Let me tell you about Mario. Mario has a baseball team. It is young people from our poorest barrio. The range from 9-15 in ages.
He works tirelessly for these boys. He has helped provide them with computer classes, English classes and so much more. He is one of the good guys.
The reason I admire him so much is that in spite of the fact that he speaks fluent English, has a outgoing personality and a patient disposition his tourist business is suffering greatly during this crisis.
If the tourists were here, then he would be translating and tour guiding and making a lot of money. Instead he coaching a baseball team for free.
This is part of what I’ve been talking about for almost 6 years. When things seem hopeless … maybe a change in direction is needed. That’s what he did.
I have partnered with Mario to teach the English classes. The boys are eager learners and participate in class. They understand that the skills we try to teach will help them in the future.
I pray for Mario everyday… I hope you will too.
We talk about faith, hope, and love a lot on this blog. This is an example of all three coming together.
Faith in the youth of our country that will build a future that is much brighter than the one they see today.
Hope that our country will stabilize and the tourist will come back. These tourist which, as I have said so often, provide the backbone of our economic system.
And finally, love of the children and the families of Pantanal. Giving these poorest of the por hope as well.
Your support helps us serve them. Thank you for that support. Your prayers, your encouragement and your thoughts are being tremendous returns. Keep up the good work.
I’ll be coming to the U.S. in October. I hope to get an opportunity to speak to anyone who wants to share in our dream of a better, more prosperous Nicaragua.
Dios los bendiga