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Family Life, Homeschooling, Missions

Autumn in Nicaragua

Autumn is a beautiful time of year, and one of my favorites. Of course, we don't actually have Fall here in Nicaragua, and it really isn't even recognized. You won't find Pumpkin Spice Lattes, decorations with those deep fall colors, or anything else pertaining to this time of year. People pretty much just skip right… Continue reading Autumn in Nicaragua

General, Missions

Changing and Growing

It's amazing how fast things can change. In a moment an action or conviction can turn life upside down. Nicaragua is facing such times. The people long for change in their government and nation, and they are taking a stand. The past month has been filled with protests, fights, marches, anger and sadness. Our family… Continue reading Changing and Growing

Family Life, General, Missions

A Place Called Home

It's more than a building, more than a location. Everyone knows that. Anyone who has ever had one, or ever longed for one, knows that home is a wild, beautiful, messy mix of people, walls, emotions, scenery, memories and much more. Right now our home is this beautiful two-story building that we had prayed for.… Continue reading A Place Called Home

Family Life, General

Happy New Year from the Zincks

The past few months have been a whirlwind. The past year, really. The construction of our new home, more groups coming to Nicaragua, the on-going projects in Arenal...it has all added up to a very busy, but very blessed, year. Now, we are at the end of it, and looking forward to what will be… Continue reading Happy New Year from the Zincks

Bible, Missions

Missionary Training School

October is coming quickly, and with it our 4th Missionary Training School. It is a month-long, intensive training for anyone who feels the Lord calling them into ministry. It is a time for the students to seek the Lord, learn from others, go out and minister and, prayerfully, develop the call God has on their… Continue reading Missionary Training School

Missions

Disaster Relief

In 2005, hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana hard. I remember it well. I had been with the ministry for 2 years at that time, and Phillip had just joined. The hurricane was bad, and people were hurting, so some of the ministry staff loaded up in a motor home and some vans and headed to Slidell,… Continue reading Disaster Relief

General, Homeschooling

Back to School

We started back about a month ago. It is hard to believe it has already been that long, but here we are, four weeks into our books. We have faced  new challenges, but we are working hard to find balance and hopefully learn a lot throughout the year. We start off school together, everyone listening… Continue reading Back to School

Family Life, General, Missions

Ministry, Family & House Update

It has been a busy summer and I haven't been good about updating. We had a lot of our staff from the U.S. join us in Nicaragua and the camp was full and busy for June and part of July. The kids have been enjoying a break from school but they have also been working… Continue reading Ministry, Family & House Update

Family Life, General

House Project Update

Most who know us know that we are in the midst of building a home for our family here in Nicaragua. Our family thought about living here for many years before we made the move and we are incredibly excited about this next step of having a home to raise our kids in here. We… Continue reading House Project Update

General, Missions

Ministry and Travel Update

It has been a while since our last update, so this one will be full! Our Kids Camp was amazing. We had such a great time with about 80 kids over 4 days. We played games, put on dramas, made some pretty cool crafts and even better friends with the kids. Many of them didn't… Continue reading Ministry and Travel Update