This week we are encouraging everyone to bring regular-sized bars of soap and bottles of shampoo for our gift bags. One memory I have from a past mission trip is watching a boy get a bar of soap. He kept putting it up to his nose. When I asked Sr. Juanita why is was doing that with the soap, she said he was enjoying the scent of the soap. He had probably never had a scented bar of soap. It was a wonderful gift to him.
We are winding down our raffle ticket sale but still accepting donations for our projects. Soon we will announce the cash winners of our raffle.
Sometimes it is hard to visualize the size of something we talk about. Thus, Mrs. Christoffel and her math students are going to use colored painters' tape to tape off a home's dimensions in the lobby of the school. Students will be able to stand in the "rooms" of a house that is the size of the ones we'll be building in Honduras. With a different colored tape, they will also show everyone the dimensions of one of the homes we replaced last year. Watch for this in the lobby.
By the end of next week the CLT will have boxes that are decorated to look like our homes in Honduras in strategic places around the school. We'll be using those boxes for your donated items.
As you can see, we have all kinds of things going on. I hope you'll join us on our journey by reading the blog every day. Don't forget to send comments or questions for me to answer.