Buenos Dias Familia y Amigos,
Well, it has been a wonderful 5 plus weeks here at TLC. We fly back to Virginia later today.
We had our final exam yesterday in the Business Planning and Finance Class. And after our 50th and final class we celebrated with donuts, chips and Coca Cola. All the young women passed the class, and I can assure you it was a blessing to teach them.
The students did their final business plan presentations earlier this week and that was a lot of fun. I bet we have 3-5 students who will seriously consider starting a business later this year (after their graduation in June and upon completion of their internships in September.
The first-year students gathered at our casita yesterday to thank Mrs. Chris for all their sewing projects. Many smiles and hugs.
Last weekend was a pork fest. We slaughtered one of the pigs and filled the freezer with pork. Here are a couple of the girls frying pork for lunch earlier this week.
We had a special visitor to campus this week, a Trinity church friend who has been working here in Honduras for 3 years with USAid. Sergio is responsible for primary school education through Honduras. He was very impressed with what we have accomplished over the last 10 years and is going to make a few introductions that might benefit our students and alumni. But most importantly, he graciously spoke with all our students and strongly encouraged them in their educational pursuits. Here is Sergio with our second-year class.
As we get ready to pack up our casita, here is one of our friends that I won’t miss too much.
It’s always a bit of an adventure here. For the last few days, we have had about 5 horses on campus. Neighbors’ horses who are very interested in our gardens. They were last drinking water from a laundry pila!
I know we have shared with you before about the love and gratitude these young women express every day. It is such a blessing to be with them and teach them and learn from them. They really have their priorities right. They know what is important in life – and at such a young age. They are always hopeful, always grateful and always loving.
We wish you all the best and thank you for your support of these young women!
Blessings from Honduras.
Dan and Chris