The day dawns bright, sunny and hot on a late August morning in 2014 at the Children’s Village in Teguci-galpita, Honduras. Suddenly people are there from the US, a small team and they are unpacking things out-side the large 66′ wide exterior wall of the girls’ and babies’ house. What is going on?
Girls come running, hugs and greetings all around. And the crates and bags begin to be unloaded and lots of paintbrushes and artist painting equipment emerges. Over the next week, the large wall is transformed hour by hour and day by day. Red ants bite, the hot sun glares, torren-tial rains interrupt but nothing can keep us from our love mission.
When we leave, what was once a large blank wall has a bright and colorful mural with things like butter-flies, rainbows, whimsical flowers and happy dogs and cats. It also has a huge birdhouse up in a large deep purple tree that shimmers iridescent-ly. It has a bright hot air balloon and a huge butterfly. And when the sun hits the wall just right, you can see the abundance of musical notes and bubbles of all different sizes. The bubbles have inspired and heart-warming sayings written in both English and Spanish.
All the girls who desired have left their mark/s upon the wall and their colorful love embedded into our hearts. We know that the creative/artistic treasure in them has been unveiled to a greater level and we rejoice with delight as we leave our mural, “Bubbles of JOY!” on the wall for them.