Cap Execution Day!
Hola! This is Jack and Makenna here ready to inform you about today’s happenings! To start the day off we had a great breakfast of omelet and some toast, which was a great way to kick start our work filled day. After breakfast we headed out to Fundacion Cristal where we had the whole day to continue our projects that we started the day before. We were able to make an extraordinary amount of progress; digging out all the holes where the plants were going to be planted by the cute little children tomorrow as well as finishing painting the 200+ signs that were going to be placed in front of the plants. The weather was fairly nice to us, providing a comforting sprinkle for those that were outside doing laborious work as well as a nice breeze for those that were working inside the school on the center garden. Throughout our 7 hours at the school we were able to accomplish a ton more than was expected of us since it was only our second day there. After our CAP project we headed back to the hostel where we celebrated one of our beloved Global Glimpse Leader’s birthday with lots of dancing, cake, and candy.
Today was a great day for us to exemplify the three C’s since we were all working hard and having fun at the same time. Those that worked on the outside garden had to have an exceptional amount of courage, lifting rocks off of ant hills as well as finding scorpions in the flower bags. For those that worked on the plant signs demonstrated their complete commitment to this project through their tedious work of sanding, painting, drying, and repeating all day long. Those that worked in the center garden showed every drop of compassion that they had through the delicate handiwork on the flowers that would definitely bring a smile to the children and parents of the community.
One thing that definitely stood out to us was the issue of proper communication that the group had with each other, whether it be within the group or with the other volunteers that were present today. Although we started the day a little rough with lack of understanding each other’s intentions, we were able to put all that aside after lunch and progress towards the success that we ended the day with. We both were extremely proud of the way the group was able to be so flexible with the change in plans of the assigned roles, because of this we managed to develop better as a family and complete more than expected of us today!
Today was a blessing and a curse for us as LDDs since three of the four adult leaders could not be present throughout the day due to a various reasons (but don’t worry, we were completely safe and there was a ton of adult supervision!). This opportunity forced us to really step up our game and leave our comfort zones to lead 17 rowdy teenagers throughout one of the most important days of the trip. We made sure that everyone was drinking plenty of water throughout the day as to not get dehydrated as well as using proper necessities to protect ourselves from the sun, insects. We also made sure that everyone had an opportunity to contribute to the different aspects of the CAP project since we had multiple mini projects that required different skills.
Something that we both learned today as LDDs was that communication is essential for a team to be “a well-oiled machine” that is able to go further than any other.
Tomorrow is CAP Execution Day 3 and the LDD is Resha. We know she will kill it tomorrow, and we’re both super excited to finish up our project.
See you guys soon!
Makenna and Jack
PS – Most importantly on behalf of the whole delegation we would like to wish all the dads out there a HAPPY FATHER’S DAY…attached are some words from your dear children.
Howdy Jin-Sheng Wang,
Thanks for being the number day out there with all those random moments when you would barge in to my room to ask if I saw the latest sport update of your beloved Michigan State Spartans, even though you always know that my answer to that question is a simple shrug or a annoyed grunt thanks for the little things such as that.
Best of wishes from Nicaragua,
P.S. Send me to Asia next summer 😀 LOL
Happy Father’s Day
You are a great role model, and the best Dad I can ask for. Don’t party to hard!
Happy Father’s Day. I hope you had the best day ever. Thank you for the constant love and support. I don’t know where I’d be without you. I love and miss you so much. I can’t wait to celebrate when I come home. I love you!!!
P.S. Tell mama I still have 0 bug bites!
Happy Father’s Day! I hope you had a great day and I hope TK and CK treated you well. I love you so much and thank you for always supporting me. Hugs and kisses <3 Oppa chewhgoya
It’s me! Happy Father’s Day! It’s almost time for me to come back and I can’t wait to see you! I hope you and mom had an amazing time in Peru, because I know your trip is coming to an end and I hope to see pictures when I come back! I have a lot of stories, I can’t wait to share with you and I hope you are doing well. Make sure mom treats you to something nice (LOL :D) and we’ll go do something once I get back! I love and miss you, have a safe flight!
Hey Papa T.,
I miss you soo much, I wish I could be home with you right now to give you a hug, not like a baby wimping hug but like a big papa bear hug. I hope that you are having a great time back home in Milbrae. I don’t know if mom is still there, but I know she wants you to have a great time too. When I get back to Milbrae, I can’t wait to show you all the cool things I got for the family. I love you pop. See you when I get back.
Seth your awesome son
P.S. Mahal kita, and someone tell Jess I said hi.
Happy Father’s Day. Miss you so much, hope you guys had a fun time today. Can’t wait to comeback home and be with you guys. Nicaragua has been great and fun, but also lots of hard work. Enjoy the hot weather! I love you so much!!
Hi hi hi 😀 Happy Father’s Days. Did aimy and Hailey prepare anything good. If there’s cake, I want some. Four more days. I love this place, but I’m also really excited to see you all again. Thank you daddy for all the help, love, and support you’ve given me this entire year. I would never be where I am without you.
Hey Daddio! I love and miss you and I wish I could have called you, but I’ll be home soon! Thank you for everything you do. Love you and hope you had a special day! See you soon!
Hey dad! I miss you soo much! Happy Father’s day! I wish I was able to hear your voice, but I’ll be home soon. I can’t wait to see you and I hope you had an amazing day because you deserve the world. Thank you for everything you do for me. I love you my hero, I promise we’ll celebrate when I get back! <33
Your oldest most amazing daughter, Kenna J
P.S : Don’t forget about the envelope I gave you at the airport!
Hey jay! Happy Father’s day! I wish I was able to celebrate today with you, but I’ll make it up when I get back home! Tell mom and the boys I said hi. I miss you all so very much! Hope you had a splendid day! Love you!
Hi Dad. I don’t know if you’ll read this (maybe so, since you’re so hip and understand emojis now), but I just want to say Happy Father’s Day and thank you for being part of my inspiration to see the world. I love and miss you!