What attracted you to your current position? Amanda - I visited Nicaragua for the first time in 2001 and lived there from 2004-2006. Nicaragua and its people have always been on my heart since that first visit. I was excited to return to the country where we work alongside the local churches, helping empower them to care for the vulnerable children in their communities.
Where do you live and who do you live with? Jacques - I live in Managua, the capitol city of Nicaragua, with my wife Amanda, and some ants.
Describe yourself in three words. Amanda - Practical, competitive, compassionate.
List three unique experiences in your life. Jacques:
1. I had the second toe on my left foot shortened (joint removal) when I was 16, because it grew too far past my big toe and I had a lot of trouble wearing shoes.
2. I almost drowned when I was 17, and to this day I have an unhealthy respect for the ocean.
3. I grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, during both Apartheid and the post-Apartheid era.
Other than the Bible [duh] what is the best thing you read in the last year. Amanda - The Hunger Games
One thing you always carry on your person is ... Jacques - A few cordobas (Nica money).