Monday March 9, 2020

The road to Arena Blanca was slippery and treacherous, and Cindy Fuller made the decision to turn back for the safety of all.

Sometimes God’s plan trumps ours. The plan to drive up the mountain on a rain-slicked paved road to a school at Arena Blanca was quashed by unsafe conditions.

The team’s schedule for the day was altered.

A Tejeras child smiles as she learns about the Parable of the Sower.

A quick decision was made to visit the school in Tejeras where we presented a skit on the Parable of the Sower to eighteen precious children.

Coloring sheets and crayons were handed out, and the children used their creativity to bring the picture to life.

The time concluded blowing and popping bubbles to delighted laughter.

The 3rd and 5th grade children learned the Parable of the Sower and enjoyed coloring the booklets.

Before lunch we traveled to the community of Milpa Arada and visited Jose Santos Guardiola school to deliver fans.

While there the team presented the skit to a class of 3rd and 5th graders. They were then given a booklet and coloring pencils to illustrate the message. The class was given school supplies and a Frisbee to enjoy for the rest of the year.

Team member Chuck tries out the dentist chair in Dr. Laura Garcia’s new office. She was one of AP’s first students.

Everyone loves a success story and Dr. Laura’s is a remarkable one. She was one of AP’s first students and completed her dentistry education in Honduras. Last year she opened her first office in Quimistan in a recently built structure with new equipment. If you need to schedule a cleaning, call 8823-3608.

Roxanne Turnipseed stands in front of the orphanage that she and her late husband Sam started Quimistan.

Tranquilidad Foundation sprang out of HAF and serves abandoned children in the Quimistan area. The team got a brief tour from founder Roxanne Turnipseed and learned of its proposed mission to place children in homes with loving families.

Chuck Scarton and team leader Cindy Fuller help a Tejeras child color.

Team leader Cindy Fuller is in her fourth mission trip to Honduras. She is a retired United Methodist preacher and lives in Aiken, South Carolina.

Chuck Scarton is on his second Honduras mission trip and is a member of Saint Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Aiken. He is a retired engineer.

A team leader does whatever it takes to get the mission accomplished. Cindy Fuller and a Guardiola student peck at the seeds along the barren path, illustrating the Parable of the Sower.

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