Adventures and Achievements

Greetings from Honduras!

Victoria here, reporting live. Today has been an exciting day here at TLC. It started out like any other day, but it has been filled with adventures and achievements.

Victoria writing Trinity gift notes to students.

Victoria writing Trinity gift notes to students.

This morning after breakfast I had the opportunity to accompany some of the girls on their work assignment picking coffee, while Dan and Jose continued their beautification efforts in preparation for graduation in a few weeks. Sharon and Chris spent some of the morning compiling small gift bags for the girls which we plan to give to them on Friday night.

One of the big achievements of the day was determining the depth of TLC’s new well. Dan and Jose were told that the well was approximately 550 ft deep, but there wasn’t a precise measurement of where the water actually started. What they thought was going to be a 15 minute project turned into several hours as they tried several methods to accurately gauge the depth. In the end, a makeshift bucket and two different types of rope and a tape measure tied together managed to pull up water from a depth of 450 ft.

Lunch: malanga, rice and water spinach

Lunch: malanga, rice and water spinach

After lunch Chris took the second year students, Sharon, Judy (another volunteer here) and I, on a field trip during their afternoon class periods to a nearby ruined house. It was a beautiful day for a hike and while we were there we collected several huge lemons growing near the ruins.

It’s been a great day here and I’m happy to have been able to share it with you all. We look forward to the last few days we have here with these wonderful girls.

Hasta luego,

Victoria

Jose hard at work

Jose hard at work

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