2017 Team

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Team with Dilcia's Family

Monday, April 18, 2011

Cardinals and roses

Monday in Tegus-Cardinals and Roses


Today we went to Fr. Petricio’s school (St. Teresa’s) again in Nueva Capital in the north art of Tegus. About a dozen children were there to meet us and we spent the morning doing crafts, playing music and visiting with the children. Since it is Holy Week, the school is closed as are all schools in Honduras. The students seemed to enjoy their time with the children doing various activities.

After about 30 minutes at the school, Julie started to feel somewhat poorly. Like me, her system is not completely agreeing with the local food. She has been resting and is feeling better as I write this. While she was resting I was next door reading my book when Sr. Juanita called me down. We received a Today we went to Fr. Petricio’s school (St. Teresa’s) again in Nueva Capital in the north art of Tegus. About a dozen children were there to meet us and we spent the morning doing crafts, playing music and visiting with the children.

Since it is Holy Week, the school is closed as are all schools in Honduras. The students seemed to enjoy their time with the children doing various activities.

After about 30 minutes at the school, Julie started to feel somewhat poorly. Like me, her system is not completely agreeing with the local food. She has been resting and is feeling better as I write this. While she was resting I was next door reading and Sr. Juanita called me downstairs since we had a

surprise visit from Cardinal Maradiga, the Catholic Cardinal of Honduras. He met with the group and me and he was very nice. He did know where Sioux City was and made me feel he was interested in me and thanked our group for our good works. He has known Sr. Juanita for many years.

We tried to visit the blind boy who is the good musician again. He was not at home but we did visit the family anyway. Katie was admiring a rose bush outside the home. As we were leaving, the mother found a sharp object and was able to cut off some roses and give them to Marta because she knew Katie liked them. I pulled the kids together to point out what I see so often with the poor. They will indeed try to give you whatever they have if you only will acknowledge them. It was a powerful moment. A few minutes earlier they had just met the most powerful Catholic in Honduras yet this impressed me (and possibly them) more. Will go to the orphanage this afternoon to visit and set up the DVD program. Al

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