Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Making our house a HOME!


Howdy Partners!

 

Well Friday was quite the ordeal. Special thanks to California! We spent a small fortune on making our house a home! Special thanks to Eliezer’s Mum for selling us a washing machine at a discount, and thank you boys for working together and carrying it home, almost without incident. 

 

Shamyr and Marbelly are SUPER valuable members of our team. They spent all day in the market, searching for bargains, haggling with sellers, and getting us the best deals. Then on their way home, in the midday sun, their transportation broke down. 

 

Shamyr & Marbelly sat on the street for 5 hours and never complained once. We have an awesome team, and I warmly and appropriately expressed that through the intercom upon their return.

 

Hope your day is MARVELLOUS,

 

Jeddoxo

#LoveThyNeighbour #LoveOfGod #StandWithNicaragua #Brightfuture4NicaYouth #NicaTricking #NicaBboy #Tricking #BRIGHTnight #BRIGHTday #SOSnicaragua #haggling #bartering #MercadoOriental #TeamWork                         

 

To support The Nicavangelists, please visit: https://www.nicavangelists.com/partnerships  We also use Venmo (5103096826), Zelle (5103096826), Apple Cash, Google Pay, Paypal (office@nicavangelists.com), etc. Plus we can take cheques, direct deposit, etc.). If you pay taxes in the USA your gift will be tax deductible.










Monday, 21 June 2021

Eduardo & Julissa's Wedding


Well, another huge weekend, BAM! Done… Eduardo, wonderful Eduardo, is now a married man. Well done Eduardo and Julissa! Who would have thought? Eduardo was just 13 years old when he entered our world and boy did the kid make an entrance!

 

I have learnt SO MUCH from Eduardo. Mostly, we can laugh at ourselves when we are at our lowest, and we can REALLY have a giggle when everything falls (or is blown) apart. Eduardo… basically orphaned, doing drugs and involved in crime at 8 years of age, now stands a man to be reckoned with, BRIDE alongside.

 

We had only a couple of weeks to raise the funds needed to organize everything and were able to do that quickly. Thank you. Then we needed more money, for bits ‘n bobs unaccounted for. We received donations and were able to move forward. Gracias a Dios! Then, we needed more… GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY! I began to realise my role would be more central in planning the event. 

 

I put on my diva wedding planning outfit and threw myself into the role…  “POP THOSE PINK BALLOONS! It looks like a flamingo threw up in here!” (Bette Midler, Beaches) “Those teal satin chair sashes are hideous, are you auditioning for RuPaul's Drag Race???!” I am still (mostly) on speaking terms with our lads.

 

The wedding would be at our center! The reception would be at our center! The honeymoon would be at our center???! (I put the fan next to my head and played white noise on my laptop FULL BLAST…)

 

After the beautiful wedding, I had the pleasure of chatting, singing, laughing, crying, dancing with mother of the bride. She didn’t leave until 5am! She was supposed to be a Christian… 

 

We would ideally like to give Eduardo and Julissa a wedding gift (Am thinking a night away). If you’d like to bless Eduardo, please visit the following website and make a donation: https://www.nicavangelists.com/partnerships

 

Thank you for loving Eduardo, who is more like a son to me, and a best friend. We have been through thick and thin together, but we’re champions. We only win…

 

Have a great week everybody,

 

Jeddoxo

#LoveThyNeighbour #LoveOfGod #StandWithNicaragua #Brightfuture4NicaYouth #NicaTricking #NicaBboy #Tricking #BRIGHTnight #BRIGHTday #SOSnicaragua #Wedding #Boda                                  

 

To support The Nicavangelists, please visit: https://www.nicavangelists.com/partnerships  We also use Venmo (5103096826), Zelle (5103096826), Apple Cash, Google Pay, Paypal (office@nicavangelists.com), etc. Plus we can take cheques, direct deposit, etc.). If you pay taxes in the USA your gift will be tax deductible.



















Thursday, 17 June 2021

Piggy Piggy Piggy (Quinceañera)


¡¡¡¡¡¡Hola amigos!!!!!!

 

We’re brimming with anticipation today, hope you are too. 

 

Eduardo’s wedding is in just 2 days, and this morning we’ve been spring cleaning. FUN! Noisy too, thanks Shamyr for weed whacking our lawn at 6am right outside my bedroom window. HAHA! If it’s dead, we’re pulling it out, cutting it off, and burning it. If it’s old, we’re polishing. If it’s broken, we’re fixing or chucking. The place is starting to look golden, I can’t wait for tomorrow when we clean, clean, clean…

 

Today we’re seeking support for Virginia’s quinceañera. We have received what we need for the beautiful ballroom gown, and the tables and chairs, thank you for your support. Well today it’s all about piggy-piggy-piggy. Food for the celebration. Shamyr raises pigs, and he has the perfect specimen for our party. We will buy this pig and roast it, along with other food too.

