20 Apr Peaceful protests?
So my day began with a sweet cup of Honduran coffee and some quiet time on the front porch of Casa Blanca hotel…I was an hour early because my galaxy clock did not change to Honduran time so I just enjoyed this hour looking around at this place and these people that I love! As I sat there I heard loud noises and music…hundreds of people were marching down the street protesting the government kicking them off the land they were living on…the hotel staff told me that this group was living on property that was not theirs so the government made them leave…..they are allowed to have a peaceful protest…. this protest lasted all day and resulted in the bridge (the only way to San Pedro Sula) being blocked off and closed!! WELL………as usual while in Honduras…..my how plans will change….we were going to….where else?…San Pedro Sula to buy all of the bracelet supplies…quick recalculations of what all we needed to accomplish….we ended up visiting Mt Olivos before we did anything…… the excitement in this village is so sweet!!! The families coming together to help build…knowing their own houses will be built soon….the smiles on their faces…seeing Tino and Don Julio grab Shelton and say we 3 amigos!! It is so different going there now than it was a year ago….amazing….hope and bright futures are in the air!!! We went to Copprome to pick up Keice….a sweet 19 year old who had a late start in school due to her family situation….she has decided she wants to go to cosmetology school…so thanks to her family sponsore….we went today and paid her tuition and bought supplies she needs….she is so excited to be learning a trade for future……I see pedicures by Keice in our future!!! WOOHOO!! We then went and bought lots of food for Copprome…everything took much longer than usual…..and usual is pretty long…..so we ended our day unloading groceries for Copprome in the dark…loving on the kids before they went to bed….and then treated ourselves to POWER CHICKEN!! The best seafood I have ever eaten….even better than Destin and Panama City seafood!!! I am not kidding! Sweet Gaby is asleep…she has school early in the morning…and Gabriel comes tomorrow to spend the weekend at the hotel with us…he had exams this week so I did not want him to be disrupted by staying at the hotel….but I am so excited to spend the weekend with both of them!!! So tomorrow we will try again to go to San Pedro Sula…hope the protesters are tired and back home…..we really need to get the bracelet supplies so the Mt Olivos ladies can get started….We will be selling these on the 147 Million Orphans website!!! Proceeds will go to fund the houses at Olivos and the ladies will be paid to make them…..which for them means food on the table for their families….so excited about the future of Olivos!!!