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Nicaragua or Bust
$1,235 raised
124% of $1k goal
9 contributors
3 Years running
Hi. Heather here. As you may already know, I am going to Nicaragua this summer.  Why, you ask?  Because each year Mike sends me on what he has coined, a mom-cation, and this year instead of kicking it poolside with my mom in Eagle Rock, I will ...

Hi. Heather here.

As you may already know, I am going to Nicaragua this summer.  Why, you ask?  Because each year Mike sends me on what he has coined, a mom-cation, and this year instead of kicking it poolside with my mom in Eagle Rock, I will embark on a journey of a different sort.  I will hug kids that aren’t my own, don puppets, give away Bibles and see what my Maker has for me a world away.  Sounds like the Spanish version of a week with mom anyway.

Nicaragua is not a destination I ever fancied or felt called to.  In fact, recently, in an attempt to explore my familiarity with the region, I performed a free association exercise. I said the word Nicaragua aloud and all that came to mind was Noriega. I do realize the imprisoned Panamanian Dictator has little to do with Nicaragua, but that’s the best I could do. If you have ever been on a mission trip though, you know that it is not the destination that draws you, but the Spirit. I think I have something to learn and something to give, and for that reason I will be heading to Nicaragua on July 2 (via Panama, ironically) for a 9 day excursion into the unknown on a divine adventure--one that I hope will inspire my own children to seek out the thrill of having impact and the  joys of self forgetfulness.

I am not only informing you about my pending departure, but humbly requesting your partnership.  The team I am going with is raising funds to cover the trip, and as a contributor to that effort, I have agreed to do what makes me more uncomfortable than visiting the Korean Spa in Spanaway, asking for financial support.  Nothing is expected, everything is appreciated and prayer is enough.  

                            You are loved,

                            Heather

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