At the beginning I was like Moses or Jonas who refused to go to mission. They had many excuses. I was like them, know I understand why I am here in Nicaragua. It is a reality completely different from where I have been. When I arrived here in Managua Nicaragua , Sister Ana Maria was waiting for me at the main bus station. Then we went home where Angeles a volunteer was waiting for us. She is from Spain and is an Oculist.
It is my first time in the project “Generando Vida.” So I decided to get to know in each aspect of its
program, the bank, the pharmacy, the special dining room and library and so on.
At the bank there are three hundred and eighty five business women associates. They welcomed me so kind and warmly. Then I moved to the kitchen and dining room where more than one hundred children and elderly people take their lunch from Monday to Friday. I had the opportunity to share with some of the elderly people their happiness in the proyect. I can say that the Gospel is made for the humble because most of these are so grateful for their food they receive. I did this for a couple of weeks.
Now I work in the main office from Monday to Wednesday. On Thursday I go to visit the women of the bank. Friday in the afternoon I go with some friends to visit the women who have cancer. This is the most difficult reality for me here in Nicaragua because the reality of the women and the condition they are living is tragic. Some of the women are survivors of cancer and others are in treatment and others have just discovered that they have cancer, breast cervix, or thyroid cancer. Some of the women are so young they are in their early thirties. Those women transmitted me hope because they are women of deep faith and they are so positive in such terrible sickness. I had discovered the face of God in those realities.
Monday to Thursday I work in the library where more than one hundred children go every day to do their
homework. Here I have contact with children so this give me the opportunity to be their teacher I explain
to them or help them about how to do their homework. I am very happy here. The people are so special and kind. Each person we visited and helped they appreciated very much our concern. Some of them said to us thank you for coming because nobody else has the patience to listen and visit.
One difficulty here in Nicaragua is the weather which is very hot. Sometimes I feel so tired I hope I will get to used to this tropical weather.
Sr. Alejandra NDS
Thank you very much for your prayers.