Helping Honduras …


Not a vacation
March 21, 2015, 5:25 pm
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Three of us arrived in Copán Ruinas on Thursday night to finalize our plans for the June mission trip. Travel days are always long, but this time we rode a public bus from San Pedro Sula — a bit of research for missioners who might like to come early to study Spanish at Ixbalanque. After a delay in Houston, the wait for the bus seemed longer (even though it was actually shorter). I must say that the Hedman Alas bus was very nice. And we made the drive in just over three hours (after about a 30-minute delay).

It was lovely to return to Hotel Don Udo’s. This family-run hotel is comfortable and friendly.

Our two full days here have been spent trying restaurants to recommend to the team (a tough job, but someone has to do it), meeting with the deacon at Santa Rita to finalize plans for our clinics and Christian education, meeting with the deacon here in Copán to discus building plans, and meeting with Amadea and Kathy at Ixbalanqe to talk about using their kitchen for food prep.
Larry and Martha met with Bianca at Hotel Marina Copán to finish arrangements for our stay there in June. Meanwhile, I went to a local clinic to discuss plans for a cooperative effort, but the clinic is closed until Monday because of a fiesta celebrating the founding fathers of Copán. A disappointment!

We also talked with Monica, a student at the bi-lingual school here. She is organizing a group of students who will serve as our translators.

I have lost track of how many places we have visited on this trip, but I did manage to squeeze in time to talk with my friend Lourdes. Scott and I have stayed at her house twice when we came to the language school. She is a wonderful host and good friend.

Time to rest before dinner. If nothing else, I must put up my feet!

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