Kelly and I are sunburned and getting our tails worked off, but are experiencing something we could never have imagined! The people of Honduras are so genuinely kind and grateful and loving, not to mention patient! We work as the aides, so we do whatever we are told to do. We do the weighing and measuring and determine the children's Z scores (which is an indicator for malnutrition). We get to cuddle lots of babies - so we are in heaven. Most of the patients are so happy just to receive a 30 day supply of vitamins and some de-worming medication.
The days working the clinic are non-stop! No opportunity to sit down or relax, but we usually have from 7pm till whenever we go to bed to relax. Last night, Kelly stayed up and played cards and spoons with the boys who live and go to school here. We also have Mass every night, followed by vespers with the boys (it's beautiful!).
The poverty that we saw on our drive from the airport to Santa Theresa school in Nueve Capital was unimaginable. The houses are mere shanties erected on dirt - no water, electricity, or bathrooms. But the people we are seeing who live in these shanties are very happy and healthy for the most part! It shows that although they don't have much, they really care for one another and look out for one another.
We are very, very safe and very comfortable. We are also clean, thanks to our 30 second, freezing cold showers (after which we feel very warm....seriously)!
9th and 10th graders: hope all is going well in school - miss you all!
Kaci: How was your tournament in Sturgis? I miss you terribly, and can't wait to see you! Love you so much peanut!
Dan: How's Mr. Mom? Love and miss you terribly! Hope all is well! Thanks for blogging back!
Adios for now. It's going to be a hot one today - no wind and lots of sun! God Bless!