Back Home!

I arrived at my casita about 7:30 in the evening after starting the day around 3:30 that morning. The moment I reached Nicaragua I turned on my local phone and the texts began appearing. Friends who were asking when I would be there, ministry folks asking about my next steps, even a student wondering about resumption of classes. The overwhelming sense of home spread about me. I miss all of my friends in the U.S. and as Paul said, I thank God for every remembrance of you. While I would never compare myself to him, I get where he was coming from. The time spent with family and friends was so great, but now it is time to get back to the main thing.

God has blessed me with such a great opportunity to share his love. I am honored and humbled by the fact he chose this “clay jar” (2 Cor. 4:7) as part of his plan. I want to remind you all of what I said Sunday at Joy… I go to Nicaragua and you are with me, you are sharing, you are spreading this wonderful good news. So “When I go…you go!” Just remember that you are going somewhere too. Whether it is the work, or school, or to the store, you are just a “sent” as I am sent. So when you go… I am going with you as well. It doesn’t matter where we have been sent… a barrio in Nicaragua, a jungle in Africa, or a mall in Missouri… we are all a part of the amazing, crazy, illogical, plan that God has of redeeming the world back to Him. I take you with me everywhere I go. You are in every hug I give, every bible that is handed out, every message preached. And I am with you when you do the same.

I don’t have much of an update on the work here as it has been really only one day back in the saddle…but keep watching here for new blog entries. I will try to get them out every Saturday. Thank you again for all of your support… both in prayers and partnering with me in our projects. I can’t wait to see you all again, but in the mean time…. Dios los bendiga.

Christmas in North America

Well, for the first installment of “This Week in Granada”, ironically enough… I am not in Granada. I got the chance this Christmas season to visit family in Indianapolis, Louisville, Hillsboro, Ohio, and Lexington,Kentucky as well as many of the great people who make UnoMas ministries possible. I love the holiday season but I am a little sad that even though I get to be with my family in the states, I had to leave behind my family in Nicaragua.

I will be returning on the 12th of January and can’t wait to see everyone and embark anew on adventures in mission. That’s what this blog is going to be about. I am going to try to write new installments at least every two weeks, possibly more often than that. And I will let you know more often what God is doing in out little part of Central America.

I hope you had a great Christmas and may God fill your life and home with the bountiful blessings he has promised us who follow Him. I will talk to you later. God bless, Jeff.