This past week we headed up to Moises Starkman school to celebrate “Day of the Child”. Day of the child is a day that is set aside to celebrate children; just like we have Father’s day or Mother’s day in Canada….here they also have a day to honour children. In Honduras this day is even bigger than Christmas!
We first headed to Kinder ( Kindergarten). Dale and Melissa who is one of our interpreters let the children in a popular song from when most of us were children..”allelue, allelue allelue alleluia, praise ye the Lord!”
watch the video clip here….
Then Dale told a short from the bible. The story where the disciples sent the children away because they thought they were bothering their Master. But Jesus stopped his disciples and he took the time to bless the children. Jesus loved them, and Dale told them how much Jesus loved them too.
We celebrated at the school with cake, dressed up in clown costumes and just had a lot of fun with the kids. At any in kind of celebration in Honduras, there are always piñatas. This day was no exception.
The children all had special lunches instead of the normal beans and rice. They also did not have to wear their uniforms.
For the past two weeks we have a young lady name Emily from Orillia join our team. She was a huge asset. She heads home today and we are going to miss her terribly. Emily came to offer her secretarial skills to Judy with the mounds of paper work that was piling up. However she didn’t spend all her time in the office. She also came with us to the schools as well. I think as she is going to be leaving part of her heart here in Honduras and hopefully someday she will be back.
The team did head back up to another school later on in the week, but I was unable to go as I was sick in bed the entire day. I was really disappointed but I do know there will be many other opportunities to go up to the schools and be with these precious children.
Monday to Friday for the past three weeks we have been taking Spanish lesson for two hours every afternoon. There were a few days where I didn’t feel like it. My brain needed a rest. Our teacher has been teaching us verbs and the many different verb endings. So much to take in a remember. And rolling the rrrrrr’s..I still haven’t mastered that yet. I need to so I am not saying bad words accidentally…. which has happened! No wonder the girls at Espresso Americano were laughing at me. Every day she gives us homework assignments too. That being said though, it is getting easier.
Late Friday afternoon we headed to a busy street corner here in the city where they often sell puppies; especially on the weekends. It’s known as “Puppy McDonalds” I am not sure if the locals call it that, but it is what any expat or missionary living here refers to it as. We had been told to go there if you want a dog. The prices; we were told were much less than what you would pay at a pet store or from a breeder. We wanted to get there before the traffic got too busy and the guys started packing things up and heading home.
I am such a dog person. After Maddie passed I so missed having a dog in the family. It has been over a year now since she died and I was more than ready to start looking again. In fact if we had not been moving to Honduras we would have had a dog before now.
Anyway, at one point during our stop there, I had four wee pups in my arms. How to decide! They were all adorable.
The pup we ended up choosing is very tiny, weighing only three pounds. We are not sure of his breed or how big he will eventually grow to be. There were pups that were half his size….they could have fit in the palm of my hand.
We were headed home afterwards trying to come up with names for the little guy when we drove past