up getting ready to leave. We had worked with Juan last year and this year and said goodbye and wished him well. The painting is almost done, there is only one set of hardware to put on the doors, and all the lights have been hung, just wiring them and the electrical box up for tomorrow. The dedication service is tomorrow night but we all project to be done by lunch time tomorrow. Hopefully we will be done and can do some visitation in the village tomorrow before the sevice. Quitting time for the team was 4 pm today. We went to the team house, cleaned up and headed to Candelaria for Wednesday night services. Candelaria was the church we finished last year. It was good to go back and see how God was working in the church. The church was full of children and adults many of whom we knew from last year. It was rewarding to see old friends and worship with them again. The church had a new pastor who had prayed for a bible and Mark, Jerry and Darlene presented him a bible last year. Omar said that Candelarias status will be changed from a mission church to a standalone church this year. Praise God. After the service the kids and adults greeted us and it was a repeat of the dedication service last year. They are a fun loving and a loving people and it was a blessing to be back. Omar gave the devotional tonight and one thing he said answered a question from a previous devotional. The question was how you know what kind influence you have had on people doing mission trips like this. Omar showed us how that church at Candelaria had grown and was going to be a standalone church soon. That was just a little bit of the influence the team, Darthula Church, contributors, and all the people that have prayed for us have had on the little mission church in Candelaria and the people in this village. God has smiled at the glory you have given him in Nicaragua. In His Service The Team


Posted By:The Team


Date and Time Posted: Tuesday February 7, 2012 - 10:07:24 pm


God has blessed the team today. The construction sailed right along with the church shaping up nicely. The painting is just about complete and it does look good. The doors are nearing completion and hanging the lights and connections are all that is needed to complete the electrical work. All the work is ahead of schedule. The team has worked hard and the Lord has let us enjoy each other, the local people, and have fun in his service. This little church does not look anything like we all remember last year. Several of the local people have worked with us investing their time in Gods service. It has been a pleasure and a blessing to work with them. They have our utmost respect with the way they live and still take great pleasure in serving the Lord. Even though we do not speak Spanish and cannot converse with them we have become good friends. We all have enjoyed and been blessed working together to help strengthen the Body of Christ this week in our work on the church. Tonights devotion was about being a servant: Mark 10:45. The team received the message from Kristi later in the evening which followed a couple of the devotionals we have had this week. It was truly a blessing and touched on a question that was asked in the devotional this evening. It is amazing how God answers questions. Tonights question is can you find the picture with the road crew workers? We have been really treated today with ice cream 3 times. With the temperature reaching 95, it was refreshing and a pick up for the team, workers, and children around the church. We are looking forward to tomorrow night when we return to Candelaria to worship at the church we worked on last year. It will be good to see old friends and how the church has prospered. The Team In His Service


Posted By:The Team


Date and Time Posted: Monday February 6, 2012 - 11:25:18 pm


Monday morning began with Omar leading the team in a Spanish prayer thanking God for breakfast. Bendice Senor nuestro pan Y da pan al que tiene hambre Y hambre de justicia al que tiene pan Bendice Senor nuestro pan En El nombre de Jesus amen The prayer says Bless Lord our bread. Give bread to the hungry. Give hunger of justice to the ones that have bread. Bless lord our bread. In the name of Jesus amen. Most of the team loaded up and headed to the church. Some went shopping for materials. The church is coming along real well. The painting is close to being done. The doors are trimmed out, One door is hung and the other ones ready to be hung. The electrical circuits are close to being pulled and some are just about wired up. The concrete is done and the bars on the windows are ready to be painted. It has been a good day, God has been good and we accomplished a lot with his help. The team is well and is having a great time and functioning only as a team can. We continue to grow in the Lord as we grow closer together. Todays question is; can you figure out who is mixing concrete and who is impersonating a concrete man. Another question is who is that man impersonating a painter? Garnetta Miller gave a donation to be used where needed in Nicaragua. Omar is looking at another mission church in this village and met a widow woman (Guillermina) whose family lived in a house where the sides are made of black plastic. It had no roof on it. The donation was used to put the finish the roof on this familys house. It was a moving moment in Nicaragua, this lady was excited, thanking and hugging all of us. We could not understand what she was saying but Omar was saying praise God. Candy and goodies were given out to the family. God had blessed this family even with a house of plastic, sticks and now some metal roofing. As the day ended at the work site much progress had been made. We were all hot and tired but it had been a good day serving the Lord. We headed back to the team house for showers and another wonderful meal from Nicaragua. Then came the black out. Sanballet turned the power off right at devotion time. Omar brought out the emergency lights and we continued on. Sanballet retreated during the devotion and the power was restored. God has won the day. The devotion was about time. Psalms 90:12. We know from all the work that has been done that God has been answering your prayers. Please keep Praying. The Team In His Service


