Some of the dear little faces that we have grown to love this week.
When we got off, we found out that we were going to receive $600 Delta dollars AND a 4 hour bus ride to San Pedro Sula, the capital city and the next major airport! Not quite what we bargained for, but we were all together and would make the best of it. Seeing more of Honduras appealed to us in that drive, except by the time we got on the road, the sun had set and so we drove over those beautiful mountains in the dark!
|Waiting for our van to head to San Pedro Sula|
Flying out of San Pedro Sula gave us a chance to see a flatter and more fertile Honduras and this seems to be where the big crops are grown - bananas and pineapple.
Erika and Heather made it home on time, as you will have read Erika's Friday entry into the blog from her flight (Be sure to check it out with more pictures). Jane got stuck in Miami with some sort of airline work stoppage issues and so she didn't get home to Cincinnati until the next day as well. Our travel day on Sunday was uneventful and just long - 16 hours in transit and home finally safe and sound.
We have had a week of hard work, doing what we can to update, repair and build. There is always much to do at each site and they rely on volunteers to do much of this work. We were also building relationships, with each other as a team and with the children and teachers. They need our attention, our love, but we get so much back in return. We were witness to God's transforming love in these children, knowing their stories and their difficult beginnings in life.
GOD SO LOVED....
You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.
- Amy Carmichael, Missionary to India