Saturday, January 17, 2009


Dear Followers of Sister Act 3!

I know, I know, it’s been a long time since the last post but I warned you that I might not get a chance to connect until after I returned to Nicaragua.

So….here I am back in Managua after a little over a month in Michigan, Missouri and Ohio. It was a great time with family and friends. A lot was crammed into a short time but I tried to keep it spaced and unhurried. Thanks again to all of you who made it such a rewarding time. Thanks for the gift of you and your time and your interest in what’s happening in my little corner of the world a.k.a. Nicaragua! Many of you were generous, also with donations for our projects here and your Nica sisters and brothers are most grateful as we work toward sustainable development.

NOW!! I hate to tell those of you who are in the midst of the DEEP FREEZE in the States that I’m sitting here in my office with all five windows open and feeling the sun, temps in the 80’s and fairly strong breezes. I so wish I could box it up and send it your way. I’m so conscious of those who don’t have adequate shelter and warmth and are suffering with the intense cold. I keep closely connected to what is happening in other parts of the world on a daily basis and send positive energy to all those areas.

We met yesterday as a rural team and I informed our director and team members of the generosity of many and they are indeed grateful. There will be additional cows, chickens, silos for seeds, latrines, athletic equipment, books and pencils because of sisters and brothers in the USA. Next week we will have two days of planning in all areas in which Cantera is involved. We’re all impacted by the poverty here and the difficult economy (to say the least!) in the US and Europe, but together we will move on. It’s a time for redefining priorities and determining needs vs. wants.

I will be in touch on a more regular basis once we are back into a more “normal” routine. Please be assured of my gratitude for each of you and your prayers and good wishes. Needless to say, you are very much in my thoughts and prayers.

Hopefully, the photos will warm those of you who are in the “freezer” currently!

Your sister,