Thursday, July 12, 2012

Hondruas Day 5

I cannot believe we only have one more day in Honduras. Our time here has been great and everyone has been very kind to us. The school kids are always so excited to see the puppets and us, but mostly the puppets. I got to speak at another school today and it went really well. I'm so thankful for Fernando translating for our team as we speak at schools. He rocks.

Fernando and me speaking at a school
The kids made us feel like celebrities today. They all wanted our autographs. I would ask the children their names (with the little bit of Spanish I know) and after they would tell me, they would continue to speak to me. I would then smile and nod hoping they didn't ask me anything. I WILL learn Spanish.

Kevin and Derek signing their autographs

When we arrived at the second school today, there was a group of kids learning a dance. Brent and I decided to jump in and Charlotte and Derek soon followed. We were decent at it, but the kids were 100 times better. Can you tell how confused we were?

The kids thought it was funny and just laughed at us, especially as we tried to run around one another to get the patterns. It was entertaining to watch I'm sure.

After three school shows and VBS, we were all exhausted. We headed back to MEDA for about an hour to rest and play cards like we always do when we have any free time. Our evenings are normally free, but today we went to a coffee roaster before heading back to church. They showed us how they roast the coffee and package it. It smelled wonderful. I may or may not have bought a ridiculous amount, but at $3.50/lb, I couldn't pass it up. I bought some of the coffee on my last trip and loved it. My roommates will be so happy.

After visiting the roaster, we went back to church for a potluck and games with the church members. I LOVE church potlucks. I have never been to a bad potluck. I was a little nervous about what kind of food the church families would bring, but it was so delicious. They wanted to feed us traditional Honduran food and the kids dressed up too.

Before feeding us, we played games with everyone. One game was just kids playing. They had to steal shoes from the spectators and put them under their stools. One little girl grabbed both of my sandals before I could react. We had to recite a verse or sing in order to get our shoes back.

They also presented us with gifts the kids had made for us.

This is Joseph (the stud with the unibrow) who presented my gift to me and added a hug. He was just too cute in his getup for me not to take a picture.

Pastor Melvin asked two of us from our group to speak to everyone about what this trip has meant to us. Juan asked if I would speak, so I agreed to do so. I don't get nervous when I speak in front of people, but I really did not know what to say. If you've ever been on any sort of mission trip, you know how it goes. You go to serve and teach and in the end, you are served and taught so much more.

1 comment:

  1. I am so thankful that I got to spend this week working with you all! Thank you for all the work down here!