Monday, July 4, 2011

July 4th, Adios Muchachos

Adios Muchachos

Everyone is waiting to leave for the airport

All but about 20 of us were flying back to the states today.  Jen Arnold had told Diane and me that she would meet up with us at the airport.  You can imagine the chaos of 100 people checking in and going through customs in an airport that was about 1/10 the size of Nashville BNA.  We helped our friends get their luggage in and then we spent another hour or so saying good-bye to all of our new friends.

The kids sang songs and bus surfed one last time.

By the time we left the airport, it was getting close to lunch time.  We decided to stop at the smaller mall to have lunch at our favorite restaurant, Coco Balleadas.  We learned today that a balleada is a food they make there.  For the third time since we have been here, Diane and I shared a HyperSupermegaturbogrande!  It didn’t disappoint.  We also learned from Jen that the feeding center keeps two tanks of gas for their stove.  The second tank was a standby and she said it had run out, but the ladies in the kitchen hadn’t told her, so they weren’t able to cook a meal today at the feeding center.  She said that might happen twice a year.  She bought all of the spaghetti one place had so she could feed it to the children at the daycare.  The little guys were so cute eating the spaghetti.

Eating the spaghetti

Children and family members of the workers 

Then we headed up to Moaloa.  It’s always exciting to drive through the streets of Tegucigalpa and then driving up the muddy, rutted road up to Moaloa.  We have had quite a bit of rain, so the roads were a little worse for wear.

We went to the daycare, La Fermoza, because Jen wanted us to teach some of the older children about planting seeds.  Diane and I taught the 4 and 5 year olds and they didn’t move a muscle.  Jen translated for us and taught them about what a plant needs. Then, we let them plant a pea seed in a cup.  When they came up to me, I whispered to the shy little ones, “Que es eso?”  They would whisper.  “Una  semilla”.  I also taught them the song, “God made the big, big sun”.  They loved acting out the motions, while Jen translated into Spanish.

When we were finished, we headed back down to the church and feeding center to check on Evelyn’s garden.  We have had lots of rain every day, so the little “Rio de Bano” was now a raging river.  Evelyn waded through to help us across the slippery rocks. (Jen took pictures of us, so I hope she tags me on Facebook, so I can see how ridiculous I looked.) We made it up and we actually found sprouts!!!  We were happy about that.

Evelyn and Brian are sorting the leftover snacks donated from all of the Torchers who left.

When we got back to the Mission House it was very quiet and dinner was scheduled for 7:00.  We had some time to clean up and relax.  The ladies in the kitchen served us some delicious lasagna and Jen Arnold surprised us by bringing banana pudding, fruit salad, and Baskin Robbins ice cream.  We celebrated the Fourth of July in style.  We had a small devo singing songs in a circle and it was beautiful.  We finished up with “A Common Love”.  We will be heading for Santa Rosa Copan around noon tomorrow.  The drive is expected to take about 5 hours.  Pray for safe travels!!!


These little two year olds were laying on their mats for naptime.  They were related.  The one in pink was new and she was quietly whimpering because she was sad about napping.  Then the other little girl starting quietly crying also.  I laid down beside them a gave them some Cheese Ritz Bits.  They stopped crying.  It's amazing how well-behaved the little ones are.

This is the drip irrigation and that is a pumpking squash sprout.  The moringa had sprouted too!!!!

Listen to this link.  We ended the night with this song.

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