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1: God's grace shared at the table. | Our warm welcome at our support church Soldados de la Cruz | Managua
2: Lists were made on prior logistics trips so that we could better divide the clothing into bags with the family names. The bags were then filled based on the family make up. | Our codes 1AF= 1 Adult Female 2AD= 2 Adolescent Males
3: Hours and hours of sifting through and organizing the clothes into their respective piles for loading the family bags efficiently.
4: Hundreds of individual bags were loaded in this pick up truck for a school in Matagalpa in the town of Dalia. We could have brought 10 tractor trailers and it would not have been enough.
5: We divided the clothes in the front room of a Christian radio station. Some local people seeing what we were doing asked for anything we could give. How could we say no?
6: Many months of preparation finally brings us to the day where we are able to meet the needs in a very real way... | Buses like these are filled from top to bottom and are a main source of transportation. They are in surprisingly good condition and are often lettered with praise to God. As is this one which states, " My pact with God"
7: God's beautiful creation in stark contrast to man's suffering existence.
8: Sometimes you just need someone who can help you through a tough time. God is great.!
9: So much need and so few of us. God will give the increase.
10: So many came... | Waiting patiently. | All with needs.
11: Clothes, food, candy, toys, supplies, and most importantly an abundance of love, were shared. | It's a gift even if you don't own a bike. | Gracious hearts | Matagalpa in the town of Dalia | We shipped hundreds of pounds of clothes and brought an additional 50 bags of luggage.
12: We brought Doctors to attend to needs. | Everyone was seen | It is rare for the majority to receive medical care of any kind. | AA CERG volunteers worked tirelessly and sacrificially...
13: ...demonstrating God's love in action.
14: Broken spirits and battered souls were lifted up for all ages to God...the only true source of healing.
15: These are the faces and souls our work is touching.
17: Each one of these little ones joyous laughter makes all the hard work worth the while. Hope for his world lies in the hope we bring.
18: Blessing the man of God. | Touch of God | One heart... many voices
19: Praise | This pastor had no idea his prayers for help would be answered in the way they were. | Anointing
20: The basics to feed one's family. | So small but full of power. | A wooden structure was built within these concrete walls awaiting funds to build the roof. The wait is over, the funds have now arrived. It has no floor. | Hundreds of pounds of food were purchased locally and divided for each family.
21: Falling into the arms of welcome...the Pastor is overjoyed. | An abundance of young excited help unloaded our cargo in short order.
22: Homemade rubber band bracelets adorned both the old and new | Miracles | Every gift was special to all. | Rubber band homemade bracelets adorned both the old and the new. | Expectation in the eyes of both the old and the very young.
23: Abundant in love..
24: Face painting, baseball, games...girls just being...well... Girls.
27: The impact on so many by so few. Smiles hide much of the pain they know. | Out on the field ready to play ball. | God will heal.
28: Uniforms for both the boys and girls along with new equipment were all donated by generous hearts that understood the mission,
29: There's no worse struggle than one that's not even done.
31: La Paz Carazo | Soldados de la Cruz
32: Laboring with love these ladies shined. | Reality... | Yet another church and it's community being blessed by the hard work and dedication of those who joined forces to meet the need. | La Paz Carazo
33: Preparing since 4am to feed the masses 60 lbs of rice, chicken, and baked bread, | Hands of love... | We came to serve... | Caring Hands... | No modern appliances, all cooked on open fires.
34: These are the faces of dedication and selfless love...
35: ...reaching souls and impacting lives one at a time.
37: The people who make up the AACerg are comprised of not just coworkers, but of those from every profession and walk of life. They all share the same vision, to reach out and truly make a difference in the lives of people they have never met, in a land that is not their own. Solely to offer a hand of help and a heart of love. To... "send a portion for whom nothing is prepared..." GOD