I was the one exception who did not attend with the group. Because we were picking up Steve Rose at the airport, Marc Tindall took me with him to the Los Penos church. It was a wonderful experience. We had to leave before it was completely over, but there were going to be 4-5 baptisms today.
After picking up Steve, we joined the rest of our group at a restaurant called Carnita’s. It was about as Honduran as you can get, and it was good! Riley was not feeling too well, so she and Lori stayed back at the mission house.
After our yummy lunch we went to Hospital Escuela. Wow, it’s a pretty sad place. It is not particularly clean, and it is full of people in great need. I spent my time in the pediatric wing, visiting and playing with the kids. There are some really sad stories and sights, but the kids are really sweet.
There was one little girl who has been in there for about 3 months with a broken arm and complications. Marc said her mother is dead and her father has nothing to do with her. She is 13 and was living with her brother out in the country a long way from Teguc. She only receives visitors every 2-3 weeks when her brother comes by.
It not unusual for children to stay in the hospital for a long time, even for broken arms. We saw kids with cancer and other problems. One little boy had fallen out of a tree and broke both arms and his right femur.
After the hospital we went to the warehouse to get supplies for our visit to Guajire tomorrow. Unfortunately someone did not show up with the key, so we could not get to what we needed. Some of us will return at 6 in the morning to get everything.
Keep praying for us!
|Honduras Summer 2011 Day 3|