We made it to Miami!!!! We are so thankful to have made it back safely to the States, but we already miss Nicaragua so much. It was really hard to say goodbye to the CCI Nicaraguan staff. Many tears were shed, but we didn’t say “Goodbye…” instead it was “See you later.” We know that, even if we don’t see them in flesh again, we will be seeing them in Heaven, which brings us joy and peace. There is no way to fully express the love we have in our hearts for those people. They have left an eternal impact on our lives.   

  I could not be more PROUD of our Towers team. The way they served, jumped right in, pursued their campers and built relationships with the Nicaraguan staff was incredible and encouraging to watch. Anna and I were truly blessed to lead them. The Lord unified our team quickly and it was a gift to hear all that the Lord taught them. I learned more about myself and the Grace of God through our staffers. I cannot speak more highly of them.   

 
For now, we enjoy our last few hours together until  we arrive in Dallas and say our goodbyes. I’ll be honest, I’ll probably shed some tears. I may or may not be tearing up as I write this. The Lord has been so faithful. Thank you for your prayers and encouraging comments. It was one of our favorite parts of the day to read them. We can’t wait to see everyone from home and share more stories of how God moved! 

I leave you with this…

“For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.” 2 Corinthians 5:13-15

All the glory goes to the Lord. He controls us. The only reason we do good works and even desire to do good works is because of Him. It’s His spirit in us that loved those kids in Nicaragua. We can’t do anything good without Him. He is the reason we have joy. He is the reason we do what we do, because He has transformed our lives, and we are so thankful. 

  
Praying that everyone who kept up with the blog has been blessed and encouraged in the gospel. We love you all and are beyond thankful for your prayers. 

In Him, 

Maddie