Buenas noches de Honduras!!!
Today was truly amazing. We woke up to the delicious smell of Amalia's cooking and the rising sun that will soon cause us too sweat more than we EVER have. It was day 2 at the kinder today and the theme of the day was animals. As soon as we got off the van when we arrived, the kids ran to us, gave us hugs, and screamed "BUENOS DIAS!!". It was adorable!! We can see God working through us and the kids at the kinder and its incredible to witness. Thanks to Mer's school we were able to give the kids brand new tooth brushes and tooth paste. To us it seemed like a small present but the excitement we saw on their faces was priceless.
After the time at the kinder we went back to the volunteer house for another amazing meal from Amalia. We have had the privilege of getting to know a local missionary in El Porvenir named Kaitlin. Last year, the mission group was able to meet her and hear about her plans for a woman's shelter. We met up with here again this year to hear about the progress and the shelter is now up and running!!! God is so faithful!! The afternoon consisted of going to the mission named "En Busca de la Esperanza" or "Finding Hope" and bonding with the children and woman there. God is using Kaitlin to show these woman and children that they are loved and they have a Savior that can get them through their hard times.
Please continue to pray that the Lord reveals new things to us everyday so we can provide the love and care the people we encounter deserve. Pray expectantly and specifically that he will use the Holy Spirit to guide our conversations and actions. Pray that this language barrier will continue to not hold us back from fellowship with the kids. He has done amazing things on this trip so far and we can't wait to see what else is in store!!
Emily and Grace
PS: Our new best friend is a monkey