Another day of digging led Mark to comment, "If the good Lord would " Fortunately we got to add the tasks of laying the pipe and filling the trenches back up. On top of that we were able to trench up to one of the villagers houses and lay and bury their pipe. You can't imagine how good it felt to see a small part of the project come full circle. The smiles on everyones faces were uplifting. We now have a new surge of energy. It will come in handy tomorrow when we go to the Valley of the Angels for our day of shopping!
Junta, our nightly time of sharing our thoughts of the days events, tonight was especially inspiring. The kids were to share how they saw the Resurrected Christ in their day. Again we were amazed at how deep their reflections were. You are raising beautiful Christ centered children who certainly know how to live the Gospel.
We find ourselvles a bit sad tonight as tomorrow we have to say goodbye to two of our fearless leaders. Carolyn Bickford and Linda Reichle are leaving us to return home. They have guided us in this unfamiliar land and kept us safe. We pray for a safe journey home for them and will treasure their friendship!!
One last note, did you parents know that your children can sing? Tonight Fr. Jim broke out his guitar and the woman who has been keeping us fed, Tacha, joined them in singing some Spanish songs. Yes we did get it on video and yes, you will get a copy.
Until tomorrow.......Barb, Karrie & Mary
Hello everyone! Mr. Dobesh and I are doing quite well! We are definitely loving the food here; it is fantastic! Yesterday, I caught a basilisk, and unfortunately all I got to keep of it was the tail. But it makes a nice souvenir! After all the hard work we have been doing the last couple of days, we finally got to see it come through after laying down some pipes in the ground today. Don’t miss us too much and we both love and miss you mom and Corten! Be home soon, just a little more work to do!
-Witt and Chris Dobesh
Hey everybody! Jake here.. another productive day in Picacho. We laid some major pipe for a while then we dug. The sun wasn’t out at all and it was so cool. Then we came home and I took a much needed shower. Then we played(well attempted to play) soccer with the children. After about 30 minutes of butt kicking I’m back here writing to you all. Hope all is well. Miss and love you guys!
Elizabeth here! Everybody is playing cards right now and we still have an hour til bed. I just want to say that today felt like lots of work was done! Pipes were laid in the trenches we dug, a true sign of progress. For supper tonight Tatcha made tostadas… not sure what that means for everyone, but it was like fried tortilla, a mix of meat, potatoes, and carrots, topped with lettuce and fresh tomatoes. YUM! It was everyone’s favorite. I hope things are great back home! Landon, I hope your ACT went well…I’m sure it was fun;). I was so excited to hear from you Watts’! I miss you family! Tomorrow we go to Valley of the Angels! Matthew, Steven…want machetes?!?!
PS. Dominic says he misses and loves you guys! (to his family)
PS2. Jordan says to her family that she loves them and misses them and congratulations to Sarah on her First Communion!
PS3. Catherine says to tell her mom that she misses and loves her also, and asks you to tell Anna that she finished the three Hunger Games!
Hi it’s Rylee! So I was really not feeling well today which made me pretty mad because I could not help dig or work. I am feeling much better now, I had to take some nasty drink all day. It was like salt water but Honduran style. Weird. Anyway we are all relaxing now and will be going to bed soon. I was not faking like Kia thinks…butt head. Tomorrow we get to go to the Valley of Angles to buy presents J Um Luke…arm wrestling match is ON! Also Kia and I were outside by the gate for awhile tonight talking and enjoying the air when she would get a little too excited to start Junta or scare someone she ran into the clothes line twice and swung back so fast….she won’t ever learn. Hope all is well at home and I miss you guys! Love you! J
Hola Amigos! It’s Kia! I am great! I just want everyone to know how awesome Rylee is! She is so funny and super pretty. Despite the fact that she faked sick today and skipped out on work! Remember that Dad, you thought I was lazy!! Well, as much as I would just LOVE to see you all again (hope you caught that sarcasmJ), I’m really not ready to come home. I can’t imagine me feeling any differently in four days. It is so nice here, I love it. The people are so friendly and if you couldn’t tell by my greeting, I’m learning a different language! I know you guys won’t believe me but I am doing the best I can when we work, yes it is hard but I think I’m growing some muscle (Rylee actually thinks hers are bigger… HA)! Booyah!! Well, Jay would like to post something so I’m going to get off of here. I hope you all are having a grand old time without me.
PS. Elizabeth Wade and Michelle Jaeger, we love you both and we miss you. She is sitting right next to me and we’ve been thinking about you both this whole time. I hope you guys are having a blast!! LOVE YOU BOTH SO MUCH!! (Kia and Rylee) <3
Hi Dan, Brendan, Liam, Moira, Ciara, Aislinn, Mairin, and Declan.
We don’t have much time to blog because we want to get this posted, but we wanted to let you know how unbelievably comforting it was to find out that all is well at home. Liam, your friend Alex from Esquias says hello! We are looking forward to our day at Valley of the Angels tomorrow. Oh, and Moira, we are missing our lattes too! Time is flying by—we miss you and we’ll be home soon!! And it is good to hear that you’re missing us too! God Bless. Caitlin and Mom
You made my day when I saw your message. I miss you all terribly!! Love, Mom/Mary
PS Carol, don’t worry about the contract. I’ll take care of it when I get home. I’ve already touched base with her. Miss You!!!!!!