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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.