January 8, 2015
Dear Friends and Family,
First, Chris and I want to thank each of you for your support and prayers for this 3-month mission service in Honduras at The Leadership Center. We could not do this without family and friend support.
We arrived Monday afternoon at TLC. Our 4 checked duffle bags had been packed to the max limits, plus two carry-on bags filled with text books and curriculum and 2 backpacks jammed with everything else necessary, including laptops and popcorn.
Monday evening was quiet, just us and the Rahm Family on the campus, as the students were not coming back from holiday break until Wednesday. A pleasant dinner of beans and eggs and an early night.
We are staying in a 2-room casita just off the main campus and yesterday we spent cleaning it up – Mosquito netting, composting toilet hook up, clothes line set up, putting away supplies and clothes… a pretty full today. The most interesting thing though was when we were awakened by two new friends on our front porch Tuesday very early, two cows had set up their day camp. At first cute, it’s become a skirmish as they see us as encroaching!
Yesterday afternoon and today, we spent in welcoming the students, various orientation activities and setting up a new computer lab for Chris’ computer literacy class.
There are 23 students here at TLC. It’s a three year free educational program provided to young women, to learn English, leadership and entrepreneurship.
Beans, cauliflower and tortillas for dinner and a great conversation afterwards with about 6 of the students – lots of laughs and stories.
Tomorrow classes start, so we are headed back to the casita – to see if our cloven associates will let us in tonight!
Blessings from Honduras,
Dan and Chris