I arrived on Tuesday morning in Honduras with two 50 lb bags of donations and a backpack with some clothes for myself. My plans have changed a little bit since getting here. My cousin Jenny's boyfriend, Aben, who is from Honduras is very involved with a school/ministry called The Rock. We will be spending a lot of time there as well as at Casade Luz. The Rock is a school in the mountains with 3 different age classes from Pre-K to 6th grade. They are need of a lot more school supplies than Casade Luz, so the majority of the school supplies people have given me will go towards them. At the end of this coming week we will be teaching English to the kids.
So far I have been able to give away most of the clothes and shoes to the kids at Casade Luz and The Rock. A lot of the shoes the kids had, didn't fit them correctly, so it was nice to be able to give them shoes that didn't make their toes curl up or where the shoes would be too big that they would keep losing them. The donations that were games and puzzles we are still figuring out which ministry they will go towards. I am so thankful for how generous everyone was and so are the kids!
I spent Wednesday and Thursday at the Casade Luz with the kids. Wednesday I observed, just to see what they did and looked for ways where I could help them out. Thursday I was able to help with the breakfast dishes and also taught the English lesson of words and numbers with flash cards that had pictures on them. The kids ages range from 3 to 7. On average there is about 18 kids per day through out the year, but last week there was only about 10 kids each day.
Wednesday night we used some of the money people had given me for donations towards Casade Luz and also now The Rock. I forgot to count how much donation money I had received before I exchanged it into Lempira (Honduran money). But it was around $400, so thank you to everyone that donated money!
So far, my time here has been wonderful. I have really enjoyed meeting the people and seeing different ways to serve the people here and how I can pray for them. Thank you so much for your prayers and support so far!