DAY 8 – Dental Mission Trip 2018 – VISIT TO TEO & LA MONTANITA VILLAGES

This morning Cindy presented the second in her series of Holy Week devotions – thank you Cindy!

After devotions & breakfast, we went high up the mountains to the remote village of Teo – about an hour and half drive on a winding & bumpy road but it was wonderful looking a God’s creation in these Honduras mountains.

At Teo, we set up and performed our hygiene clinic for the children.  At these clinics, we often notice how the older kids look after their younger siblings.

After the clinic, we began the mini-Vacation Bible School with the Bible story & song led by Danielle followed by the lion’s head craft project for the children.

We again played the “keep the ball on the parachute” game with the children before we departed for our second village of the day, which was La Montanita, about a 2-hour drive through the mountains to get there.

Just before boarding the van for the ride, we changed the traditional way we have been saying grace before meals when Danielle taught us and then led us in “The Superman Grace” – I think it may have put a smile on God’s face. We ate our PB&J sandwiches and some snacks for lunch as we were on our way.

In La Montanita, we again had the VBS with some games for the children. Patty & Jessica then screened the older children to determine which needed to come to the dental clinic we will hold for the next three days.

Over the past 2 days and 5 presentations, over 150 children have participated in the VBS. We want to thank Danielle for leading the Bible story and song in Spanish. She, with the help of her Spanish teacher in the Williston, SC school, did a lot of work preparing for this activity for our mission trip. We also are deeply thankful for all the effort Jessica and her mother put forth in preparing for the Bible story craft – there were well over a thousand construction paper pieces that needed to be pre-cut and then sorted before we left on the mission trip so the children here could complete the lion’s head masks so beautifully! Thanks again for all the preparatory work done by these dedicated folks! Many thanks also to the 2 AP students, Fabiola and Joselyn, who went to all 5 villages with us, and were a great help in both the clinics and in the VBS presentations.

Late this afternoon, the mission team visited the TRANQUILIDAD ORPHANAGE just a few minutes away from where we are staying here. Tranquilidad was founded 3 years ago by Roxanne & Sam Turnipseed who came here from Aiken, SC. Patty & Jessica did a dental exam on the children while we were there.

You may learn more about this wonderful Christian foundation by visiting their web site at , or their Facebook page at: TranquilidadFoundation .

God has been so good to us today as we traveled up and down the mountain roads here in the beautiful country of Honduras. THANK YOU GOD!