Greetings to all readers.
Carolyn called at 8:15 a.m.
They were all up and ready for the day. She didn't think she would have time to blog this morning. They will all be part of the Palm Sunday Procession through the village of Esquias, which begins at 8:00 their time. Sometimes it lasts for three hours so Fr. Bonilla has been warned they might cut out early. They leave for Casa Carolina (the malnutrition center) in Sulaco at no later than 9:30. It is a long and hard ride and they should get back before dark. They will probably be able to spend no more than an hour with the children.
I encouraged her to take the computer just in case she might be able to blog right from Casa Carolina.
Casa Carolina has been in danger of closing for just over a year now. A year ago I asked for help to keep the malnutrition center open. Support has been good but has fallen short of my hopes. Mission Honduras LeMars, coupled with a couple other Catholic Orders of Sisters, has been able to pay the monthly bill for the center - $2200.00 per month. As I write this I am not 100% sure of the status of Casa Carolina. About 3 weeks ago I was informed that the parish in Sulaco would be taking it over. I will be anxious to know the final decision. In any case, Sister Joan is along on the trip and Casa Carolina was one of her most important missions. I know she will get to the bottom of the issue.
Carolyn said everyone was fine and looking forward to the day.