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865 Second Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario
Canada

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church: a church community of faithful disciples of Jesus Christ, worshiping in Owen Sound, Ontario.

PAN MISSION TEAM BLOG

What a WONDERFUL Weekend!

dana.benson@standrewsowensound.org

We began Saturday with a thought-provoking devotion about partnership led by Reid,  Our team-building continued to climb as we supported each other on the zip lines strung through the lush rainforest canopy,  We sailed, bounced, flew like Superman and even hung upside down! We strolled through the colourful Catarina market and gazed at the breath-takingly beautiful lagoon.  Our visit with the girls at the Remar orphanage filled us with joy! Nails were painted, hundreds of elastics became bracelets, skipping ropes were turned and soccer balls flew and smiles beamed! 

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Dana's devotion encouraged us to ponder things we should allow to die so that we can experience  new life.  Our time in Nicaragua is certainly giving us many moments of awakening.   We were welcomed with open arms and tears were shed when we arrived at Divino Maestro, the church where our first team built Sunday school classrooms.  

Teaching "Making melodies in my heart" to the congregation 

Teaching "Making melodies in my heart" to the congregation 

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There were so many familiar, loving faces.  Lisette and Yader  introduced us to their fourth son,  We met Fanny's precious children.  Dana shared a sermon about bearing fruit as part of Jesus's tree and everyone clapped and said "amen"! Our team led the congregation in two lively songs before we reluctantly waved good-bye until we meet again.  In the evening we went on a night tour of the Masaya volcano and bat cave.  Thank goodness for  echolocation because we could feel the bats' wings against our cheeks! The views were spectacular.  We feel so thankful for the blessings and opportunities God has provided for us in Nicaragua. 

Jill Scott & Jenny Meloche

& the St. Andrews PAN TEAM

Jenny, Jill, and Ann with Lisette, Isaac, Alejandro 

Jenny, Jill, and Ann with Lisette, Isaac, Alejandro 

Jenny and Jill with Fanny's children: Stephanie and Ephriam

Jenny and Jill with Fanny's children: Stephanie and Ephriam