We shut down the eyeglass fitting clinic this morning, finished work on the new bathroom-shower building at Jicaro School, and completed some administrative details. After lunch, we did a Tour of Homes to see the three homes built during the last year as a result of funds contributed to, and through, Honduras Agape Foundation. These three bring the total to 37.
Right now, several team members have hopped on the back of the church pickup to go up the road a few miles to the souvenir shop. We´ll have dinner, go to church this evening, and take our last opportunity to go across the street to Shirley´s for ice cream. Then it´s packing time to be ready for an 8 AM departure to the San Pedro Sula airport. Shirley has a flight out about 11:30 AM to go back home to Canada, and the rest of us will leave there about 2:30 PM. We´ll go home to Mississippi, Georgia, and South Carolina.
Our time here has been another time of coming together of the Body of Christ for the team members with each other and with the local church members. We´ve been able to serve lots of folks from outlying communities as well. I think every team member feels incredibly blessed to have been able to be here and help where there are such deep needs. We´ve agreed in our team meetings that it´s hard to communicate the full range of our feelings to our friends, families, and churches back home.
As mentioned in earlier messages, we´ve been thrilled to see how the young people and adults from the church here are reaching out into neighboring communities with all kinds of helps.
I´m hopeful that when we get home and have time reflect a bit, some other team members will be able to sit back and express their experiences here. Several of us have taken lots of photos, so there can be a lot that capture special moments I´ve missed.
So until we get home, I´ll just say Hasta Mañana!