"How does having lived in Nicaragua shape the way you live your life in the United States now?"
Living in Nicaragua and working with Amigos for Christ not only helped me choose my career path, but it also positively transformed my perspective for a lifetime.
I have fond memories of sitting with families in their homes, practicing broken Spanish, talking about life, sharing hobbies, strengthening faith, and connecting that we are all the same.
I remember carving my name in the top of a septic tank lid on the first Modern Bathroom I helped build in the community of El Chonco.
I’m not the same after these experiences. They marked and transformed me in a way that shapes my everyday life now living in the United States with my family.
Amigos is a really fun and innovative place to work. These characteristics foster an environment that gives team members room to grow and explore, professionally and personally. I’ve been in the service industry and corporate America. I’ve been on staff at multiple churches, and I have done hard labor. Amigos’ work culture is hands down the best of anywhere I’ve worked over the last 20 years. It’s not even close. Amigos for Christ cares more about your personal success than what you can do for them. You’re not going to find that many places, and now that I have experienced it, I won’t settle for less.
The bottom line first priority at Amigos is people, and that starts with loving the Amigos Team. Amigos strives to inspire our team on a daily basis in the work that we do. When I first began with Amigos, I was offered freedom in my job, and I was able to learn a trade that defined my long-term career path. I can’t say enough about Amigos and how they care for me and others as members of the team, as members of the Amigos Family.
My work in Nicaragua at Amigos for Christ shaped me and helped me mature into who I am today. Because of the experiences I had, the freedom I was given, and the way I was treated as a team member, I now see the world through a different lens and have more confidence in my personal and professional life.