Friday, March 28, 2014

First week...

It feels like a lot longer than a week! But we arrived here a week ago yesterday afternoon...and I must say, we are feeling pretty settled in. (for all of you who are still battling is so lovely and warm here, with constant breeze blowing off the water.)

BICU Campus
Donna has a job! She had contacted a local university last fall about teaching, but it was hard to make plans when we weren't sure exactly when we would get back. So she emailed on Monday and went in on Wednesday and came home with a job: teaching a new course on English Literature to those working on Saturdays to get a bachelor's degree. It will be a 4-hr. a day course, so a challenge, but an interesting challenge. She'll have about 20 students from 20+ to 30+ years of age. It all starts April 12th!

The next item of news is a trip Dan is going on...

These are the people they will be working with..

...and the types of villages they will be visitig...

Tomorrow he and a friend from Cayman Islands who works here are heading up-river for 10 days. They plan to do some work on Eddie's dugout canoe and then visit some villages where Eddie has been working. The people are extremely poor in this area so there is much to be done.

Please pray:
- that Dan and Eddie will have a safe and fruitful trip.
- that Donna can gather all the materials she needs off the internet and that she can organize the course so that it will be interesting and enjoyable.
- we are submitting a grant application to Samaritan's Purse for the boat we want to build or buy. Pray that we have a favorable response from them.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Finally arrived in Bluefields...

After a month of traveling...Tupelo, MS...Cabot, AR...Arlington, TX...Managua, Nicaragua...we have arrived at our new home, Bluefields! It was a good trip over from Managua...front seats for the 5 hour bus ride and cloudy skies for the 2 hour boat ride. Beautiful scenery and friendly people. 

Stopping for snacks along the road

Before we left Managua, we were able to get prayed for by Margarita, Ruby's sister, to send us out to her hometown. She still has family in Bluefields...a sister and a son. We are hoping to make contact with them soon.

Dan and Donna with Miss Margarita...

So we are here! A lobster lunch was waiting for us at Ed and Ligia's home/guesthouse. And we were able to mostly unpack 5 suitcases and 2 trunks yesterday the rest done this morning while Dan made the rounds of the boatyards. It is so good to be back! We will keep you posted as His plans unfold for us.

Please continue to pray for:

  • Finances - for the boat and our monthly support
  • Boat design decisions as well as who the builder should be
  • Language study
  • For relationships to develop with the community here
Dan and Donna

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Letton's Newsletter

Here is our most recent newsletter for those of you who have not received it by snail-mail. If you didn't receive it and would like to get our next one, please send your address to:

We will be posting updates on this keep checking.

blessings, Dan and donna