Saturday July 17
We worked half a day on the road project and at 2:00 we put on our TMI T-shirts and headed to the secondary school in Santa Cruz for a program. We did a program and gave an invitation 5 accepted Christ as Savior! After the presentation the boys played soccer by dividing up with the nationals and the girls worked with the national girls making crafts. It was a fun day.
Sunday July 18
After breakfast we loaded up and headed to a local church. We really enjoyed the service which Mr. Norman translated for us. The afternoon was spent doing verse review, we had a bug bite inspection of arms and washed everyone with antibacterial soap and applied lotion.
In the evening we had fun night. These kids are so creative. We divided into 4 teams and they had to act out different objects or Bible stories–we laughed long and hard. We closed the evening with prayer and songs.
Monday July 20
We were awakened in the night when the dog when crazy barking at the neighbors cows who got on the property and were in the front yard eating the flowers. The kids worked hard this day. We finally got the delivery of the gravel for the road. Mr. Maher loves driving the tractor. It rains every afternoon and the bugs are bad. Everyone is covered in bites. We are working hard at keeping the bites clean. The highlight of the day was a visit to the base store for cokes and candy bars.
Tuesday July 21
Another day of work. The kids are making visible progress on the road and the gutter ditches. The Hondurian BMW students made yucca for us for supper along with the rest of our meal which was hot dogs, chili, and watermelon. Yucca is a root veggie and tasted like french fries–they loved it.
The boys continue to be fascinated with all the wildlife here. They love scaring the girls with the various bugs. The team is learning to get along with one another and boy can they eat! Daily for us is washing faces, checking bug bites and encouraging everyone to locate all their stuff. The kids are doing well with Bible memory and they are asking really good questions in Bible study classes. We are becoming a family.
We praise the Lord for HIS faithfulness and Grace. Thank you for your prayers.