In July of this year, our Director of Operations, Grant Ostrander went back to Nicaragua. You may remember that last year Grant and Bo Harris both travelled to Managua and Ometepe, Nicaragua to serve local communities and work at an orphanage for 10 days.
Due to an expanding family, Bo could not make it this year. Grant instead took his wife and their 18 month old daughter, Cali, with him.
They spent the entire 10 days on the volcanic island of Ometepe in the middle of Lake Nicaragua working at the orphanage, Cicrin. Grant spent most of his time continuing his work on an erosion project and drainage trench, mixing and pouring concrete for walls, as well as laying block on a building on the property.
His wife, Kendall, spent time working with rebar for the new building, painting a mural in the local schoolhouse, helped teach some of the young women how to sew, and playing with the orphan children!
They enjoyed their time there and anxiously look forward to going back as soon and often as possible. Bringing their daughter with them allowed them to become close with many of the children. Most of them had never seen a blond-hared, blue-eyed little girl before!