I am finally settled into my room here in Honduras! I arrived on Saturday with 6 visitors from my church (Getwell). I have enjoyed tagging along with them, and they have all been so encouraging!
The other teachers arrived on Tuesday, and we were able to move into our rooms that night. It is so nice to get settled back into our “Home Sweet Home.” It feels right. I'll give you a picture of the world around me at this moment:
I now sit on the floor of my bedroom, with the door open on my left side. The sun is the only light I have in my room, and it is perfect. I hear and feel a soft breeze blowing, and I hear the other teachers' occasional conversation as they sit just outside my doorway – reading, knitting, napping. . .
This is definitely one of those calm moments that come every so often. Once school begins, many of us will be busy, and these quiet, peaceful moments will be much less frequent.
We met this morning at the school to see our classrooms, receive our schedule, and go over a few details about the year. Some of us were a little overwhelmed, but it is so nice to finally see the reality of all that we have prepared for during the past few months. Please keep us in your prayers as we prepare for the start of the year.
My view from the plane as we flew of over the capital, Tegucigalpa.
The team was able to play in the game room with the older kids. This is a priviledge that the kids don't get to do often. So they had a lot of fun!
The team also helped to clean out some new classrooms. Cristian Joel enjoyed using the shop-vac to clean the walls. He was very thorough!
David, a team member, showed a few self-defense moves to the boys. They loved it!
This is Emilson. He and his twin brother Norlin came to the home a few months ago, and I was the lucky gal who got to hold Emilson in my arms on the drive from the child services building to his new home here at GSCH.
Emilson and his twin brother Norlin:
My new classroom! It has a long way to go!
This sweetie is one of 6 new siblings that arrived to the home recently. Her name is Mercy, and she is precious. My heart breaks at some of the horrible things she has gone through, but I am so happy that she has a safe home now. She will grow up learning about her Savior Jesus!