2021 has been much like 2020. The borders are still very difficult to cross. Travel restrictions by both the US and Nicaragua as well as the limited availability of air travel between the countries has made trips impractical. This has prevented onsite trips to Nicaragua, but it hasn’t prevented us from still encouraging and helping the people of Nicaragua. Even though our main focus this year has been on helping Michael with his pilot training, we have still maintained contact with and helped those we could in Nicaragua. Michael came to the US with a 6 Month Tourist Visa in the fall of 2019. Due to COVID-19 and the difficulty in crossing the borders, he has not been able to go back. The expenses just to keep his Visa status current and keep him legal have been tremendous. Every 6 months we must file for an extension for his Visa and that costs thousands of dollars. During this time, Michael has been taking lessons to become a private pilot. He obtained his Private Pilot’s certificate this year. He hopes to someday use his pilots license to help spread the Gospel. Thank you for working with Helping Nicaragua to bring about honest change in people’s lives through discipleship in Jesus Christ. We look forward to what God has in store for the rest of 2022! .