Wednesday, December 18, 2013

COUNTING THE COST: Where do you buy your food?

Like most countries, Nicaragua has a variety of grocery shopping options and I'll try to cover them in more detail than I have in the past.

Here's what you need to know about buying food here: 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Need-Greaters Share Your Experiences Online Your Way

Choosing a place to post your pictures is a personal decision. Not everyone is fond of the very public viewing of their posts and photos on a blog like this one. Even though we all know there is no such thing as private, there are some sites that are designed to be more public than others. Let's talk about just a few. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

A Missionary's Life: People of all nations, tribes and tongues...

I love translation news. Here's a great post from Linka's blog on the translation department in Guinea, Africa.

A Missionary's Life: People of all nations, tribes and tongues...: It's the middle of July and the heat is stifling.  Peter and I have just taken a 30 hour taxi ride to the capital of Guinea in or...


Friday, December 6, 2013


Are you looking for a place to stay?

When you're going to a foreign country for any amount of time the hardest thing is trying to find a place to stay. The length of your stay will determine the amount of stress that you have so let's get right into this. 

I'm going to divide this into length of time, budget, and size of family. These are averages based on Granada since most people are looking to go there. Since they are one of the most expensive you can't go wrong in your budgeting if you're a little high on this number.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


*Keep track of the dates people, things change here so if you see this a year from now remind me to update it ;-)

I couldn't fit everything in one post the way I wanted to, so I decided to break it down into a series of posts all with the main title COUNTING THE COST. Everyone has different needs and different expectations so I thought we'd take each theme and break it down so that it's a little more comprehensive. 

The second most asked question I get is how much does it cost or how much should I save up to come down. 

I'll be honest and straight with you. I HAVE NO IDEA. It depends on what kind of trip you're planning. A person who's moving here to serve for several years is looking for something very different than a family coming for two weeks. Some people are here to preach, play or just visit with friends. That being said let me try to at least point you in the 'ballpark' of what you can expect.

If you're serious about coming to Nicaragua and there's something you'd like to see feel free to comment below. All previous comments from other posts are already being included for those who've been following my blog for awhile. 


Monday, December 2, 2013

Welcome to Nindiri!

We have settled in to our new home in Nindiri! I know this post has been a long time coming but I wanted to be able to tell you the truth when I say: I LOVE IT!