Another Alpha update from Miraflor, this time from Alpha 8's Rachelle who are in San Jose, assisting the community in the construction of a Community Centre.
Challenging does not begin to describe the first few days of our community centre works... The Nicaraguan sun beat down on us relentlessly as we toiled in the heat, levelling the slope in preparation of laying the foundations of the building on day five. A trip to the water hole was therefore much deserved leaving the group refreshed, relaxed and raring to go once again.
Our ‘foster’ families have been nothing short of amazing, feeding us far too much and taking far too good a care of us. Although the language barrier has been challenging for some, we have all learnt that laughter is an international language and it is fair to say that everyone has managed to bond well with their new Nicaraguan families. A discussion over the delicious rice, beans and tortillas came to the common consensus that what was, at first, an overwhelming experience, is now an environment where all of Alpha 8 are comfortable.
Work continues on the centre and next Wednesday we look forward to the visit of Bravo One on their road trip next week. To all our friends and family at home – we are well and having an amazing time!
Alpha 8 x
Sorry that we can't bring you any photos so far from the Nicaragua groups - next week as stated, Bravo One will be visiting and receiving photos from Alphas 6, 7 and 8. Rest assured once we have them, blogs will be update accordingly.