Work to Support a Need-Greater

Michelle Wed, 11/16/2016 - 15:32

As many of you may know, I have begun to teach English Online as a way to support myself in my endeavour as a need-greater, serving in Nicaragua. Since Teaching English Online is now a very popular way to make money from "home", many ex-pats and world travelers are starting to jump on the bandwagon.

I recently started a new online job with a company called Sprout 4 Future. This is different from some of the other online jobs that I've held in the past because the classes are with Chinese children between the ages of 5-14. It's quite a different ballgame to keep children entertained, especially when the class (and teacher) is online through a video chat.

This is where Webcam Max is AWESOME.....

El Crucero

Michelle Sun, 01/05/2014 - 00:06

El Crucero. We arrived on a school bus stuffed full of witnesses who were all riding back from the convention together. The town of El Crucero is about 30 minutes away from the outskirts of Managua. It's far enough away so we feel safe here. The town is quite small. I think there are technically a lot of people who live in the town, but there really isn't much of anything available here as far as stores, restaurants, etc...

Next Time, Pack a Lunch!

chellbellding Thu, 02/07/2008 - 13:09

My full Friday of service has been a VERY interesting experience. The service have been amazing.... from an adventerous standpoint its been fun to ride the bus to the middle of nowhere and trek thru the little communities to our studies. I'd never ever before pictured myself living this kind of life, but it's been fun... and the results of my efforts have made it well worth it.

The New House

chellbellding Tue, 02/05/2008 - 16:16

I've been SOOOO crazy busy here. There's a brother named Lars (from Canada) who will soon be moving to El Crucero. He found a house for rent before I arrived and signed the contract on it.... But the problem turned up when he was accepted for a surgery that he had applied for in Canada. He's supposed to be leaving for Canada the same week (this week) that he was supposed to move in the new house.

Nicaraguan Ciestas

chellbellding Mon, 01/14/2008 - 13:59

Afternoon naps must be one of the best things in the world! When I lived in the states, I rarely had the time for a nap... or if I did, I simply didn't take one. Since I've lived in Latin America, naps are a normal, and required part of daily life. Mind you, not all Nicaraguans nap.... Generally a lot of them have their normal full-time jobs and don't get home until the evening, so there's no time. I guess that's why I rarely napped in Virginia.... but here, let me tell you...

Nicaragua Life

Michelle Wed, 04/18/2007 - 19:39

Wow, After all this time. All this planning, i can't believe we actually accomplished this! It's really pretty amazing! We arrived safely into San Jose, Costa Rica and our friend Dan arranged for us to have a place to stay with some friends in the english congregation down there. The past week getting ready to leave had been very exhausting so we just spent a day trying to relax and recover and it was welcome! Costa Rica is so beautiful! Around 12:30 we decided to walk to a nearby mall to get some lunch. It was a bit of a walk ( and our first day completely without transportation!

Bye Bye John & Jeanna, Hello Mike & Jared

Michelle Wed, 11/15/2006 - 13:14

The time has come to say goodbye to John and Jeanna. Wahhh! We had such a great time with them. They really changed the dynamics of this trip. I hope they enjoyed coming as much as we enjoyed having them! We brought them up to the airport in Managua and said our goodbyes... then we waited for Mike’s plane to arrive. It took quite a while but after they were sent off and Mike landed we jumped in a bus heading back to Granada to meet Jared. It was so nice to see him again! We got the scoop on Las Salinas (the town where he lives) and Granada.


Michelle Thu, 10/19/2006 - 14:03

So far so good! Granada is really pretty. Very colonial city, and as far as I can tell they’ve got plenty of conveniences. The only annoying thing so far is that occasionally the electricity goes out for no apparent reason. Everyone has generators to keep their business going and as soon as the lights flicker you hear all those engines start up.

Attack of the Killer Ants

Michelle Tue, 10/17/2006 - 13:42

This morning set off for the volcano Arenal.... again. I've got this monster green backpack that is SO heavy. John keeps making fun of me.... I really didn't pack that much stuff but it seems like I did because the backpack is just so heavy. Fortunately it's a lot easier to carry when it's on and when you're standing straight up... but in your arms, it's a ton. So I'm lugging this thing around, but its ok. I've got a handle on it! We pile into the Land Cruiser and Nathan brings us to the bus stop and where we needed to wait for the right bus to take us up to Tilaran.

Special Assembly Day - Costa Rica English

Michelle Mon, 10/16/2006 - 16:52

The special assembly day was so nice! We got to meet brothers from the english congregations and groups all over Costa Rica. It was very similar to Mexico's english assemblies in that there is this apparent zeal and excitement for the ministry. Everyone there has a specific goal in mind and they're all just so eager to accomplish their ministry.

It was a very encouraging assembly and we had a speaker from the Costa Rica Bethel branch. A brother named Will Teasdale gave some really GREAT talks. When John, Jeanna, Paola and I left the assembly, we were totally pumped up!