Hello Everyone. This is Mary, Barb and Katie. Today…..another day of digging in paradise. Fortunately it wasn’t on a hillside this time. But to compensate for that instead of digging dirt we were chipping away at rock with pickaxes. Dynamite and jack hammers will be included on our supply list for next year!! The Honduran children were out of school today and were there to greet us and lend a helping hand. We visited the homes of two handicapped children. The first was Brian Edwardo, a three year old child who can’t talk and has never been able to walk. The last team had a doctor on their team and took a look at him. He thought that with some physical therapy he would be able to develop his muscles so that he would be able to walk. We brought him a bouncy seat to hang from their rafters and a stroller to help the family get him around. The second was the home of a woman named Jeimy who had a 2 year old daughter named Teslla with what appears to be cerebral palsy and a 4 year old son Johan who has Downs Syndrome and is 8 months pregnant with twins. We brought her some formula for the little girl and are preparing a bag of items to try and help ease her burden. She will deliver her twins at a hospital in a large community, which is a blessing. Frank, our guide and our connection to these people, is going to track her progress and keep us posted. This along with several other children has REALLY tugged at our heart strings
More observations about your wonderful children:
Lauryn W.—Lauryn’s training has begun. The children love her!! She will be another of the famous Weber/Halter teachers. Becky and Carole watch out!!
Elizabeth—Thank you God for sending a seamstress with our team. Derek completely blew out a seam down the leg of his jean and she was able to put him back together again.
Michelle—She graced us with her beautiful voice daily as we’ve journeyed to our work site. And once there she rarely takes a break. Fr. Mark has nick named her the beast
Sarah—There has been nothing that Sarah hasn’t loved. In fact she now wants to move here. Sorry Mom and Dad!!
Ethan—He is our team mountain goat. He has managed to go where no human has gone before. And survived wonderfully. We are blessed to have him with us.
Connor—The pila—the human driven washing machine—got heavy use last night. We thought we’d try and clean our travel clothes so we don’t clear the plane when we board. Connor even stated he enjoyed doing his laundry that way. Bye bye Maytag!!
Kfal—She has now earned the nickname C4. You should have seen the boulder she pulverized today. Impressive to say the least!!
To be continued…..
Love to All!!!!