Erin Pettengill is a missionary nurse through Mission to the World (MTW), the mission sending arm of the (PCA). I have been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years. My family and I served in Honduras for 7 1/2 years where we were involved in Medical/Mercy Ministry, Street Children, English classes, Kids Club, and Church Planting. We are now serving in Equatorial Guinea, Africa in medical/mercy ministry and biblical teaching.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Dia de los Ninos (Day of the Child)
Every year, most of Central America celebrates Dia de los Ninos - or Day of the child - on September 10th. This is a HUGE event....I would venture to say it rivals Christmas in the amount of toys, candy and celebration that encompasses the entire country. Each school has special events, churchs, even the mall has balloons, clowns, and lots of candy and piñatas. Well, piñatas and enough candy to fill them don't come cheap. I can't even tell you how many people have asked me for a piñata and candy this week. As my funds are limited, I was able to buy three piñatas - two for the local elementary school, and one for our own church in Armenia Bonito. Delivered them today for the celebrations next week. Fun to be able to provide this small thing toward a fun celebration. Yes, one of the piñatas is from the Barcelona soccer team - a HUGE favorite here. So - three piñatas and 6 bags of candy for a total of 30 pounds of candy!