Sunday, 22 March 2020

Many things in our lives have changed over these past weeks.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our team has cancelled our service trip which was to start on March 27th.  We had been looking forward and preparing to go but know that is best that it be cancelled at this time.  Honduras continues to take measures as we do here and their county is in lockdown as well as schools cancelled.
We did pack up the many donations from you all that we were to take in our suitcases and thank you immensely for these.  Hygiene products - shampoo, toothpaste, etc are much needed and we keep them for our next trip - whether that be in this school year or the next.

And as we have time to reflect on these changes and our lives in the uncertain time of this pandemic, our purpose in our El Hogar ministry at St Luke's remains the same - to continue to support and nurture the vulnerable children in the care of El Hogar.  While we gaze out of our windows in this cool March, we look for signs of spring and have hope as we see the snowdrops and the early bulbs showing their heads up through the frosted winter's soil.  While we are anxious to get into our gardens, the kids at El Hogar are harvesting a crop of root vegetables that they have been tending the past few months.  They seem to be enjoying themselves.  Many of these raised garden beds were built by the 2018 St Luke's team.