Wednesday March 11, 2020

Dom Martorana hands out a deworming pill to one of the children.

After early morning devotion and a scrumptious breakfast, we headed up the mountain road to the school at Los Panales. Our first activity was a four part hygiene clinic: hand washing, deworming pill, learning to properly brush your teeth, and a fluoride treatment.

Jeff Wallace puts toothpaste on each brush before the brushing demonstration begins.
The boys favorite part of the hygiene clinic is “escupir.” The best translation for the word “escupir” is A GOOD SPIT.

After over 50 children participated in the VBS Parable of the Sower, it was time to have some outdoor fun.

Kids enjoyed playing with the parachute. They had lots of fun tossing the tennis ball up and down.
Jeff Wallace, using his iPhone, gives a history lesson to the Honduran children about sites in South Carolina.

Jeff Wallace and Dominic Martorana are both on their first Honduras mission trip. Jeff has lived most of his life in Aiken and is a retired editor of the Aiken Standard. He attends St. John’s United Methodist Church. Dom (pictured below) was raised in New York City and was a career carpenter. He is a member of St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Aiken.

Dom Martorana used his carpentry skills to help build bookshelves.
Team members put together and finish bookshelves for the school.

Los Panales request from the team was to help construct three badly needed bookshelves. The principal and teachers thanked us many times for all the work that has been done at the school, including today’s shelves.

“We know that for those who love God, that is, for those who are called according to His purpose, all things are working together for good.” Romans 8:28

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