Good morning. It is 6:00 am here in La Esperanza Honduras. For some reason I constantly wake up early here. It may be the sounds of the trucks outside or maybe the rooster….
Yesterday was a good day. We went back to the church and painted class rooms and classroom doors. We only had until noon so we did what we could but it was fun and they looked nice.
In the afternoon after lunch, we drove up into a rehab center up in the mountains. This is a rare thing for Honduras and functions almost like an AA or a Celebrate Recovery program. It was amazing to see what was being done in this area.
After that we returned to Rosi’s house to try some traditional Honduras food,a drink made out of corn that we drink out of fruit shells. She served us big bowls and at first it is pretty good. It is made out of mashed boiled corn, cinnamon, sugar, and I think milk. It is good, but quickly thickens and as it cools has a stronger corn taste that I could not finish.
The team was pretty hilarious drinking it, some loved some did not. Dima (from Ukraine) couldn’t drink his at all but once Mark finished it for him he wanted his picture taken of him “finishing: it.
Dinner was pretty phenomenal and not at all what you would expect to eat in this area. We ate at a pretty nice restaurant and the meat was so delicious. This was our last evening in La Esperanza.
Today we will travel back towards Tegucigalpa and stay in the Mission House tonight and tomorrow. Tomorrow we will travel to see past areas we have worked in which is the opposite direction of where we are now.
It has been a good trip so far.