Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Nicaragua is fast approaching!

Once I get my Christmas orders completed then it will be full steam ahead with the planning and packing for Nicaragua! We have our suitcases packed- Many thanks to everyone that donated supplies. Any thing extra will be boxed up and sent down in a cargo container in the new year.

One of the PAN Missions reps is in Nicaragua now and e mailed us some information.

There are 25 sewers which works out well as I have assembled 25 sewing kit gift bags for the women. Currently they are making bedspreads and pillow cases. 5 women are new sewers. There will be 10 sewing machines for us to use when we are there. The sewing will take place in a newly build church and the congregation is taking pride in keeping this facility neat and tidy and it appears to be in a "very very poor" area.

There will be 120 children who will be coming to learn crafts as it is their Summer/ Christmas break for the time we are there.

Specifically the Co-op has asked us to teach them how to make school uniforms which consist of white blouses and nave blue pleated skirts. They have never attempted this kind of garment before so we are in for a challenge!

Can't wait for January 3rd!