Day started with morning prayer. Then Bob and I headed out to find tile for the roof. We ended up at this little place in front of someone's house. The tile is made right there. 500 tiles for $60. The crew, all 6, were very helpful and kind. Then we went looking for goats. They cost about $50 each and members of the team were willing to sponsor a few. We ended up in this great small town. Dirt main street, more horses than cars. Dogs and chickens in the road and a few donkeys for good measure. We got 4 bags of cement and could not find goats but we can get new-born sheep. Bob, being an ex-executive, was thinking a herd of goats, but it’s starting to look like a few sheep instead and one of the boys can be the shepherd.
The rest of the day I painted. The guys are on a roll. All the posts and rafters are ready for tomorrow. They also built a concrete ramp to the cook area and the boys built some stone steps down the hill. The women spent the day working with the children.
The best thing about being here with the children is the casual conversations we can have with them. One 11 year old girl wants to be a doctor. She is very smart; it will happen. Actually I gave her my cross tonight. Every evening the children and some of our team share. It is powerful and I think helpful to the children, who have been through so much. Please read Deuteronomy 28:1-68. That was Bob's and my teaching this morning. The two commandments from Moses -- if only humans would follow.
This blog has been created to keep you up-to-date on all of the things God is doing through the team He has sent to Honduras from St. Luke's Church, Hilton Head Island, SC. Sometimes it is difficult for the team to send information to us due to limited access to the Internet. Be assured that all of the latest news will be posted as soon as it is received. We ask that you please keep this mission team in your prayers and be sure to post your comments of encouragement when you feel led.