Day of the Child
In Honduras they have Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Children’s Day. To help with the celebrating, our school Instituto el Rey makes pinatas to give out to many of the local elementary schools. Then they chose one school to go visit with the 9th grade class (Ruby’s class) in charge of the fun.
Hilary and I (Sarah) hiked an hour and ten minutes to get to the elementary school in a village called La Colorada. It’s basically down the valley behind Rio Viejo and then across a river (up past our knees) and further on still. There is no electricity in that village, but they do have lots of great flat land for cattle and crops, which is a rarity here.
The school we visited has one large room and one teacher for all the grades. It was really great to be able to give the teacher several bags of school supplies. She said it would be a really big help.
The 9th grade class from Instituto el Rey did lots of games with the kids, dances, and of course, the pinata. They also gave each child a bag with pencils, a tooth brush, and tooth paste. It was a really fun experience.
Current Building Progress
I wanted to share with everyone how the building is coming along. Right now our Honduran workers are applying the smooth surface to the first house. This is the final step before we pour the floors. We’re hoping to have the the first house and the office finished during September.
The walls of the second house are coming up quick. We’re hoping to have these up in the next couple weeks so it’s ready for a roof. There’s one more team coming to help build and hopefully they’ll get that roof up.
All the construction work is going great, but we’re having trouble getting our residency in Honduras. This is really slowing down the legal process we have to go through before we take in children. Keep us in your prayers.