The trip was of course as usuall..to fast! We had an amazing year as my husband and I bought our first ever property together where we invision having our own farm. We bought 7 acres near Popoyo in a town called La Virgin Morena, it is nestled near the locals and I have dreams of putting some tree houses in our two giant mango trees for the local kids to come play in. On another personal note, Roberto and I started Paso Popoyo Horse Tours where we have 8 horses and are offering horseback riding tours through the beaches of Guasacate, Popoyo, and Santana. Look us up on facebook under Paso Popoyo Horse Tours. Our loyal workers will be running the business as we are USA bound until fall 2011.
We had an amazing Christmas this year for the kids...were able to with the help of generous American patrons, sponsor over 500 kids. Check out the pictures below. If you are interested in sponsoring a child for $5 for this next Christmas feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I was also honored and pleased to work alongside of Cadre Academy a hard core missions group who is prepared to go out and work in areas unreached in harsh and heavy conditions check out iamcadre.com. They helped do classes with the local kids for more than a month and we were all sad to see them leave.
The local library in Las Salinas was donated 6 new apple desktop computers which I was able to offer typing classes for a month...the kids picked up so fast and I am happy to say that there are many other volunteers still helping teach while I am here in the USA.
If you are ever interested in taking your talents to Nicaragua to help in any way I can do my best to line you up with many ready to learn children. I will be working a lot these next 6 months saving for our life in Nicaragua and working on new paintings. To see my progress you can check out my Art blog at www.dawngrayart.blogspot.com
Talk to you soon