Today we got to relax for a bit. We played corn hole and croquet outside and got sun burned. You tend to get pretty white when there isn't much sun at school. I'm really enjoying the weather, though. I miss the heat and sun here in Honduras.
Today is Sunday and we are starting the kids crusade today! I am so excited to see what God will do for us!
Today we got up early again so that we could go to a local school to teach a group of kids. The military brigade had started a program for kids a few years ago to help prevent delinquency in the youth and they invited us to come and teach the kids there. There was a good turnout of the kids and they seemed to love the story. The commander over the program invited us to come for the next 3 months to finish out their program if we wanted. We would all love to stay if we could but that isn't possible now. God opens doors here in Honduras and the harvest field is ripe.
We got up early and headed into town to do the police service at the local police station. My grandpa lead the singing and then we got up to testify and sing. Bro. Pahlman preached the service and then we left to go eat at a commedor (a privately owned restaurant that serves typical food). Then, Jeff and I helped my grandma buy groceries for the soup kitchen that is tomorrow. Afterwards, we went and Daddy showed them the market. We sampled many Honduran goodies and all of us got a coconut to drink out of. Then, we went and ate the best fried chicken in the world. Then, we went home.
Today we got to eat breakfast at Denny's. It was such a treat. I think some of the students enjoyed eating an "American" breakfast at last. Afterwards, Dad dropped us off and he went to pick up Bro. Pahlman at the airport. Bro. Pahlman came to where we were and then, he got a baleada at Coco Baleadas. Then, we headed home.
On Wednesday morning, we got up early and went to the Cobras (Honduran police special force..bomb squad, drug crew, etc.) and were there for their morning formation. I led songs like the other services, then several students testified and we sang a song together. Jacob Vaughn preached and we had a good response from the police. Afterwards, the commander asked us to eat breakfast in the officers hall. It was a wonderful, typical Honduran breakfast. :)
Our day started really early again. We got up at 2:30 a.m. to leave at 3. We are on our way to the military service first service for the day. Jeff Schneider preached a wonderful message on Salvation and there was a good response there as well. Next, Jacob Hurst preached at the 11 Battalion and there was a good response, as well. We then headed to the Island of Amapala or "Tiger Island." Jacob Vaughn preached the service there and we had a good response there as well.
Monday, we went to a tourist town where the group could buy some souvenirs. It is a cute little town 2 and 1/2 hours away that is dedicated to selling trinkets to the tourists. The students bought there souvenirs and then we got to my favorite part of the town....the pupusas! Pupusas are like a really thick corn tortillas with quesillo cheese and ground sausage inside. They give you pickled cabbage and pickled, spicy onions to go on top. It is truly and wonderful dish!
Sunday morning, we all gathered at the church and one of the sisters began singing Sunday schools songs. We were then dismissed to go to the separate classes. Bro. Anthony Moody taught the Adult class, Bro. Jeff Schneider and Bro. Jacob Hurst taught the youth class, Sis. Lisa, Sis. Charity and I did the kids 8-12, and Sis. Ruth Violette and Sis. Kayln taught the 8 and under class. It seemed to go really well.