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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Day 7

Day 7 March 30, 2011


Even being a tourist is an adventure in Honduras. Today we left bright and early for Valley of the Angels. It was about a 3 hour bus ride from Esquias. We arrived about 10, shopped til 12, and then all met for Pizza. Lucky for us there is also an ice cream shop next door! Yesterday I was translating for Dr. Kratz with a patient, and today I had to save him from the ice cream lady. After a few more purchases, it was back on the bus. Watch out moms and dads, there are several machetes coming home! Riding the bus anywhere in Honduras is always full of fun and different sites. We got to see some beautiful mountain scenery, a very old bus which was being used as a house, and lots of smiling children! On the way home we encountered a tiny old woman trying to cross the road on crutches. Carlos pulled the bus over and Frank gave her the granola bars we had left, and everyone on the bus dug out all the “limps” that they had left. Frank discreetly gave her some of it, and he told us that he was afraid to give her too much because if someone was watching they may rob her. Just goes to show you don’t have to be digging to help people.

Once we were back to the compound we took our group photos and then bagged all of our donations to take to the village tomorrow. The students are very excited about actually putting these donations into the hands of the people. Everyone is excited to get home but sad tomorrow is our last day in the village. We will work for a couple of hours, then spend some time dispensing our donations. From the sound of things right now, looks like Dr. T will be pulling some teeth tomorrow!

We gave the cooks a standing ovation tonight for our fried chicken, spaghetti, potatoes, tortillas, fresh tomatoes, and watermelon. It is late, our bellies are full and we are tired.

Lessons for the day; passing a car while passing a car can be quite tricky with cows in the middle of the road, and that there is no right side of the road in Honduras, but rather it is the best side of the road. And the best side of the road………changes constantly!

Good night to all. We are all having very conflicting emotions about not wanting to leave and wanting to see our families at the same time. However, our snack table has dwindled to nothing, so it is time to come home. Love to all our families and friends. Until tomorrow, buenas noches.

11 comments:

  1. It sounds as though this was a life changing trip for each of you. What a wonderful group of people you are to not just talk about making a difference in the world, but to actually make that happen.

    Just to warn you, Melissa, I am very anxious to get my hands on you. We all know how you LOVE to be hugged and kissed. Too bad! Safe travels-we are counting the hours until Friday night. Dad is excited about the concert Saturday, although you might be pretty tired of traveling. Sending all our love.

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  2. You all rock. We miss you and look forward to you coming home. Love Tom and Nancy

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  3. Don, Brandon and Conor, please take a picture of the fish... before its your dinner! Chuck

    What a fun day. I love the way you help those in need, you are an amazing group! This will be a Lent to remember. Chastyn, cant wait to see what you bought, did you run out of limps? I have clean fresh sheets and COLD milk waiting for you! Prayers and lots-o-love!!!X0X00000~mom~

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  4. I can only imagine the strong emotions you all must be feeling. The difference you have made in the short time you have been there will be remembered by all those you have touched for a lifetime. You must feel so blessed to have been able to make a difference in the lives of so many people. Macy, we are so ready to see your smiling face, hear your laugh, and give you a great big hug. I am sure tomorrow will be very emotional, but just remember that as you are saying your good-byes, there as so many people back home who can't wait to say their hellos to you! We love you so much and cannot express how extremely proud we are to call you our daughter. Mom and Dad

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  5. I sit here reading the blog each evening and am amazed at what you all do each day and how many lives you are touching. We are truly blessed with wonderful sons/daughters, awesome parents that made the journey and shared their various talents and Mrs. Clinkenbeard to lead the way! We are proud of each and every one of you. I cannot wait to hear the stories and see all the pictures. Mainly, I just can't wait to see you Lauren. Hearing your voice last night was so great. I know tomorrow will be so special and the villagers will never forget you all and your kindness. Until Friday.....love and hugs.

    Mom

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  6. Hey Everyone! Im so proud of all of you! :) Im sorry that you are sad to leave, but everyone here is excited to see you! I am praying for a safe trip back!
    See you guys soon!
    -Kate Skrade
    p.s. Devin, Whitney and I miss your face! :)

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  7. Buenas dias Sami! Can't wait to see you. We really enjoy reading the blog everyday - thank you Mrs. C. We are so proud of you and your group - can't say that enough! See you very soon. Please call when you arrive in the USA. Oh, what are limps? Love, Mom & all here

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  8. I am so proud of all of you! Everywhere you go, you find a way to help. That truly is being Jesus to everyone you meet. I know today will be a hard day for you. We will be praying for you today at bible study. Everytime I go to hot yoga I think of you living in that kind of heat all the time! Have you taught the Hondurans any yoga moves? Can't wait to see you Friday night. Love, Karen

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  9. Kirsten,
    Your parents are still having trouble posting on the blog. They said to tell you how proud they are of you and everyone else on the mission. They can't wait to see you.
    Love,
    Your Mom, Dad, Grandma & Grandpa

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  10. Just a final blog to wish everyone a safe trip back to Springfield tomorrow. You have all truly been an inspiriation to us. Macy, we can't wait to see you!

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  11. We have enjoyed reading the blog every night. I know that tomorrow will be bittersweet for you all. Devin we miss you and can't wait to see you tomorrow. Love you, Mom and Dad

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