Our Senior Disability Director, Grant Ostrander, is back from another trip to the Central American country of Nicaragua. Grant took his family to the island of Ometepe, in the center of Lake Nicaragua for a short term mission and aid trip.
Grant has made a habit of traveling to Nicaragua every July to work with an orphanage and provide service to the impoverished areas on the island. Among other projects this summer, Grant and his team worked specifically on building two separate homes for families in great need.
One home was built for a disabled man with a wife and three children. The man, formerly a brick layer, had suffered an aneurysm that left him hemiplegic at a young age. He and his family had been living in a single room hut made out of palm and coconut branches. Grant and his team were able to dig and pour the foundation as well as lay all of the brick to construct a new home for the family. The roof was added soon after the team had returned to states.
The other home was built for a young man that has devoted his life to serving his native island community. The island is a remote area of the country and is one of the poorest areas in Central America. The average income on the island is less that $300 per year!
Grant has a passion for serving others, and has committed to building lives in Nicaragua. We are glad to have him back after another successful trip!
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