With Session 1 interns leaving and Session 2 interns arriving earlier this week, things have been pretty busy here at the Manna house. Here’s what’s been going on:
- On Saturday we said goodbye to the Session 1 interns. We were sad to see them go, but so many incredible memories remain.
- On Sunday the Session 2 interns arrived. Everyone has settled in well and gotten to know each other. This group has a number of medical students with special projects so there will be a big focus on health this month.
- Rainy season has officialy begun, bringing downpours and power outages. Many programs have been cancelled recently because the rain floods the dirt road that leads to our main meeting space. Power outages have also caused problems, although we don’t cancel programs because of them. I was amazed last week when our English 3 class took their test in the dark, using only flashlights. Part of living in Nicaragua is learning to adjust on the fly.
- This past week I led a yoga class in Spanish for the women’s exercise class that takes place twice a week. Since it was held in an open air building, I joked that is was a natural hot yoga class. It was a challenge but I was so glad I did it.
- Last night there was a magnitude 6.1 earthquake in norther Nicaragua, close to the Honduran border. Some of the PDs in the house felt the earthquake happen and heard reports confirming what had happened soon after. Everyone here is fine and as far as I know there was no damage in Managua.
That’s all for this week!