The Kellys

The Kellys
Welcome to the Nica Kelly blog! Keep up to date with school "Colegio Cristiano Manto de Gracia" in Nueva Guinea, Nicaragua.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Creative ministry to shoeshine boys

Today, Saturday the 23rd, the missionary group from Life Journey church ministered in a unique way to the local shoeshine boys. Pastor Jim Lugar explained how Jesus came to serve, not to be served and how when we serve, we portray that side of Jesus. He them asked them to let the group wash their feet, which is very awkward for them, but they did it and the Spirit really met them. It was definitely very cool.

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sharing in the Barrio

This week, a group of kids (and a few adults) from Life Journey Church in Prosper, TX, were with us sharing both the Lord and basic provisions in the barrio in which we live (Zona 8 of Nueva Guinea). They visited over 100 houses leaving a package of basic provisions (rice, beans, oil, salt, sugar, soap, crackers, and of course, coffee). They prayed for each home and also shared the gospel with them.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Planting palm trees

Yesterday, the city of Nueva Guinea donated to our school 100 "palmera" seedlings, along with some papaya, jamiaca, and other trees. They have a nursery by the river and wanted to help us with the property we have. We plan to line the road and walkways with the palm trees, and plant the madroño (national tree of Nicaragua) in a central place. In the truck with the trees is "Rodivito", the son of our principal.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Baby "Belén"

Today, July 10 (which happens to be my birthday), one of our first grade teachers, Cruz Urbina, had her baby. She named her "Belén", which is a beautiful girl's name, but translates to "Bethlehem". When I was in high school, for me Belén (New Mexico) was just a sports rival. She is on maternity leave for 2 months and we really look forward to her return.