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Friday, March 25, 2011

Day 2

Friday March 25, 2011


Hello to all! After a refreshing night’s sleep, we were up early and excited for the first day of work at Vallecio. The students had a breakfast of eggs mixed with peppers I think. Of course, all of our girls matched this morning wearing their Irish work shirts and styling all their hair the same! Even in Honduras our girls look cute! The ride to the village was on very winding and narrow roads, but never fears parents, Carlos our bus driver is the best! Vallecio is not but about an hour away, so the ride went by very quickly. We all enjoyed waving to all the children going to school that we saw along the way. When we got to Vallecio, we parked in what appeared to be their soccer field, so immediately we had some happy people in our group to see that the village had a place for them to potentially play some soccer with the kids. Some people of the village had gathered, but it did not take long for there to be many more. The best thing was when the school teacher marched all the children down to greet us. Then there were several speeches of thanks from different leaders of the community. Then we all grabbed either a pick ax or shovel and followed Angel (the project engineer) down the road to see where he wanted us to start digging. The dirt was dry, the work was hard, but with the help of several very strong Hondurans we made a lot of progress.

One thing was that some of the boys felt sorry for the Honduran kids helping and already gave way their work gloves. As I was scolding for this I then found out Nick had also given away his sunglasses. This was all in about the first 30 minutes of working. I found out today that we have some very soft hearted boys in our group! We got their gloves back…don’t worry moms! Everyone pitched in and worked very hard. The students are already attached to several of the kids. After work, we were served lunch at the village church. We had corn tortillas, rice, a potato salad type dish, and fried chicken. The best was when they sliced open watermelons for us!

Next was back to the compound for our 1 minute showers. We were out of water for a while, but eventually everyone got cleaned up. The students went to the park to play with the locals. There was soccer, bubble blowing, jump roping, basketball, and cartwheels by Devin!! We are now about to have dinner now. Please know that everyone is doing SO well. The kids are great. They are having fun, behaving, and contributing so much in every way. You should all be proud! Please Please leave us comments!!! We miss everyone!

This just in: Stephanie had a bite that was just treated by Frank by the juice of a poinsettia leaf!

16 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing the events of the day. It is good to hear that you are not only working hard but enjoying the kids as well. We think of you often and wonder what you are up to!!

    The Mahaffey's

    PS. Lauren, it is so quiet here without you and your spontaneous fits of laughter! Love you and Miss you. -Mom

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  2. Hi, mom it's me Trace I miss you you and i hope you get back soon.

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  3. Miss you guys already! So jealous I am not with you! You are all in my thoughts! Tell chastyn to feel free to give away anything in my bag that she wants to! I atleast want Honduras to have a little piece of me! :) I hope you are all having an amazing time and can't wait to hear the stories! Love and miss you all! Keep up the amazing work!
    -Peyton :)

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  4. What kind of bite? It wasn't a mosquito was it? She just started her malaria medicine yesterday. Glad to hear everything else is going well. Look forward to your news everyday. You are all in my prayers.
    Love,
    Karen

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  5. GO IRISH! You guys are the best! I am so proud of you, Niko. All our love and prayers. Have fun and stay safe! Dad

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  6. Hi Missouri Team, Sounds like you've gotten our mission teams off to a great start! Keep up the great work! ~ Carolyn

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  7. Hi everyone, you all sound like things are going well! Niko I miss you. You look happy. My class is awesome.
    Don't let anything bite you okay? Love Momma

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  8. Connor and Brandon we miss you. Thank you for making a difference. Have fun, you all rock. Love Tom and Nancy

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  9. Hi everyone! I love reading the blog..I miss being there so much. I hope chuck and I didn't mislead the chaperones. Each one of you will make a difference in a Honduran's life! I am so anxious to follow your amazing journey. Chastyn, I miss you so much. Work hard and drink lots of water. I'm so excited and proud of all of you! Love you:) mom (Kim)

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  10. Mimi, I miss you!! I called you twice today before I realized what I was doing... Glad to hear Mona is saving you from the bugs. Work hard and have fun. Love you.

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  11. Hi Macy. It was so great to see your smiling face on the group picture. We miss you so much. The track meet was canceled today because of the weather. Keep up your training while there. I hope the bugs are staying away from you. Have you run out of bug spray yet?!? We are so proud of you for what you are doing. Enjoy every moment of it. We can't wait to see you in a week. You are in our prayers all the time. We love you so much! Mom and Dad

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  12. Devin,

    We did not know that you could do cartwheels! Be safe and work hard. We miss you and are very proud of you.

    Love,

    Mom and Dad

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  13. Hello Dear Sami -- We miss you so much! The group picture is awesome. It is rainy and cold here at home. We think of you everyday, and we go online to read the blog. So proud of you. We can't wait to hear you tell us all about your adventure. Stay away from the biting things! We love you honey. Mom,Nick&Charlie

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  14. Hi to everyone. Sheila, is it done yet? Jim called and wanted info., so fill me in. Emily, the girls missed you in Rolla. Terrible weather, cold and windy. Beat Hickman 5-1...Sat games cancelled due to weather...Hope you all stay well, We are very proud of you!

    PS Has Don privided the group with any protein from the local creeks?

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  15. Hey Kirsten!
    I miss you so much! It's not the same at school without you and your jokes. It sounds like you are having an amazing time and are making a huge impact on the people there.
    Love you K!
    Jess

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  16. This is Katie and Zach from Bishop Heelan in Sioux City. We have been reading the blogs and it sounds like such a great time! We can't wait until it is our turn! Good luck down there!

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