28 Jul 2014

CHS Students Travel to Nicaragua

Twelve CHS students traveled to Nicaragua and spent the July 13 through 20 working with Cantera, an organization who established several community centers and a farm in and around the city of Managua, Nicaragua. 

The experience included a combination of traditional mission work and learning the history of the nation and its people. Students were also able to share and exchange the different cultures of the participating groups.

Mission work included spending time at a community center for youths. There, they worked with students in an English class, helped paint a mural and taught dances. The students also visited the home of Sr. Dianne, a local Sister of St. Joseph ministering in Nicaragua.

Other activities they participated in include picking up roadside trash, building raised planting beds at the Cantera community farm and playing soccer with other kids from a rural community.

The Bears were also able to fit in some sightseeing into their busy mission schedule. They visited the town of Granada and Managua, and saw the active volcano, Masaya. They were also able to witness many of the programs that are actively making a difference in Nicaragua, including íÍHope in Actioníñ and íÍPodcasts for Peace.íñ