Sunday, May 27, 2007

Robbed again... Nice weather though

Hello from Nandaime, Nicaragua! The final 150km out of Costa Rica was lively with a lot of media coverage prompting people to stop regularly to say hello or hand over some food or water. A particularly big thank you to Jonothan & Roberto from BeatFM (www.ritmodigital.net) who stopped regularly with a conversation & food. When I finally made it to their home town we gave each other a tour of our respective states via Google Earth. It was great to be able to spend more than just 5mins with someone. To finish off Costa Rica I found myself walking through Jaguar territory so singing loudly was the order of the day! The Padre on the frontier gave me a tour of the surrounding mountains in his ute but it was very soon time to let my feet do the touring again. I've now covered around 3500km on foot & no, the new boots still haven't arrived. I'm using a mixture of tissue paper & tape to keep the inside of the boots from ripping my feet up. It's sort of working. Nicaragua is a beautiful country with rolling countryside following the shore line of a massive lake with huge volcano islands spotted all over the place. I have found the people here difficult at times though. I was robbed again, but this time from the comfort of the place i was staying in on my first night here. Someone in the house lifted my spare cash from inside my passport leaving me with only a few dollars to make it to the next town. They took about a weeks worth of allowence. It was a disappointing start to the country. I've also been heckled a lot in the two days I've been here. I even had a 4yr old kid stand outside his house & give me a mouth full as I walked past. He was an angry little fellow. Almost as good as the 2 guys who heckled me from their horse drawn cart... Still, I have a lot to pray for & be thankful for. I was able to speak at an Assembly of God Church last night & then to meet with the Catholic padre here. The more I walk & pray the more I learn about the disunity of Christians & the travisty this is. I keep being reminded though that the fundamental foundation for unity is prayer & a desire to be united. A fellow I chatted with back in Costa Rica commented that we'd all be united if other churches just read their bibles. He then began to point out the errors of many churches & left it at that. Yes, correcting errors in theology etc is an elementary part of unification but one of the big problems I've noticed while walking is that many people are happy to cut down other churches but will then refuse to listen in turn. It's always someone elses fault... Let's start with self. I've also learned that I don't know all the words to "With or Without You" by U2. I´ll work on that. Peace folks! Sam.
"Make every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace." Eph 4:3

7 comments:

Pe. Paulo Jackson said...

Hello,Samuel.
Where are the photos from Patos, Brazil?
I am praying for you. God bless you.
Padre Paulo Jackson

pleasure said...

Hey Sam!!!!! que bueno saber que ya estas en Nicaragua y llegaste bien. Aca en Costa Rica dejaste tu huella, y siempre le pido a Dios por ti para que te cuide.

God Bless you!!!
go a head!

Jonathan

lee said...

Hi All,
It would be interesting when joining the growing list of supporters if there is a field for:
1. Where they heard about the website/Sam's quest and
2. The date they joined.
I am trying (as I know others are) to spread the news as wide as possible in the quest for unity and just interested to see how far and how news travels.

Chico said...

With Or Without You

See the stone set in your eyes
See the thorn twist in your side
I wait for you

Sleight of hand and twist of fate
On a bed of nails she makes me wait
And I wait without you

With or without you
With or without you

Through the storm we reach the shore
You give it all but I want more
And Im waiting for you

With or without you
With or without you
I cant live
With or without you

And you give yourself away
And you give yourself away
And you give
And you give
And you give yourself away

My hands are tied
My body bruised, shes got me with
Nothing to win and
Nothing left to lose

And you give yourself away
And you give yourself away
And you give
And you give
And you give yourself away

With or without you
With or without you
I cant live
With or without you

With or without you
With or without you
I cant live
With or without you
With or without you

Martin, Lisa, Olivia, Emily & Julian Pannell said...

Love your work chico - you're a classic!

Hey Sam, I was telling a Venue Guest here about your walk & they were super impressed.. you've got more 4.01 pray-ers joining all the time ;)

ROBERTO MORA said...

HOLA SAM !DIOS TE BENDIGA EN ESTE CAMINO HOY,MAÑANA Y SIEMPRE ...
DIOS ES AMOR

BUEN VIAJE : ROBERTO MORA
COSTA RICA

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