Luggage Delays

There are 18 people traveling to Honduras this year. After some travel delays and luggage delays (we didn’t receive luggage until yesterday-4 days after we arrived), But we have started to work.  We are working in a school building picnic tables, desks, bookshelves, and painting. It is so overwhelming the needs at this school. We’ve also replaced or installed ceiling fans in classrooms. Many rooms do not have working light fixtures and there are exposed wires.

The teachers are on strike here as the government is trying to pass a law to privatize public schools by charging a tuition. Most families here live in extreme poverty so additional fees for tuition would not be possible. They already have to pay for uniforms for the children.

Even though the teachers are on strike, they have been at the school every day helping us. They are planning something special for us today.The team has worked so hard and formed such a beautiful bond. We’ve laughed and cried, sang songs, and watched sunsets like no other.

Words cannot describe this place where people who have nothing and I mean nothing are so full of joy.

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Bitter Sweet

Saturday is bitter sweet. We are all exhausted and ready for our own bed and a nice long shower, but we are also sad to leave this place that has become so familiar and so much like a second home for so many of us. We circled up with our host and his staff to […]

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Final Sunset

   Free day – on Friday, we take a little time for ourselves and engage in some of the local activities the island has to offer. Tourism being there biggest employer and income on the island, we like to contribute where we can. Five of the team members took the opportunity to take Steel Pan […]

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God is good

   Our plans for Thursday were a little different than the previous work days had been. Today we woke up and spent our morning sorting dirt and debris from the beans, so they could be cooked, cooked rice and grilled 250 pork chops. We cooked all the food at the house and transported it all […]

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Kids Help

    We arrived Wednesday having only a few more projects on the list and most of us thinking we’d finish up early. We began putting up the final pieces to finish the back staircase and then it was stained. Several of us where busy painting the front porch, but Mrs. Elva was really concerned […]

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Power Outage

  Before After Tuesday, we woke up and arrived at Mrs. Elva’s eager to get started on the back staircase. We arrived, and the island was experiencing a power outage at the time, which is common, so we weren’t able to use our power tools to cut the wood for the handrail. We did a […]

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Starting Work

       We arrived on our first day of work and immediately began tearing off the old, rusty metal roof from Mrs. Elva’s laundry shed – this consisted of three people thrusting a wooden pillar into the roof from below and a couple of guys on top and along the side removing what nails […]

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Sunday Worship

    Sunday morning, we attended Bethesda Methodist church in Flower’s Bay.  Some of the first-timers on the trip were a little concerned after hearing that the service could last anywhere from 2 to 4 hours and the church didn’t have an air conditioner; however, the church is located right along the beach and had all […]

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Travel day

Travel day – day one started with a 4 a.m. airport arrival time and a prank call from a team member informing me that he was stuck in Guthrie – he was not, but he managed to initiate a little bit of panic. Other than that, our flights were all on time and all 10 […]

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Honduras

What’s it like to sleep with an umbrella over your head? I couldn’t imagine that. But on St. Luke’s recent mission trip to Honduras, we met a woman who does it every time it rains. The water pours through her crumbling roof and floods her floor. Ms. Lolita and her family have lived on a […]

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