It a beautiful, but hot day in Quimistan. After breakfast, we visited some lovely, very young children at the Tejeras kindergarten. After they finished their lesson for the morning, our mission team helped them with a craft – a heart necklace. Each child colored a drawing on their necklace. The children loved it! We left a bag of rice & beans for each child’s family.
Next for our team was a stop at Luz de Valle school, a one-room school with about 20 children. There we did our Good Samaritan Bible skit, performed a hygiene clinic for the children and played several games with them.
On our way back for lunch, we had a briefing on the Tejeras water system. The water system is currently not functioning well resulting in periods of water outages for homes in the poor community of Tejeras. HAF is looking for ways to resolve the problems with the system. While there, we watched hand-made mud bricks being made.
This afternoon, we visited the Los Panales school, about a 30-minute drive over dusty roads. There we toured some recently completed HAF funded construction projects. These include 3 new latrines (toilets facilities), a roof over a large patio area at the school, a swing set, and a kindergarten school classroom. Just before we left, the ladies in the village prepared a very tasty snack for us – a cup of rice pudding. It was GOOD!
A few very dear Honduras friends and several poor families from Tejeras joined us for dinner this evening. Following dinner, mission team had a discussion with the Tejeras parents.
It has been a great mission trip. We renewed our friendship with some great Honduras Christian friends here, had GREAT FUN with many, many beautiful Honduras children, and were able to see some of Agape Promise students. God has really blessed us during this mission trip. We cannot wait to return on a future mission trip.