The group kept busy by visiting Instituto El Rey for a day of work projects and a soccer camp and they also helped us do some work on David & Olga's house.
Thanks guys for all your hard work and great attitudes! We enjoyed having you.
We wanted to show you all a few photos of the kids as they're settling in.
Thanks to the West Area Quilters in MN, we gave each of the kids a little handmade quilt of their own.
We've introduced them to the playground and the Library Program, which they're really enjoying.
We've also taken them down to the Jungle Hospital for a check-up.
Everybody is settling in and we're getting to know each other better. It's been an exciting week!
Note: Since this post was written two of these kids were adopted and two were claimed by their grandmother. While we were not anticipating their quick departure, we were able to give them excellent care for the time there were with us. We treated them for parasites and malnourishment and they left us with a healthy glow .
We just wanted to let everyone know that we're temporarily on hold with bringing in the kids. Due to internal issues at the Social Services office here, we had yet another inspection yesterday (#4). We're once again waiting on paperwork to be processed. They've told us Wednesday is the day! Please pray with us that everything goes well.
We'll keep everyone posted as things happen.
We just wanted to share that we are SO close to getting the first kids. In the past month we've been working with Honduran Social Services in La Ceiba, which is our regional office. The woman we're associated with here is working to help us start well. She has a heart for particular children that she will be permanently placing with us. After a couple attempts, La Ceiba Social Services came and inspected our facilities. They've given us the green light. We've met the first few children that we'll be taking in and their paperwork is being finalized so they can transfer into our care. Hopefully we'll take them home with us in a couple days. We're just waiting for the final word so we can go and pick them up!
The little kids we're starting with are so precious. We're so excited to introduce them to everyone here on the blog, but we'll wait on that until they're in our care and we have some photos to share.