Expect the Unexpected (Managua, Nicaragua)

“Expect the unexpected,” John always tells the kids. And then he throws a stick at them or some other silly thing.

But the idea is there – one can never know just what might happen – especially when you are traveling.

So the other night we just kinda, sorta… stumbled into Hosanna Church here in Nicaragua. Desperate for a place to stay. Sicker than a dog. Not a pretty picture. But since then, the unexpected has happened. Why would I be surprised?

Adolfo has been amazing. Incredible really. He quickly stepped up to the plate and became a Road Angel the other night, but now we consider ourselves privileged to count him as an amigo – a friend.

Adolfo has helped us out here in Managua so much – from allowing us use of internet in his church office, to taking us out to lunch, to guiding us to a grocery store. We’ve had the privilege of presenting to kids here at the church school and attending the church service last night. It’s certainly been unexpected – but wonderful!

books by Nancy Sathre-Vogel

About Nancy Sathre-Vogel

After 21 years as a classroom teacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico. Now they are back in Idaho, putting down roots, enjoying life at home, and living a different type of adventure. It's a fairly sure bet that you'll find her either writing on her computer or creating fantastical pieces with the beads she's collected all over the world.

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One Response to Expect the Unexpected (Managua, Nicaragua)

  1. Evelyn June 4, 2009 at 5:00 pm #

    We know there are angels out there and they alway appear when we least expect them. Your family has been so blessed this past year with all the angels you have met. Glad to hear you are feeling better.
    School is out here for the summer. I had wonderful year and learned a lot in U.S. History and Biology. After giving the EOC’s, I believe I could have passed them had I taken them.
    Looking forward to some relaxation with my family.
    Keep traveling safely.

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