I feel like a kid in kindergarten with a long paper chain spread across the room to countdown the days of school. But instead of using a paper chain I use a high tech countdown app.
95 days until Panama!
To think I have already been in Costa Rica longer than I’ve ever been in Panama at one time is crazy.
My first trimester was amazing. I love my teachers and classmates and had a great time exploring San Jose. And most importantly, I am learning so much!
Over the two week break between trimesters I was able to take a three day trip to Nicaragua. I visited all my old places of ministry and hang out spots. It is insane to see how much the kids have grown up since I’ve seen them last and especially since I first met a lot of them in 2011. I am so grateful I had this opportunity to check in on my niños and visit a country I love so much. It was a great time of fellowship with my Nica friends and fellow missionaries.
In Nicaragua I heard multiple times that my Spanish has improved so much (shoutout to CINCEL language school!) and I was able to put into practice all the things I have been learning for the past four months.
After a two short weeks of vacation between classes five missionaries left Costa Rica to enter their mission field and received eighteen more (not including children)! Two of those missionaries are my fellow Engage Nicaragua alumni- how fun!
We have spent the last few days showing around our new classmates and teaching them about San Jose. On Tuesday we leave for a three day trip to Panama to renew our visas and classes begin next Monday!
I love this life of mine!
Thank you to everyone who makes it possible for me to be here learning Spanish and to, soon, be moving to Panama!
Pictures from Nicaragua trip below.