Saturday, December 26, 2009

I made it!

Well, we made it in to Nicaragua a day late and it was crazy traveling. I had the most awesome surprise!!!!! When I got to my gate at the airport (I was talking to Melodi on the phone) I saw KAREN.

YES, Karen from Nicaragua. Loren and Karen had been planing the surprise for months. Karen was in the US visiting her parents and they worked it out where she would fly back with me. Then we had trouble with our flight and ended up staying in a hotel on Christmas Eve and flying out Christmas morning. I think it was God's favor on me though...I didn't really know Karen all that well and we got a chance to just hang out and talk. We made a not so fun situation really fun.

Then when we got into Nicaragua Loren had made a big Christmas meal for us...Jader and Julie were there. We had presents, a tree, lights, was great!

Today our team got here and one member wasn't able to get on the plane due to weather so we are heading out a day late to wait for him. This was okay in my book though because it gave Loren a chance to teach me some of the things I need to prepare for each new team that will come in.

I am tired so I will write more later....

God is so good!


  1. Hi Rachel! It's Kymberlee from one of your venture dynamics classes. I'm glad you made it there safely! I will be watching your blog, here is a link to mine for student teaching in the Dominican Republic, You will be in my prayers.

  2. Praise the Lord. We can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for you! What a blessing you are and a testimony of our God's faithfulness! You are a treasure and we pray that you will transition well from point A to point B in His master plan for you!

  3. So awesome!! Glad you made it there safely, and had some fun along the way :)

  4. I'm so glad you made it safely, and I still can't believe you won't be in CS when I get back from the break. I look forward to hearing about your first trip out!