I had my first Nicaraguan, Evangelical church experience last Tuesday. My homestay mom, Dona Ivania, asked me to accompany her, so I thought I would give it a shot. As we entered the open-air church, it started to downpour on the tin roof above, relaxing me, as I am very used to the comforting sound of the rain's pitter-patter. Accordingly, the small congregation began to sing a sweet song saying, "Let god rain down on us." The song continued for about an hour, and as time went on, I watched many people sway to the music while weeping. The singing provided a good outlet in which the community could release their emotions. In places that bear such hardships, church remains a place in which people can come together and release pent up feelings.
Location:San Marcos, Nicaragua