The missioners crawled out of bed this morning and ate a breakfast of eggs and sausage (Honduran style), toast, and fruit. Then Bruce got everyone organized so that the tools and wood would be loaded as soon as possible. As soon as the military truck arrived, the missioners loaded it with wood, placed the supplies into the back of Frank’s truck, and were on their way to the homes.
Once at the home sites, we discovered the Luis, Maria, and their 4 children had spent the night in their home. There was no roof on it nor any beds, but they wanted to sleep in their new home as soon as possible.
Work quickly began and walls took shape inside each of the homes. Bruce then decided that the missioners could start painting as the tin was going in on top of them. All the brushes and rollers were put into action, both inside and out. By the end of the day, one home was totally painted, had windows and doors, and a roof. Luis, Maria, and family will have a better place to sleep tonight.
We did take a little break for a Coke in a bag. This is a Honduran treat, I’ve discovered. The Honduras purchase a large, cold bottle of Coca Cola, put it into a sandwich bag, stick a straw into it, then tied the top of the bag around the straw. Thus, it’s a Coca en la bolsa. It was a cool refreshment at the end of the work day.
The missioners ended their work day by cleaning brushes, rollers, and paint pans so they’re ready to be back into action on Monday. Tomorrow we will travel to the Basilica de Suyapa and hear a little history of the church. We’ll attend 9:30 mass at the new Basilica before climbing back on board the buses for Valle de Angeles and our tourist day. We’ll eat pizza in a local place. Right next door is an ice cream shop, which is safe for us to enjoy. The students will shop in groups with a couple chaperones. Most all souvenirs can be purchased in one or two shops, as they are fairly similar. Hopefully, everyone will be shopped out by 4 p.m. because that is when we’ll load up for our return trip to our home away from home.
Right now I can hear two different games being played on the concrete playground outside my window. One is a soccer game: USA vs Honduras. The other side of the playground looks like a smaller basketball game. I’m pretty sure that, in this case, the USA team stands very little chance of winning, but they’ll have fun trying.
We’ve been enjoying your comments at the end of junta. More of the missioners will be sending their comments to you later this evening. It’s hard to believe that we are almost to the halfway point of our mission trip. Keep the prayers coming for our continued progress.
Mom and Sage, We are doing great. The weather has been perfect for working outside. Everything is flying by. We are going shopping tomorrow. Love you and miss you! PS I only dropped my toilet paper in the toilet once so far oh and my sunglasses once too.
Love Jade and Dan
Dear Mom, Ashley, Cody, and Anthony we are having a blast. We are loving the hugs from all the kids. We are having fun with building the houses. We are surviving the cold showers and the loud nights. Hello Westhoffs, sorry to hear the Cyclones are losing. Tell you all more when we get back.
Love Kaylee and Ken
Dad, Mom and the siblings, I am doing great! I am healthy and eating plenty of food so don’t worry, everything is fine. The time is flying by and I am having a blast. Love and miss you all!
Dad, Mom, and Brittany, I am having an amazing time so far. I have enjoyed the food so far, and have even eaten some rice. Today I put tin on two of the three houses, and Juan, Brady, and I are going to start a roofing company. Time is going fast and I will see you soon.
Hi mom and Valeria! I am having such a great time here in Honduras. It is not what I expected at all. FYI I am bringing all the kids home, so get plenty of rooms ready for them. I can’t wait to tell you guys all about my experience here. Love and miss you!
Love Cat and Dad
Hey fam bam! I knew I was going to have a great time here, but I didn’t know I wouldn’t want to leave! Thanks Robert for the Viking’s updates. I’m a little sad about CP, but oh well. Tell the little girls to quit wearing my clothes or else. I miss you all and hope all is well. If you can, please give me an update on Maggie and Noah. Tell Dad his chiropractic work could be used here because we are doing lots of heavy lifting. See you soon.
Hola Nayibe. Te quiero decir que en Honduras tambien te quiero mucho. Te extrano mucho. Dale a Valeria un abrazo bien grande de mi parte.
Te amo, Juan
Hello Mom, Dad, Lex and Taya, I am having a great time here! I can`t wait to tell you all about this amazing experience when I get back. Tell Taya we will play duck duck goose when we get home and also that I am doing pushups. Love and miss you all!
Hello Mom and Dad, miss you both very much. I absolutely love it here, nothing that I had ever expected. Can’t believe I don’t want to leave. I am very excited to see Dominic Paul in 11 days. Dad, please don’t lose our snap streak. See you soon, btw sunscreen is a must here (learned that the hard way)
Love you all, Hannah