Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A quick report on the building progress, and then on to the real business in Quimistan: The footers are finished at house #2 and we are ready to start building the walls. At House #1, we got the stones in place, smashing only a few fingers in the process, and the footers are almost halfway done.

Before working on the house, we made a trip to the Honduras Independence Bilingual School, where the children performed a show for us. Afterwards, we interacted with the children so that they could practice their English on us and they could hear our American accents. Hopefully, we didn’t throw them off track with our “ya’lls!” One of the songs they sang for us was “We Are The World.” While I’m not a big Michael Jackson fan, this song brought me to tears because the lyrics, sang by these precious children, are right on target. At the risk of breaking all kinds of copywrite laws, I am reprinting the words below.

We Are The World
By Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie

There comes a time

When we hear a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
And it’s time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all
We can’t go on
Pretending day by day
That someone, somewhere will soon make a change
We are all a part of God’s great big family
And the truth, you know love is all we need
[Chorus] We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let’s start giving
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
It’s true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me
Send them your heart
So they’ll know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger and free
As God has shown us by turning stone to bread
So we all must lend a helping hand
[Chorus] We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let’s start giving
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
It’s true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me
When you’re down and out
There seems no hope at all
But if you just believe
There’s no way we can fall
Well, well, well, well, let us realize
That a change will only come
When we stand together as one
[Chorus] We are the world
We are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let’s start giving
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
It’s true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me

Enough said.

Blessings, Beth Eberhard