We’ve mentioned it’s rainy season in Central America. But in the San Juan del Sur area of Nicaragua, recent flooding was worse than anyone has seen in years. Aid groups stepped in to help, but they missed a hidden community of 25 families whose houses were washed away beside a river. But our friends Bronson and Vanessa Mills of @8yearsglobal noticed. They live in San Juan del Sur now and drive by the river often. That’s how they witnessed the devastating effects of the flooding on the families there. They immediately offered to help.
We have pretty great friends. When we arrived in San Juan del Sur to visit the Mills, they let us tag along for their first delivery of food, sanitary items, and other essentials. During that visit, they found out mattresses were the next immediate need.
In this week’s episode, we show our “Princess and the Pea Mission,” starting with the local shopping process and ending with delivery to the riverside families.
We’re grateful to have been part of this good thing. It’s a lesson in doing what lies nearest: seeing a need and not waiting for someone else to help, but doing what we can right away. The world needs more of that, don’t you think?
Our time in Nicaragua has gone by so fast. Honestly, it’s been a rough couple of weeks with Caspian being sick for more than a week (stomach bugs and tiny homes are not a great combination), immediately followed by me getting sick. I’m still trying to recover, which is why you didn’t see me in this week’s video.
But real life continues on the road, including getting sick. We all do the best we can until things start looking up again.
Next week, we cross the border overland into Costa Rica.