Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Adventure Begins

Hi from rainy, loud, beautiful El Progresso, Honduras.

We arrived last night after a very long, exhausting day of lines, weather, travel changes, and lack of sleep.  We were supposed to be at our local airport for a 6 am flight, we got there about 4:30 (after waking up at 3 and not being able to go back to sleep).  Our flight into Houston was delayed for 2 + hours because of the winter weather.  When we got off the plane, the steps and handrails outside the plain were covered in ice.  The bad weather caused their skytram that took folks from one terminal to another not to be safe.  They were taking the passengers to the terminals by bus ~ they only held 18 people at a time, so it took quite a while.  As we were waiting for the bus, our plane took off. 

A nice gal at United Airlines, worked very hard to get us a flight to Miami and then connect to a flight to Honduras.  When all was said and done ~ we were in airports or planes from 4:30 am to 8:30 pm ~ very long day!

Unfortunately, the rest of the teams flights aren't being at all cooperative ~ their Friday flights out of New Orleans were completely canceled.  They did get to Houston this morning but missed their flight like we did yesterday.  They are stuck in Houston till tomorrow and will hopefully be here around noon.

Greg, Amy and I donned rain jackets today and hit the streets, taking Amy to our favorite stores in town.  We brought some Gospel DVD's and Greg gave one to our fabric store guy (who speaks really good English).  He was thankful for the dvd and said he was going to hook it up to the stores pa system and play it.  He also asked for one in English to play for his kids and help with their English skills. 

My sweet Honduran friend Mirna came to the airport last night to see us.  She is such a doll ~ she is 18 now and I've known her for about 7 years.  I've always referred to her as my Honduran Amy, as their personalities are similar.  They took us to dinner last night and came and got us for lunch today.  Tonight Greg is going to a Mens Church Meeting with Mario (Mirna's foster dad) and tomorrow we are attending their church. 

Here are a few pictures of our day!

Veiw outside our hotel window ~ look at that mess of electrical lines!

guard stand outside hotel across the road

huge Honduran grocery

Vanilla!  Haven't been able to find it without water as the first ing. though.

lots don't have power here ~ so dairy is sold In small bags they would use in a day.

floor to ceiling fabric stacks ~ making the most use of available space

he's got some cotton now ~ I see a quilt coming!

we love this one

a Cookies & cream stuffed Oreo ~ this doesn't make sense!

edible gummy penguins ~ took this for Allen!

lotsa hot sauce down here!

my sweet buddy

cupcake Amy holding store bought Honduran cupcakes!

our favorite drink ~ Orange Mirinda

We had decided to eat our Atkins for breakfast & lunch and eat a regular dinner while here.  So we brought all our goodies ~ ran out of our carry on goodies yesterday while on our trek here (airlines now just serve a drink ~ no peanuts or pretzels, you have to buy snacks).  I was looking forward to a Mirinda ~ till we read the nutrition information....33 carbs for 1 serving and that bottle Amy was holding was 2 1/2 servings.  Argh!  We both drank 2 sips of hers but that was it.  Those sips were great!

We are ready for the ministry work to begin ~ hopefully tomorrow everyone will be here!

I am thankful for ~
sweet hugs from my buddy
air conditioning
packing a raincoat
getting here safely
re-establishing some friendships & contacts
2 sips of Mirinda
walking around town with Greg & Amy
diet coke & bottled water
the camera Angel gave me to use!
comfortable tennis to walk in
an internet connection
encouraging notes from back home!
prayers from friends & family


  1. I am so glad you have the internet so can keep up with y'all. Where is that fabric store?

  2. He is right down from the Pizza Hut nearest the hotel. He has some really great, unique stuff in there. We are going back ~ I didn't buy yet, but know what I want ~ Amy got a piece of fabric for a new skirt.


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