Our family

Hi all!

We are Ryan and Sarah Schmitz.  Ryan grew up in Canada, Sarah in the Midwest. We met at Indiana Wesleyan University and got hitched in 2000.  We had four babies in five years. Micah is 12, Eva is 11, Abel is 9, and Esme is 7.
In February 2012 we moved our family from the rural Mount Vernon, Ohio to Managua, Nicaragua to work with Global Partners. We love the work we're doing. We're blessed to do it.

Welcome!  Thanks for reading.

Ryan & Sarah

Family BIOS:

Micah Noelle Schmitz

Birth date: November 3, 2003
Nickname: Mikey
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Book: Non-Fiction
Favorite Sport: Soccer
Favorite Nica Food: Arroz a la Valenciana
Favorite American Food: Taco Bell
Hobbies: Playing soccer, spending time with friends, hiking
Favorite Place in Nicaragua: Jinotega
Favorite Movie: The Hobbit Trilogy
Favorite treat from North America: Timbits

Eva Isabella Schmitz
Birth date: December 15, 2004
Nickname: Tater
Favorite Color: Yellow
Favorite Book: 39 Clues Series
Favorite Sport: Basketball
Favorite Nica Food: Quesillos
Favorite American Food: Soups
Hobbies: Reading, traveling, playing boardgames
Favorite Place in Nicaragua: Somoto Canyon
Favorite Movie: Big Hero 6
Favorite treat from North America: Gummies

Abel Isaac Schmitz 
Birth date: February 21, 2007
Nickname: A. B.
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Favorite Sport: Soccer and Basketball
Favorite Nica Food: Eggs with Gallo Pinto (Beans & Rice)
Favorite American Food: Mac & Cheese
Hobbies: Helping and making people laugh
Favorite Place in Nicaragua: Matagalpa
Favorite Movie: Batman Vs. Superman
Favorite treat from North America: Hershey Bar

Esme McKenna Schmitz
Birth date: January 16, 2009
Nickname: May-May
Favorite Color: Pink AND Purple
Favorite Book: Bad Kitty
Favorite Sport: Rollerskating
Favorite Nica Food: Tajadas con queso (Fried plantain with cheese)
Favorite American Food: Pancakes
Hobbies: Playing with toy houses, playing with my siblings
Favorite Place in Nicaragua: Rio San Juan
Favorite Movie: Home 
Favorite treat from North America: Candy rings and peaches

Sarah Ellen Schmitz
Birth date: May 21
Nickname: La Sarita
Favorite Color:Green
Favorite Book: Always reading something new
Favorite Sport: Volleyball
Favorite Nica Food: Vigaron
Hobbies: Spending time with people, reading/researching, hiking
Favorite Place in Nicaragua: Nueva Segovia
Favorite treat from North America: Dark Chocolate anything
Facebook: http://facebook.com/schmitzsarah

Ryan Mark Schmitz
Birth date: November 2
Nickname: Brayon
Favorite Book: Unbroken
Favorite Sport: Playing: Baseball; Watching: Hockey
Favorite Nica Food: Fried Yotamal
Hobbies: Reading, traveling, playing games
Favorite Place in Nicaragua: The Mountains
Favorite treat from North America: Canadian Chocolate Bars