Buenas Tardes from the mountains of Honduras!
Chris and I arrived Tuesday afternoon, along with a team of 10 students and 2 faculty members of Lafayette College.
They are terrific young hearts and minds and have immediately kindled relationships with the young women who are here studying at TLC.
The quarter is just underway this week. First years are completing their last quarter of English Classes- 4 hours a day. Second year students are taking Leadership, Law & Justice, Microsoft Office and Entrepreneurship Classes, a pretty full plate. There are also a few third year students here, completing their independent study classes and writing up their final internship papers.
The new electricity is terrific. It’s been on 24 / 7 and it’s so good not to rely on solar. The internet however is struggling. We have had very little bandwidth. The satellite service engineer was here yesterday (again) but I think we may need divine intervention. So I am not sure when you will receive this. But I won’t attach pictures so maybe the cloud will process it.
Chris has been swamped by her fan club of students for all sorts of help- reading club, sewing projects and just talk, love and encouragement.
I began Entrepreneurship class Wednesday. It’s going well but it’s a lot of material to cover in a month. I see some lively affirming faces and some dazed looks- so we will have fun together!
The Lafayette team has been terrific. They have been helping the students before classes each day with their daily chores. Cleaning pig pens, building a new chicken coop, picking coffee, raking the pine needles – many things.
It’s quite a change for the team participants of course. From all we have every day in the states to very modest food, cold showers and no Facebook. But it always brings out the best in people. Every time.
The TLC students are seeking out the gringo team for homework help and reading time. It’s been great.
Damarias gave a wonderful devotional yesterday morning – on her 23rd birthday. She spoke of the new year and encouragers us all to make those changes in our lives that we know we need!
The weather has been quite cool in the evening (sweatshirts) but hot and sunny by about 9 a.m. No rain in sight. Been a lot of birds around, saw a heron of some type this morning take a small tilapia from the fish tank!
Bonfire this evening – always great!
Well that’s it for now and we thank you all for your support and encouragement!
Blessings from Honduras,
Dan and Chris