Last month’s inaugural ceremony for the newly constructed homes in the village of Las Palmas attracted a Nicaraguan TV news crew. This was a happy moment for all involved, as each family was presented with a Bible and the keys to their sturdy new home, provided by Rainbow Network with funding from Cross Catholic. The event included music, a traditional dance performance, and a blessing by a priest.
The joy on the people’s faces was a testimony to just how special of a gift these simple cinderblock houses really are. This is their chance to step out of squalor and grab hold of a better future, as they take ownership of their new homes and contribute their own time and effort to painting walls, putting up fences and creating a beautiful community.