Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - afternoon
The Kuemper group continues to have unusual experiences here. Monday night after our Junta Gathering the power went out in Nueva Capital. We are told this is a rare experience. It was a neat experience to be dark up here on the mountain but still see the lights below in the city. Fortunately it did not last a long time and cheers were heard around the neighborhood as the lights returned. The thunderstorm earlier not only refreshed the parched land but seemed to refresh our missioners as well. There was much more energy in the group as the students gathered to talk with the Honduran boys in the hall. There was a lot of laughter from a group of adults gathered in the library as well.
Tuesday dawned bright as ever with freshness provided by the rain. A crew headed to the houses. The interior of house two is completely painted and we only need to finish the bottom half on the exterior. House one is wired for electric and door locks installed. We should pretty much have the houses completed by the end of the afternoon other than some special touches.
A group of Students and adults stayed at the school to visit all the classrooms this morning to teach the songs to the children. Things went more smoothly this morning. They alternated between classroom visits and building bunk beds.
We continue to deliver the gift bags. One girl this morning lived way below where the school is. It was quite a trip by pick-up. She told the students that she gets up at 4am in order to get ready and then walk 1 hour 45 minutes to school in order to be there by 6:45am. These kids really are amazing.
This afternoon was more of the same. We finished the houses this afternoon!! (Just need some final touches.) We finished delivering the gift bags!! We continue with the classroom visits and work on the bunk beds. We will be leaving early in the morning for our excursion. First we will go to see the Statue of Christ that stands high above the city. Then we will travel to the Mother Theresa Home to help with feeding some very at risk children. We’ll return for a late lunch at the school. Time is flying by and we are set to finish strong on our projects and soak in the joy found in our new friends here.