Posted By:The Team


Date and Time Posted: Monday February 6, 2012 - 1:01:09 am


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Posted By:The Team


Date and Time Posted: Monday February 6, 2012 - 12:24:15 am


What a beautiful wonderful day the Lord has given us today to worship with the Nicaraguan people. We didnt have to get up early but the team got up early excited to get to church. After breakfast we went to Mount Olives Baptist Church in Posoltega, Nicaragua. We as a team received a special blessing from this church. They took us to the alter and the church leadership prayed for safety, the ministry, and the work we were doing this week. We have really been blessed before 10am Sunday morning by a little poor church in the country rich in the spirit. Randall brought a spirit filled message to a loving church. Betty sang Now I have Everything, What a blessing. Baseballs and candy were handed out during fellowship after church. The church and grounds were looked at and there just might be a possible mission in the future for this church. We returned back to Chinandega for lunch then headed out to Leon. Omar gave us a tour of a fort built in the 30s. It was used in the revolution to hold political prisoners during Somosas rule. We toured the torture chambers and saw the scars of the bullets in the walls. This fort was above the old landfill that Jerry and Darlene had visited back in 2004. They had fed the hungry and there were 38 souls saved that day. We went down to Leon and toured the big Catholic church and walked around the square looking for souvenirs. Betty had a blessing and met a deaf man and got to converse in sign language. He was a saved man. Back to Chinandega for supper and off to First Baptist Church of Chinandega for the evening service. We saw a lot of the people that were helping us on the church in Belen. We visited this church last year and just like last year they had a lot of powerful energetic music. They really like to make a joyful noise to the Lord. Randall felt led to bring the message and presented a powerful energetic message. The local people were full of the spirit and praising the Lord from Randalls message. Betty and Daniel sang together for the first time and done very well. They got a good round of applause from the local members. After church Baseballs, candy, and sewing kits were handed out. They are an appreciative people. We also got to see an old friend some of you might remember from last years mission presentation. An old Lady 99 years young and still praising the Lord. Back to the Team House and Wayne gave a stirring devotional at which each member gave their testimony. What a blessing. God truly gave us a good day. It has molded this team and we have gotten stronger and closer to the Lord and each other. If God wants us to do it we know we can do it. Keep us in your prayers. God Bless. The Team In His Service


Posted By:The Team


Date and Time Posted: Monday February 6, 2012 - 12:23:45 am


What a beautiful wonderful day the Lord has given us today to worship with the Nicaraguan people. We didnt have to get up early but the team got up early excited to get to church. After breakfast we went to Mount Olives Baptist Church in Posoltega, Nicaragua. We as a team received a special blessing from this church. They took us to the alter and the church leadership prayed for safety, the ministry, and the work we were doing this week. We have really been blessed before 10am Sunday morning by a little poor church in the country rich in the spirit. Randall brought a spirit filled message to a loving church. Betty sang Now I have Everything, What a blessing. Baseballs and candy were handed out during fellowship after church. The church and grounds were looked at and there just might be a possible mission in the future for this church. We returned back to Chinandega for lunch then headed out to Leon. Omar gave us a tour of a fort built in the 30s. It was used in the revolution to hold political prisoners during Somosas rule. We toured the torture chambers and saw the scars of the bullets in the walls. This fort was above the old landfill that Jerry and Darlene had visited back in 2004. They had fed the hungry and there were 38 souls saved that day. We went down to Leon and toured the big Catholic church and walked around the square looking for souvenirs. Betty had a blessing and met a deaf man and got to converse in sign language. He was a saved man. Back to Chinandega for supper and off to First Baptist Church of Chinandega for the evening service. We saw a lot of the people that were helping us on the church in Belen. We visited this church last year and just like last year they had a lot of powerful energetic music. They really like to make a joyful noise to the Lord. Randall felt led to bring the message and presented a powerful energetic message. The local people were full of the spirit and praising the Lord from Randalls message. Betty and Daniel sang together for the first time and done very well. They got a good round of applause from the local members. After church Baseballs, candy, and sewing kits were handed out. They are an appreciative people. We also got to see an old friend some of you might remember from last years mission presentation. An old Lady 99 years young and still praising the Lord. Back to the Team House and Wayne gave a stirring devotional at which each member gave their testimony. What a blessing. God truly gave us a good day. It has molded this team and we have gotten stronger and closer to the Lord and each other. If God wants us to do it we know we can do it. Keep us in your prayers. God Bless. The Team In His Service


