Most gratifying to me personally was progress I saw in one of the children. Franklin, a boy of 11, was not in school yesterday. When we asked why, his mother said (as best as we could understand) that he wasn’t learning how to read or write so his mother thought school was a waste of time for him. Yesterday, I played a game of addition flash cards with his younger sister and him. He had trouble with the simplest of facts, so when our time was done, I left the cards with him. This afternoon, I took out the cards again and played the game. This time, he knew quite a few of the addition facts that he had struggled with yesterday. He had been studying! He is still far below what he should know, but progress is progress!
The evening ended with dinner at Gordida’s restaurant and an “Un-talent” show by the team members. Although I thought Eric should have won for his rendition of fingernail clipping, the judges said that Sarah, Christa, Marycruz, and Cecelia’s group had the most “un-talent” for their song and dance routine. Progress in all areas today: on the work site, with “our” children, and in our relationships with each other and the Hondurans.