Ah, what a great break! It was very tranquilo and not even boring.
On breaks I tend to go crazy with too much time on my hands, but we visited friends at the very beginning. It was a teacher lunch. I have to go into some history here. Two of our teachers the computer/Spanish teacher Miss Emily and the Directora Mrs. Magdelena they are sisters. We went to family land of thiers, right next to the river. They had family thier also, you can rarely have a get together here without having family and friends there. I love that about this culture! So we had a bar-b-que. I took pictures, yet I often use Chris and Maria's computer for internet so the pics are not here. I met a parrot named Rosita there. Birds are so cool. I also met a 8 day old little white calf. It was so pure white, I couldn't believe how white and clean it looked.
Then we went to a little place up river and Mrs. Buezo and I put our feet in. (By the way Mrs. Bueso's first name is Veronica). I hung from a tree branch above the water. Ate this very tasty fruits called rose apples. They were the shape of pears but a bit smaller, and they really did have a rose flavor. They reminded me more of pears than apples though. Good friends, good times and good fun! Then I was able to do a few worship songs on the guitar and Chris did a bible teaching, for the teachers. It was plam sunday now that I am thinking back on the time frame of things. It was nice.
Then on monday we went in to San Pedro Sula to clear up stuff at the consulate. After that we met up with the Family v(from the states) that has the christian park I told you about. I can not recall thier last names right now. But I can remember all the first names. Randy, Kandy, Kelly, Kaleb and Kandace. They live in San Pedro. and Maria just informed me that thier last name is Herring. We spent the night in San Pedro Sula with them and that was really fun. I was able to play Nintendo Wii with Kaleb and Kandace watch movies and just hang out with people I could actually talk to! Kelly is in the states attending college. They were very hospitable and we had a great time with them.
Well in San Pedro I completed my plan for Semana Santa... I bought a little blow up pool! If I couldn't go to the beach I brought the beach to me! I took pictures and again I can't show you. I am sorry. My pool is mostly light aqua blue, with fish decorating the outside. I can lay down fully in it lengthwise. I got to enjoy it for one hot afternoon and then it started raining for the next few days! But I am not complaining I love the rain! It is so beautiful here when it rains.
From there on, Semana Santa was just really laid back and enjoyable.
We recently have got names and numbers for local pastors that are going to help with the Jesus Fest. So we are breaking through walls to further contacts here and that is really awesome!
We didn't have any drama meetings due to Semana Santa.
Lake Yahoa Bilingual School is doing well. But the administration is on the look out for more teachers, they need about four for the start of next year. So if you think to that pray the God will direct the right teachers who love Jesus to this area. I continue to absolutley love my kids, they bring a smile to my face all the time! Their grasp of english is amazing me, even the newer ones are picking it up.
And amazing enough I understand spanish so much more than ever, Praise God! It is fun for me!
One more thought before I scurry off, one day in the resturant here on the finca, we were just sitting around there enjoying oursleves, talking and such. One of the cleaning ladies that we have got to know and befriended was sweeping around as. We talk to her and joke with her so we are in friendly terms with her. Well she set her broom down next to us and went to the bathroom. We decided to twist the broom head off her broom and hide it. Okay mostly I did it... one of the young waiters that is friends with her saw and was laughing. Well she came back and looked at her broom in suprise, she was holding it bottom end up and looking around. I felt bad so gave it back. She laughed.
These are things I feel show people that we aren't here as snotty americans. That we do want to have fun with them, we do want to be friends and get to know them.
Thanks for reading!
Things are going well here and more and more doors are being opened!
for transportation for the Jesus Fest, getting people to and from it. This is a big thing, we want people to come who otherwise won't be able to, so they can hear about Jesus!
So I could possibly get a monkey.....for the time I am here. A little one. A bit far fetched but it would be awesome all the same.
For where I am to be in the future as far as work, school etc etc and clarity with that because I can tend to be dense.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Thanks for your love and your prayers and support!
oh yeah "new words"
WAKA-LA means disgusting
CULEECHEE means intestinal worms
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