 

This event is bigger than one girl’s dreams… it’s about community, pulling people together. Folks are very excited, and I view this special celebration as a symbol of hope in one of this nation’s darkest chapter. Please believe with us for the funds needed to purchase piggy and buy food for our guests. If you would like to partner, please visit: https://www.nicavangelists.com/partnerships

 

¡¡¡GRACIAS A TODOS!!!

 

Jeddoxo

#LoveThyNeighbour #LoveOfGod #StandWithNicaragua #Brightfuture4NicaYouth #NicaTricking #NicaBboy #Tricking #BRIGHTnight #BRIGHTday #SOSnicaragua #Quinceañera                       

 

To support The Nicavangelists, please visit: https://www.nicavangelists.com/partnerships  We also use Venmo (5103096826), Zelle (5103096826), Apple Cash, Google Pay, Paypal (office@nicavangelists.com), etc. Plus we can take cheques, direct deposit, etc.). If you pay taxes in the USA your gift will be tax deductible.

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

3 Days Until Eduardo's Wedding


THIS SATURDAY EDUARDO WILL BE A MARRIED MAN!!! Eduardo is very excited and a tad nervous. What would usually be “one take” in English to record a video, took Eduardo a half hour and we still weren’t able to come up with the goods. AND I THINK that is rather telling…

 

Eduardo has been a part of The Nicavangelists troupe since 2013. He was orphaned as a small child, was abusing drugs and alcohol at 7 or 8 years of age, and in a gang that regularly robbed houses and stole from people. Eduardo is a CHAMPION, a bull-at-a-gate, a legend tricker, hard worker, phenomenal team player, and all-around good guy. 

 

Eduardo has travelled extensively throughout Central America and the USA. He was a part of the Fab-5 that became stranded in Mexico for five months during the pandemic. There he made a tragic error, that almost ruined his relationship with his girlfriend of over 2 years. BUT, he did the right thing, took the straight and narrow (told the truth and asked for forgiveness), and I was SO impressed with him for how he made amends.

 

Eduardo returned to Nicaragua illegally by boat (Funny, because folks travelling illegally by boat are usually headed in the opposite direction!), and after a month or two proposed to his girlfriend, started working construction, and will soon hold a job in one of Nicaragua’s prestigious call centers. WELL DONE EDUARDO!

 

Eduardo shared today that THE ENTIRE WEDDING AND RECEPTION would be held at our house this Saturday (I thought it was just the reception). He seemed down, and I asked “What’s up.” We have raised the entire budget ($600) for the wedding and reception, but due to unanticipated/unaccounted expenses we’re short $250 (To cover EVERYTHING). And so I put it out there today, please believe with us for the final funds needed to make Saturday a fairytale wedding for Eduardo and his bride. I would also like to purchase them a new double bed as a wedding present (They have a single), which costs $100.

 

If you would like to contribute, please visit: https://www.nicavangelists.com/partnerships

 

Thank you for reading, praying, encouraging, sharing, donating…

 

Jeddoxo

#LoveThyNeighbour #LoveOfGod #StandWithNicaragua #Brightfuture4NicaYouth #NicaTricking #NicaBboy #Tricking #BRIGHTnight #BRIGHTday #SOSnicaragua                    

 

To support The Nicavangelists, please visit: https://www.nicavangelists.com/partnerships  We also use Venmo (5103096826), Zelle (5103096826), Apple Cash, Google Pay, Paypal (office@nicavangelists.com), etc. Plus we can take cheques, direct deposit, etc.). If you pay taxes in the USA your gift will be tax deductible.




Tuesday, 15 June 2021

THANK YOU CALIFORNIA!!!


SPECIAL THANKS to a SUPERB FAMILY in California!!! We are able to catch-up on lots, fix stuff, buy some things, help people… WE’RE STOKED and thanking our good God for the marvelous work he is doing in our lives and through us in our community.

 

We need monthly partners to help us continue the work with our Street Tricking Schools. Just $5, $10, $20 per month helps to pay wages, provide equipment, feed and clothe the youths in our schools, etc. If you’d like to learn more, please visit: https://www.nicavangelists.com/partnerships

 

Love to you from us,

 

Jeddoxo

#LoveThyNeighbour #LoveOfGod #StandWithNicaragua #Brightfuture4NicaYouth #NicaTricking #NicaBboy #Tricking #BRIGHTnight #BRIGHTday #SOSnicaragua                    

 

To support The Nicavangelists, please visit: https://www.nicavangelists.com/partnerships  We also use Venmo (5103096826), Zelle (5103096826), Apple Cash, Google Pay, Paypal (office@nicavangelists.com), etc. Plus we can take cheques, direct deposit, etc.). If you pay taxes in the USA your gift will be tax deductible.


