Thursday, October 22, 2009

Rough Seas

A few days ago, it was terribly windy and we went down to the beach to check out the surf. There were waves! If you have been here, you know that the bay is usually very calm. Not so on this day!
The wind and rain are COLD! I know we are going to have a major weather change to get used to when we get home since they have already had snow in NH. But as you can see here, even this tropical storm wind and rain feels freezing to us!
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Rainy Season

Well, its for real! The rain is here! After a few days of nothing but cloudy skies and lots of torrential down pours, its safe to say the rainy season has officially begun. There was even flooding in several places. And I heard that the road between here and Taoca was closed due to high water, but that seems to have been short lived.
At night the rain pounding on the metal roof is deafening! We have to shout to hear each other. We also lost power several times and with the heavy rain, very little sunlight gets through so we were eating by candle light even during the day.
This picture is a little odd since its on the diagonal, but I wanted to capture the river coming off the roof and the one rushing down the driveway too. It is amazing how much water can collect in just a few minutes.
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Saturday, October 17, 2009

One Month Left

As of today we have one month left before our two year commitment to work here at Little Hands is up and we return home to New Hampshire. Wow, two years flew by and yet our old life B.H. (Before Honduras) seems like a distant dream. It is strange to think of going back to that life and a little stressful too! There are so many things we still want to get done here and so little time to make it all happen. And it is an emotional roller coaster for all of us. There are times we really look forward to going home and then there are times we are torn because of our love for the people here...Pray for us this next month as we pack up and try to decide which loose ends to tie up in the short time we have left.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

More Pics of the Washington Group

Alissa telling stories to a spellbound audience.

Watching and waiting for the tarantula to pounce on its supper.

David waves triumphantly from atop the mountain after a gruelling five hour hike through a tropical downpour.

Sunset at Compamento, our last evening together complete with swimming in the Caribbean, seafood for dinner, and good times talking about our memorable week together.
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

More of the Washington Group

We've had a whirl wind week and we're worn out, but grateful that so much got done. This group helped build a tin roof lean-to for the Sunday School classroom at church, held three medical clinics, pressure-washed and painted part of the dorm, helped out with the neighborhood Bible class, and visited some of the families that Little Hands serves.
This morning we got up at 5:30 to say good bye. Once again, we are sad to bid farewell to people we didn't know a week ago, but now we think of as part of our family. We are thankful for all the work that was accomplished and the encouragement that they were to everyone here at Little Hands. We pray for a safe trip home and look forward to seeing everyone again someday.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Just a quick note..we finally updated Jonathan's blog. You'll find a link at the left side of this blog if you're interested.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Washington Group

The group from Washington state arrived on Friday at noon. They traveled safely with no problems due to the present political situation. We are excited to have them here and looking forward to this coming week that we will spend together.

Here is the part of the group posing with our kids at the fort during the "town tour".

Sunday morning we attended Limonal Church of Christ and after the service split into groups to visit and share lunch with the church families.

This morning we did our first medical clinic way out in Santa Fe. In five hours sixty patients saw the doctor and received appropriate medicines or other help such as nebulizer treatments. There were also activities for the children and people available to pray for/with anyone who wanted to.

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During the clinic, we met Genisy. She is ten months old and is unable to sit or grasp objects. Her head is very enlarged. We hope to find a pediatric neurosurgeon to help diagnose what the problem is and get us started on a plan to help this sweet baby. Please pray that Little Hands will be able to make a difference in her life and that her mother would see how very much Jesus loves and cares for all His children.