29 Jan Day 3 Honduras January 28, 2011
Today we took 4 of the High Schoolers from Copprome Orphanage to pick up their books and uniforms for school which starts on February 7th! They were so proud for us to go in with them….isn’t it funny…they were so excited to have parentals with them…. I mean, they WANTED us to go in!…Ty and I were so proud to be there…they are precious and smart kids! We then took them to lunch at the mall…It is such a pleasure to take kids to the food court at the mall who NEVER get an opportunity to eat out…Think about it…like a huge buffet!! They are used to eating rice/beans/tortillas and eggs everyday…which, by the way, is very nutritious and very healthy…just a little boring to eat the same thing to us Americans…we are so spoiled with our varieties of food! We rented a truck and went and picked up water, supplies and a camp stove for the poor community and delivered it in the pouring rain! This community has no electricity….no outhouse…no running water…35 families including 110 children.. Look at my facebook to see pictures…it is heart wrenching…they all ran to the truck in the muddy, yucky rain to see us! One particular little girl I had talked with on Thursday needed shoes..she was barefooted…today, when we arrived…she came to me and asked me about the shoes…I teared up and was able to tell her we brought them…cute little pink plastic sandals….she was so excited!! You would have thought I gave her $100. These people are so grateful for anything you give…even if it is just a huge hug and a kiss!! It has rained here for 36 hours…this is their rainy season…..and is why their schools are out December and January …buses and people are trapped…like we are when it snows…We went to the grocery store to buy food for a big cookout and celebration for Jan/Feb/March birthdays on Sunday…(this is my little way of reminding them on their birthdays how much I love them all and think of them…when I come…I bring a “little birthday gift” for all birthdays for a 3 month span….something small from Lifeway with a cross and the message of Jesus…necklace/bracelet or book) When we arrived at Copprome Orphanage to unload 20 bags of groceries..(they also needed some breakfast items and bath items)…it was still pouring down rain…the kids all ran out to help unload the 20 or 25 bags we brought…even the 5 yr olds….carrying bags bigger than them!!! They are so excited…it doesn’t matter that it is raining hard..they always want to help…they always share with each other…it is amazing that these 30 kids take care of each other so well…they are sweet to each other…unbelievable…This is a whole new world for us….relationships that are really the MOST IMPORTANT …and we see that in a country which is so poor…do we have too much?…is that why we sometimes forget the most important of gifts?…Honduras really causes me to step back and feel overwhelmed at the blessings God has given ME and my entire family…He did that so I could share with others…AND THAT FEELS SO RIGHT!!!