Monday, January 11, 2010

Hello world, I have the honor of posting our first blog after our wonderful home stays.  We all had an amazing (and safe) experience.  As soon as we entered our communities we were met with open arms.  Each of us enjoyed our times with our families and couldn't have asked for anything more.
We spent 48 hours in a community called El Roblar, the members of this community were some of the most beautiful people I have ever met.  In my particular home we spent a majority of the time laughing with our family, we had so much fun.  I have really been taken back by this whole experience and its hard to put into words. My home stay experience was no different.  On top of the beautiful hills, trees, mountains, plants and flowers we were surrounded by beautiful people.  Each and everyone of us felt extremely welcome during our time there and none of us really wanted to leave.
I have few words when describing our 1st week here in Nicaragua, which may be hard to believe for those who know me, but I have encountered some of the most prideful, happy, and beautiful people ever in the past 7 days and I can't wait to see what the next week has in store for us.
To my family and friends I love you all and I miss you all, I wish i could experience this with you all because I have been left virtually speechless by this beautiful country and its beautiful people.


  1. Hi Jeff and the other members of Team Nicaragua 2010.....Jeff for you to be rendered "speechless" can only mean that your experience in Nicaragua is life changing...We are so proud of you and the other team members and can't wait to hear about all of your adventures when you return. Continue to be safe....We love & miss u. Aunt Jill, Jordan & Justin

  2. You're right Jeff, for those who know you a few words sounds hard to imagaine but I am glad that you are experiencing new things and meeting new people. Take care and I hope the remainder of your week is just as eye opening and exciting for all of you as the previous one has been.

    Love, mom

  3. Hi Jr,

    Yes, we are very surprised that you are rendered are certainly not a person of few (ur speechlessness) is a testament to the fact that this experience has been awe inspiring and life changing. We cannot wait for you to return so that we can can witness and hear firsthand what you have learned and how your life is forever changed. We love you and miss you and hope that the remainder of your adventure is just as enlightening.
    Dad, Pam, Lima, PJ and Lance

  4. Sounds lovely Jeff, Can't wait to hear about it!
    Sending loving vibrations your way,

    "Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart" - Rumi ;)