While life here in Honduras was slow before, it has come to a full stop with everything going on in the world right now! We’ve had a “toque de queda” which means a “curfew” in place for almost three weeks. Shopping, traveling, and ministry has been limited or non-existent.
Through this time we’ve tried to be intention in counting our blessings. Here are a few things we all said we are thankful for:
Jack (age 12): I’m thankful for my bike and being able to ride all the way around the neighborhood and my books to read.
Titus (age 10): I’m thankful for video games, food. I like that we have cereal and Mac and Cheese. I’m thankful for my bike. I like to do spelling in school and I don’t have a favorite book right now.
Emmalia (age 8): I’m so thankful for being able to draw. And our kitty cat. I love to draw and ride my bike. I am really doing really good in my handwriting. I love the book Brave Irene.
Liana (age 7): She brought me three things she likes to do and play with and she brought me: Barbies, her coloring book, and her handwriting.
Joel (age 5): I really love coloring. I like riding my bike and doing puzzles and playing with magnets. One of my favorite book is The Very Busy Spider.
Jason: God has provided for us in this time, and I am very thankful for this. I’m so thankful we were able to learn a little bit of Spanish and are able to communicate and understand more. Although I am disappointed we had to cancel our trip this April, I am thankful I have more time to get things organized.
Sarah: Some blessings I’m thankful for the ability and time to slow down and do more cooking. I am also thankful for a safe neighborhood to be able to take walks in. I am also thankful for Jason who has helped a lot at home lately.
Moving to third-world country has been hard, and if we are honest we’ve been missing our friends and family a lot. Being stuck at home with no end in sight is hard enough but adding new cultural experiences and a new way of living to the mix is tough. Through these new experiences, we’ve tried to find the humor.
A funny thing happens when we leave our neighborhood in our car. As we return, we have to pass through a gated section. There is a guard always stationed there. We have a key-card which opens the gate, but visitors have to check in with the guard before entering.
Since the last two weeks, Jason has been leaving to go to the surgical center (which is less than half mile away) two-three days a week. When he returned the other day, the guards were stopping every car to spray it with bleach water. Jason made a joke about his car not having a fever (the virus doesn’t get spread by cars). But something was lost in translation. They didn’t laugh. Bleach water is good for cleaning your house, but not really for your car.
We are so thankful for you all as you continue to GIVE and PRAY for us!