Monday, 14 June 2021

Bright Day (Gifted T-shirts)


Saturday was UN-real… So we have our BRIGHT NIGHT on Friday, and the idea was to double up, and bring in our incredible Street Tricking School students for another round. We tried it a couple of weeks ago, yet on many levels it just didn’t work. 

 

The Tricking School Leaders had a wee chat, and came up with the idea of having a BRIGHT DAY. This past Saturday was our debut and it kicked something wicked! We started with a dance, worship, a drama, Bible reading, a short devotional and prayer. Then we had a Tricking class, games, time in the pool, dinner, trampoline, etc. Lots of bubbles, more hula action and jump ropes whizzing through and slicing air. Fun, and lethal.

 

We also gave out Nicavangelists t-shirts and tank-tops! Shamyr elbowed me and said “Pink? Nobody’s gonna want pink.” Well guess who was WRONG! Haha! They were first to go, and that’s before any of the girls or mums had a say. Special thanks to my ol’ pal from Australia’s Capital, Codi, who designed the logo. It’s a hit! You’re the best!

 

EXTRA special thanks to Colleen from Colorado (???? Haha, she’s originally from NY, but has relocated) and our special home at i61 (Rochester, NY). Colleen spearheaded the efforts, and between her, i61 and friends/family, raised ALL of the money for our 100 t-shirts, organized printing, paid for everything, and gave the blessed gifts to Renz to bring home with her. Colleen, i61, you people are GOLD!

 

Some of you may know we’re losing our biggest Aussie sponsor due to the closure of a charity shop and the retirement of our supporter. We’re asking folks to consider supporting The Nicavangelists Street Tricking School on a monthly basis. We are keen to continue the work, and need help. If you’re interested, please visit the following link for more info: https://www.nicavangelists.com/partnerships

 

Lorenzy not only brought donated t-shirts from New York, but frisbees too. Aren’t we lucky ducks? Thanks again NY! We’d like to gift every youngster a frisbee this week at our BRIGHT events. We need to raise about $50 to purchase these fun gifts. 

 

We will also buy food for the week, but will have to buy hot dogs instead of nutritious food, as we’re moving our BRIGHT DAY to Sunday. Eduardo’s wedding is on SATURDAY! YAYAYAYAY!!! Sad part is, Marbelly doesn’t work Sundays, so boys will be cooking. I may fast on Sunday. Haha! Our food budget this week is $200. If you’d like to donate, please visit: https://www.nicavangelists.com

 

Well that’s about it from me… Hope you have a CHAMPION week!!!

 

Jeddoxo

#LoveThyNeighbour #LoveOfGod #StandWithNicaragua #Brightfuture4NicaYouth #NicaTricking #NicaBboy #Tricking #BRIGHTnight #BRIGHTday #SOSnicaragua                    

 

To support The Nicavangelists, please visit: https://www.nicavangelists.com/partnerships  We also use Venmo (5103096826), Zelle (5103096826), Apple Cash, Google Pay, Paypal (office@nicavangelists.com), etc. Plus we can take cheques, direct deposit, etc.). If you pay taxes in the USA your gift will be tax deductible.






Sunday, 13 June 2021

Needing Repair


It’s THE WEEKEND! Yay! 

 

This time next week Eduardo will be a married man!!! And it’s all going down right here. Please pray for us as we plan, prepare and execute. We are still believing for the final $150 to pull this celebration of love off. If you’re keen to help out, please visit: https://www.nicavangelists.com

 

We are also down to just one burner on our stove. Shamyr has a quote to get all 6 burners working, and we only need $40. Our meals are taking 2-3 hours to prepare, and that’s with cooking over a fire outside. I can’t imagine hosting a wedding reception without a functioning stove. Ladies from the church are coming to cook the wedding dinner here. 

 

Thank you for loving us and believing with us for a BRIGHT FUTURE for every Nicaraguan.

 

God bless,

 

Jeddoxo

#LoveThyNeighbour #LoveOfGod #StandWithNicaragua #Brightfuture4NicaYouth #NicaTricking #NicaBboy #Tricking #BRIGHTnight #SOSnicaragua                        

 

To support The Nicavangelists, please visit: https://www.nicavangelists.com/partnerships We also use Venmo (5103096826), Zelle (5103096826), Apple Cash, Google Pay, Paypal (office@nicavangelists.com), etc. Plus we can take cheques, direct deposit, etc.). If you pay taxes in the USA your gift will be tax deductible.