Reports from our Team in Honduras
Nearly every day, the team sends out communication from one of the team members as well as several photos. Here are some of their writings:
Today we took a tour of the homesites under construction as well as of the homes these families currently live in. The new homes will significantly improve the health of these families. We saw the block machine that we donated and learned that 2/3s of the blocks needed for ten homes have already been made. This is a very motivated and hard working community. Your financial donations helped to make this possible. We also thank all of you who contributed supplies from our wish list. We will have our first medical clinic tomorrow and will put things to very good use. We keep you in our hearts here in Honduras and always.
Dental education was one of the many influential activities today. All the children were given a toothbrush, and one of the older students, with excellent reading skills, was given the role of teaching the entire classroom how to brush their teeth. She read from the Spanish version of the book “where there is no doctor,” while I coached her where to read and what to emphasize. I was able to help her by using the English version of the book since I do not speak Spanish fluently. This young girl was empowered by this role as a Maestra, and was beaming! She was a natural with a strong voice and used visual prompts appropriately. After the lesson… we told them it was time for a test! They were all lined up with their toothbrushes in the play area. We gave them some toothpaste and asked them to begin practicing the brushing skills. It was so much fun seeing them excited to brush their teeth! Shirley, our number one youth leader, gave stickers to each of the children for their success.
God Bless, Kelly Ramella
Today was the third workday of the week. My group laid a ton of brick and built up the walls to 4-5 levels tall. Another group (Spencer and Bryce’s) had to completely dig out part of their house’s foundation because of how bad it was. The people here have been amazing so far and we have been making a lot of difference. Everyone is so friendly here. They actually wave back when you wave at them. The food has been so delicious, mostly beans and tortillas. Thank you for everything you did to allow me to be here!
Addi Case :)
MIDWEEK MESSAGE FROM ORANGEWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH