Saturday, January 11, 2014


Arrived safe & sound & had a very successful first day here!  Managed to purchase our kitchen appliances, a wash machine, furniture, & mattresses today!  That sure wouldn't happen at home.  It's nice that all of the 'department' stores are right next to each other on one street.  We've had wonderful help from NCA's director Carey Franklin & another English teacher Elisabeth Elliott.  They have been SO kind to us, helping us feel welcome and showing us around Matagalpa.

Kids are doing great too!  Thank you for your prayers!  We'll be moved into our home by Tuesday hopefully & in the mean time so lucky to be staying in a really cool home of another missionary family who is out of town.  The house is very 'Central American' with a beautiful courtyard, & they even have a dog named Kai!

We'll keep getting to know our way around town, work on getting a heater contraption set up on our showers (mmhmm), and work our way over to our new home once our furniture arrives.  First day of teacher orientation begins on Thursday.

Funniest part of life here today was explaining where our house was for each store delivery here.  No addresses or street names here in Nicaragua, and I mean none.  So we will live 3 blocks towards the river from Parque Dario on the opposite corner of the old theater in a white & red house:).  We'll let you know if our furniture arrives, but somehow all the delivery guys seemed to know exactly where we were talking about!

Thanks to all of you who have helped to get us here and for all your prayers and support!


The Muellers


  1. Great to read your post, Annette. Empezé el día con oraciones por ustedes. :)

  2. Congratulations on your exciting adventures! When I was in Costa Rica we called those shower heaters "widow makers". Crazy stuff!
    (I think you were the LLL lady who helped me when my twins were newborn almost 2 years ago now?)
    Have a great time!

  3. Yes, that's what I think about them too. When Annette was in Boliva, she said, "I stand on a rubber matt." In the shower? Not much comfort.

  4. Sounds like you are all doing so great! I am so happy to hear this. We will keep you all in our prayers. Tyler loved the Facetime and has been asking again to chat with Evan. We will give it a try on our end this time. :)