Archives for September, 2012

THURSDAY

09/13/2012 Whew.  We are on the bus after finishing our last day in San Jose.  We are tired and more than a little stinky, but there is a lot of energy and smiling right now.  This is my fourth trip, so I can say with some authority that this was the most work we’ve ever…

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WEDNESDAY

09/12/2012 Today was filled with many coffee plant leaves in the face, a lot of interaction with the families and a blazing hot sun, as usual. The first activity we got the privilege to do was help fertilize the coffee plants in Baltazar’s field. Most of the coffee plants were three feet tall so when…

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TUESDAY

09/11/2012 Today was such a full day and probably the best day I have experienced during my two visits to San Jose! After devotions and a time of singing, we traveled out to a coffee field owned by a young married couple and their brother.  They depend a lot on other members of the Village…

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MONDAY

09/10/2012 Latitude N 13°04’24.396 Longitude W 085° 46’43.683, Altitude 1760 to 2100 feet, 10,000 steps, over 5.5 miles, 29 families, ~250,000 coffee plants, 3 irrigated plots, 17 more irrigation tanks to be installed, and on and on. There are a lot of numbers associated with this trip. And they can get overwhelming. Yet for me…

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SUNDAY

09/09/2012 The long awaited greeting from the village of San Jose was beautiful! They greeted us with songs, dances, tiny soccer ball chocolates and cute little stick people gifts. Best part was that they video taped us doing the palm tree dance! What a precious experience. I am thrilled that I won’t be driving here,…

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SATURDAY

09/08/2012 It’s been a long day of travel, with some worries of missing flights, but all bags and passengers arrived thanks to Trinity’s watchful eye regardless of how many times I wandered off! The hotel is incredibly nice and my first meal Plato del Pueblo (Traditional Dish,) pulled chicken and beef, rice beans, fried ripe…

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PRE-TRIP MESSAGE

09/07/2012 Well, Service Team 3 is almost ready to take off for Nicaragua. We leave very early tomorrow morning. This will be the first visit for half of our team of 12. I remember the anxiety and excitement I felt on my first trip. But we are all looking forward to seeing our San Jose…

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