We are at the beginning of another week of our busy season down here in Nica, and it has been so good lately.

We were able to host a team of college-aged students from Ft Myers, Florida, two weeks ago and we loved it! Many of the team had been to Nicaragua before, as well as other overseas missions to places like Haiti. It was incredibly fun to work alongside each of them as they helped us finish the chapel upgrade at Ruby Ranch, paint the water pipe and dig holes to be able to plant more trees up at the chapel.

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And then we had the great honor of joining them out in Cristo Rey, the new dump community where many of them are able to sponsor kids as a part of a scholarship program. As we arrived at the church that they work out of we even recognized a few kiddos from last summer at RR. It was a really special afternoon for us as we reconnected with these kids (in the photo below) who are so sweet and so excited about life.

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And then, as if the entire week with them wasn’t enough, we were invited to join into their last team time together, a time of encouragement and love. Each bracelet in the photo below represents a sweet word from a new friend, and we are so grateful for each of them.

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In other news, our kiddo is growing like a champ and kicking up a storm! Most evenings I get some not so subtle reminders that there is in fact a little human growing inside me, but we have grown to look forward to those little interactions and can’t wait until we get to meet him or her for the first time.

I do have a big ultrasound appointment coming up next week, in which we will check on the progress of Home-slice (which is the most current nickname). Everything so far has been good, with the exception of my iron being a little low, but that is easily remedied. We feel so lucky to be this little person’s parents and we are genuinely looking forward to all that is coming.

On that note, with a new addition to our family, we are realizing that we need more monthly support. Not only will our bills inevitably increase, but we have had some random things come up in regards to the kiddo that we weren’t really expecting, and I am sure that will only continue. So if you would like to join our support team, please e-mail us at landjbaron@gmail.com. We need to raise $500 more per month.

And thank you for your continued prayers!

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