Friday, October 21, 2011

One Year Milestone

One year ago, today, we arrived in Nicaragua. Toting our 10 footlockers and 10 carry-ons (including the cat), along with assorted dreams, hopes and expectations--we started our "new life" here in the land of lakes and volcanoes.

By God's grace, strength and mercy--we've come a long way. Those first days, weeks and months were full of tears and frustrations. Yet, here we are--celebrating our one year milestone! We have found, that while each day brings the unplanned (and a certain amount of culture clashing), we are indeed settling into and enjoying life here in Nicaragua.

As we take time this weekend to reflect on this past year, remembering on God's Mercy and Faithfulness...we plan to post a blog of answered prayers from this past year. Tonight, however, we are planning on going out to dinner to celebrate this milestone. Ironically, we are going to go to an Italian restaurant to have calzones.

We are eternally grateful for your prayers, support, emails, calls, goodies (sent through travelers), blog-following, and your friendship! Thanks for being a part of our family's journey (and adventure) of faith.


Then Joshua said to the Israelites, “In the future your children will ask, ‘What do these stones mean?’ Then you can tell them, ‘This is where the Israelites crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’ For the Lord your God dried up the river right before your eyes, and he kept it dry until you were all across, just as he did at the Red Sea when he dried it up until we had all crossed over. He did this so all the nations of the earth might know that the Lord’s hand is powerful, and so you might fear the Lord your God forever.” Joshua 4:21-24