Albergue Mayflower Newsletter
By Nancy Klos
I don’t usually start the newsletter with the end of the mission trip, but for those considering joining us on a future trip, I thought I might entice you with a glimpse of the perks for a week of hard (but fun) work.
How about a boat ride to eat lunch on a tropical island on Lake Nicaragua with a view of an active volcano?
And while everyone working at the Albergue deserved these rewards, none more so than the outstanding Youth! This group of young people put their heart and soul into connecting with the deaf students. They did crafts and games with the younger students, cheered on the older ones at a track meet, and made every effort to communicate in sign language.
One of the highlights of the week was a surprise event. June 23rd is Father’s Day in Nicaragua and the students honored their dads, including the MMO dads, with handmade cards, words of gratitude, and delicious ice cream cones.
Our 3 major maintenance projects were painting, landscaping, and expanding the school library. Four of the boys’ bedrooms were painted, thanks to the Youth. The adult guys on the trip tackled installing a french drain in “Sara’s Garden” and pruning back the overgrowth. The gals on the trip reorganized the library, including cataloguing a large donation of books brought this time. “Guys and Gals” worked together removing paneling, painting a wall of the classroom and fastening the book cabinets to the wall for safety.
Here are some parting shots of our students. It will probably be next year before I get to see these precious smiles in person. Our next Brigade will most likely be next February or March. Keep it in mind. They all would love to meet you for the first time or have you come back. In the mean time, please let me know any time you would like to schedule a Skype call with your student. I don’t usually start the newsletter with the end of the mission trip, but for those considering joining us on a future trip, I thought I might entice you with a glimpse of the perks for a week of hard (but fun) work.
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