On Sunday morning we awoke bright and early in preparation for church and the fun filled day ahead! After our morning devotions to get our focus on Christ for the day we did a few quick run through of our drama presentation which we had planned to perform earlier yet due to various setbacks started off a little rusty but proceeded to improve with every trial. After that, we packed up our things at the school and all piled into our vans and headed on to Mrs. Young’s favourite coffee spot, Cafe Americano, for breakfast!
With coffee and treats in our bellies we were set to head for church! Once we arrived at the church we got a sense of our surroundings and how we our presentation would unfold. Betsy and her children also met us at church which was great as they are such fun! The service, led by Pastor Evert, was wonderful! The message was focused on showing gratitude and serving God with abandon! It was definitely a neat experience. Unfortunately, our Spanish is a little limited so the translation was kindly done by Betsy and Mrs. Young and sent via small papers along the pews throughout the duration of the service.
Following the service we took a short walk to the Chinese restaurant where we were treated to a vast array of delicious platters overflowing with ethnic delights. For the duration of the meal we were entertained by Betsy’s beautiful and energetic kids who were overjoyed with all the attention being showered upon them! The cameras were especially intriguing and many unique and artistic photos were taken by little hands.
With our stomachs filled once again we hopped on the buses and were excited with the prospect of finally getting to experience Valle De Angeles, a little colonial tourist town set on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa. Upon arrival we got into groups and split off to check out the various boutiques filled with everything ranging from beautiful bracelets to bags, and from dried fish coated with flies to fresh fudge being sold right out of a sweet woman’s front door!
At 5:30pm we all reconnected, loaded up and continued on our way back to our home away from home, the Villa. When we arrived the meal was prepared and our welcoming committee greeted us with much love after our days absence!
Devotions this evening were both powerful and heart stirring as we were exposed to a different level of the spiritual realm through two powerful and provoking testimonies shared by both members of the Cedars team and the Villa. It has been truly remarkable to see how God has worked through these testimonies to soften hearts and grow towards a more teachable and accepting spirit. We continue to grow and learn during our time here and we have been blessed by your prayers for home! We look forward to sharing more of our adventures when we see you again soon!