How fast the week went. As we climbed into bed last night at 0230 after a long day of travel home, we realized a week ago that it was the same time that we had set our alarm to get up to catch our early morning plane. So much has happened in a week!
With a little later that usual morning departure from El Hogar to get to the airport, we had a good almost full morning of being on site to enjoy the clear morning air and enjoying the garden and looking over our work project! Packing bags and checking out the last of the things that we wanted to leave behind. More craft items and soccer balls etc. We had time to take our traditional team photo.
Amy and Alan have some relaxing time before the luggage is loaded.
Because it is Friday, the kids are in class, but we had some time to say a few good-byes in between their classes.
Life is easy for us to get to the airport. Our luggage is loaded onto the big bus by Junior and Anebal who are high school age and live at El Hogar as they go to a nearby school. They have been around all week and have helped out in many ways to make life easier for everyone at El Hogar.
A few of us ended up chatting with some other passengers on our flights who were with other mission teams from various parts of North America. This is what you find on those flights in and out of Tegucigalpa. One team was medical team. Another was a group that were building a new well in a remote town about three hours away. We shared similar stories all with similar threads running through. Our love for the people of Honduras and wanting to help where we can - being the hands and feet of Jesus.....
We all woke up this morning, without the sound barking dogs or of screeching traffic just outside our windows, but we certainly missed the sound of the children and to see their happy faces and feel their hugs as they greeted us when they saw us.
We are still gathering pictures off all our various phones and cameras, so stay tuned for some more photos of the children and abit of life at El Hogar. Also be sure to hear our presentation at the 10 a.m. service on March 18th.
We take this trip to do what we can for El Hogar, but this is only part of this ministry. You all help in your prayers and donations of all kinds and your encouragement and we couldn't do it without you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.