From Ramon Alcarez, Chaperon:
Hi everybody. Another beautiful hot day in Honduras. This is the second day we worked outside with 5 of the boys building a house and trying to finish it before we go home. Those boys are working so hard and toasted like lobster at the end of the day -- but I think they are really enjoying being here and enjoying every single day.
Hello Manny, you don't know what you're missing! Looking forward to next year.
Buenos tardes a todos los Heelan!
From Beth McCabe, chaperon:
Today JoAnn and I split up, taking 3 girls and 2 boys to visit families in the community surrounding the hilly streets of the church we are staying. We presented gifts such as the items that had been donated by our Heelan community. The homes had dirt floors and were partitioned by sheets making rooms. Basically it was a one-room home with dirt floors. The children led us to their homes. The gifts, such as a bottle of shampoo and a few pencils, lit up there faces as if it were Christmas. Our Heelan kids were also excited, realizing the importance of giving. The Honduran kids clamor over our kids; our Heelan kids then mirror their love -- and so accepting. You should see it! They are giving kids rides on their backs, having them sit on their laps, and they all want pictures so they can see themselves. Tomorrow we will go to Mass at noon at the Cathedral, and then the Pride will be extended to Mother Theresa's Sisters Orphanage. The Pride of Heelan is being felt by all at Nuevo Capital.