“Taste and see that the Lord is good!” Psalm 34:8
My love of food has led us to some delicious cafes, restaurants and hidden gems. Thursday afternoon led us to a bakery that had freshly baked cinnamon rolls, sourdough bread, homemade goat cheese…none of these are native to Nicaragua! It smelled (and tasted) divine!
We ordered a few goodies and began chatting with the owner, Eileen. She was a wealth of knowledge on the area and the more we talked the more we had in common. And then I glanced around the cafe…1 Corinthians 13 was on a poster on the wall; they work with local communities making some local products; and the name of the cafe “Todo Con Amor” “Do Everything with Love”.
Suddenly our conversation was more about her life story and her work here in Nicaragua. Eileen had a radical “come to Jesus moment” a few years ago. Her sincere love of people is evident! She and her husband, JJ have started a church here that brings together 13 communities. But they do so much more than just a church. We will share all that they are involved in over the next few days. We have hung out with them daily and are amazed at how their love of people, and the gifts God has given them, is impacting these communities.
Our family joined them at church yesterday. It was a great morning seeing God at work in this area of Nicaragua…the Spirit is moving!