Floors & Fluoride

Today (Monday) we went up to La Montanita to put a concrete floor in a room in Rosa’s house.  We mixed concrete primitively by adding dirt, gravel, concrete mix, and water. Doing construction here is definitely not like back in the United States. However, primitive or not, the job turned out just as well. Kari and Daniel worked to level the floor in the addition onto the house while the rest of the group worked vigorously to prepare our concrete. The job took several hours, but it was a job well done and a job well worth it. Seeing the look on Rosa’s face when she saw her completed floor made our task seem completely worthwhile and humbling.

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Mixing concrete

Leveling the floor

Leveling the floor

After leaving Rosa’s we traversed further up the mountain to the local school. Once there, we provided the school children with a hygiene clinic. Our clinic included providing each child with deworming medicine, teaching them to properly wash their hands with soap and water, to brush their teeth, and we finished with a fluoride treatment. All kids are kids no matter where you go, and it was apparent as they tried to sneak not having to take their deworming medicine. We stressed the importance and got them to take it, however, some of the children’s shenanigans were rather humorous. It was shocking to think that the small important things that most children are taught at a young age don’t have the same importance here for lack of supplies and money. All in all, today was a truly rewarding day for everyone, us missionaries and those whose lives we were able to impact with Christ’s love and the Honduran Agape Foundation. 

Brushing their teeth

Brushing their teeth

Swishing the fluoride

Swishing the fluoride

This evening, we had the AP kids over for a screening of The Lego Movie.

Watching la película

Watching la película