Thursday, November 19, 2009
New Home amazing Fiance and Christmas Toy Drive
Hola de Nicaragua!
The smell of smoke and heat mixed with fruit and chicken welcomed me outside of the Managua airport along with a very happy fiance who embraced me with a huge hug. Oct. 24, 2009, a day of Joy. After being separated from Nicaragua, the one I love, the kids, my life here....I was overcome with happiness to be back in this land.
All is well here in Las Salinas, Nicaragua. The school house "Brazos de Amor" is now cleaned and reopened for Sunday school, art classses, and hopefully start our English classes in December. All the kids are beyond excited about starting classes and the invite I gave for them all to join our Nicaraguan wedding in ...wow...almost 2 weeks, Nov. 28th. If you were not aware from the previous email updates, I have for the past 7 months been planning to marry my best friend, now fiance and love of my life Roberto Moraga...I could write more but if you would like to see updates on our wedding you can feel free to check out www.nicawedding.blogspot.com . Thanks for everyone's prayers for Roberto's visa to come to the USA we are still hoping for him to come this winter! (have our legal USA wedding) :)
With Thanksgiving around the corner, my wedding, and then comes Christmas, I wanted to write to you before it was to late about some future plans. Roberto and I are wanting to sponsor children this Christmas here and start a Toy Drive to bless some kids who might not have the opportunity to recieve this year. We talked about having the church open the doors to serve "gallo pinto" which is a rice and beans dish along with a drink and have the children show up to recieve a designated gift. Roberto and I are willing to sponsor 65 kids with Nicaragua Art Missions funds through the sales of my Red Dawn Designs art prints. After talking to some of the local moms we configured the price per gift would be from $3 to $5 per kid. If anyone would like to sponsor a kid, please let me know. I am able to recieve paypal through www.nicaraguaartmissions.blogspot.com or through the email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also mail my USA residence and my left hand woman, Debi, can handle stateside funds. I am also getting the local Nicaraguans, and Americans who live here and can afford to do this to participate as well. Please email me the specific details if you would like to sponsor a gift for a child as shown below.
1. A. Male B. Female
2. 1 (1 month - 2 years)
2 (3 years- 6 years)
3 (7 years-10 years)
4 (11 years- 14 years)
so for example if you would like a girl who is 5 years old to sponsor email me, (B,2).
Dawn G. Gray
833 Cedar Dr.
Kill Devil Hills NC 27948
I'll update soon....Thanks so much! Happy Christmas to you all!