My life in Honduras…
At School: “Miss Mary, I love this school!” (Waist high hug from a second grader) “What do you love about this school?” (Me, hugging back and giving a peck on the head) “I love how everyone is nice and smiles all the time and helps me with my work. I LOVE coming here every day!!”
At the beginning of a 4 day weekend, me to one of our 10th graders, “Are you glad to have 4 days of vacation?” “No, Miss…I love school and wish we did not have weekends!” Me: “So, what do you love about school?” 10th grader: “I love the teachers, I love my friends here…it just feels good to be here!”
Every day is different. Every day is filled with laughter, singing, (been doing the National Anthem on the balconies every morning during September) , challenges, learning, kids reading in the nooks and crannies of the stairwells during recess and lunch break, new student body officers and classroom representatives meeting every Thursday, making plans for their school. Their latest idea: reinforce school dress code with a “What Not and What to Wear” Style Show at Chapel. Hilarious!!
At the Village: Helping at the Village Kindergarten…Learning to make the letter “A”; doing puzzles; singing “Baby Bumble Bee” to gales of laughter.
At Home: Dining room table filled with all our girls doing homework, helping each other. Getting to proof wonderful, well-written papers for English Class. Christian music in the background.
With our Volunteers: G. Ramirez and Jordan Rinta back “home” in Honduras; hosting 6 lovely women from World Race for 3 days: Volunteers Nate, and Lindsey Henson and daughter Elya arrive. New Discipleship program for Teen Boys begins at Volunteer House. Volunteer House #2 secured and set up for Volunteer Teachers who moved in last week.
A Rich Life: From our plant named Fred at the entrance to the school, to the 235 students and 40+ Staff within, to the Wednesday Night Teen Bible Study at the Volunteer House, to the Youth Group Service each Friday night, Church on Saturday night, and Sunday School each Sunday morning, to the comings and goings of visitors and teams each week…Life in Honduras is full and rich. The heartbeat of this work goes on and we thank God for each of you daily who support this amazing place with your prayers and support. Happy Fall!!
With love, Mary Frenter