Posted By:The Team


Date and Time Posted: Saturday February 4, 2012 - 9:43:43 pm


GOOD MORNING DARTHULA. The day dawned bright and early with the new members trying to get pictures of the volcano. Also can you pick out of the pictures, who is staying out of the rain? We have warned them, Watch Omar. The volcano is still smoking. The team is anxious to get to the church. We arrived at the church and the local help was already hard at it. As we jumped into the construction you could tell God was doing some great work. The church was shaping up right before our eyes. Before lunch the outside of the church was primed, 2 circuits were ran, and doors were being framed. We worked hard but had time for fun and fellowship. We worked alongside of church members who were enthusiastically serving the Lord. It was warm and there was a language barrier but God breaks down all barriers and carries you through the heat. It has been a great pleasure to be serving the Lord in Nicaragua today. For lunch we headed back to the Team house and had a good meal of chicken and rice. Some members caught a quiet and relaxation time before heading back to the Church. During the afternoon the temperature soared to over 100 degrees. The team survived it well but what would you expect doing the Lords work. More painting, electrical work and carpentry was done bringing the church a good ways along to being finished. This little church had been praying to God for somebody to help finish their building. It is amazing to see how God is working with this team to finish their church and answer their prayers. The local people observed and some members gave candy and gifts to the kids. Devotional tonight was Psalm 100, Make a Joyful noise unto the Lord. The conversation roamed to how you make a joyful noise? We all decided we are making a joyful noise by showing Gods Love in Nicaragua. Please continue to pray that we continue Gods work and radiate Gods love. God Bless. In His Service The Team


Posted By:The Team


Date and Time Posted: Friday February 3, 2012 - 10:20:53 pm


Greetings from the team. We started traveling early this morning and immediately saw Gods influence on this team before we left the airport. All the traveling obstacles usually encountered, we sailed right on through. Everybody arrived well and with their own stories as to how God had revealed himself to them during the trip. Everybody is excited and anxious to serve the Lord. We traveled for about 3 hours to Chinandega by van. As we made the trip there was an unexplainable feeling in the van as if the Lord was sitting right there welcoming us back. We decided to take a side trip to Belen to see the Church we will be working on and were delighted to see the work that had been done before we arrived. It did not look like the same Church we toured last year. A lot of work had been done and was being done right then. Off to the team house for supper and an early treat (Eskimo). Ruths cinabon roll came up missing, check the pictures to find out where it was found. There was no formal devotional but the team shared what they had seen God do this day. New team members were moved and affected by the people of Nicaragua. Old friendships were renewed and new ones formed. God is Good. As the day ends it is only warm and we are tired from traveling but excited and anxious to get started tomorrow. Keep us in your prayers. God Bless The Team In His Service


Posted By:The Team


Date and Time Posted: Thursday February 2, 2012 - 8:32:12 pm


The whole Nicaragua team packed, weighed, and ready to serve the Lord. We met at Darthula on Thursday night February 2nd for final preparation for our trip to Nicaragua. We would like to thank all the good people who helped raise the funds and make this trip possible. Gods hand is surely on this mission. Please continue to pray for the team that God will use us for his glory. In His Service The Team


Posted By:The Team




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