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Honduras August 2023 Blog 3

August 7, 2023

Honduras III

Monday, August 7, 2023

We all woke up incredibly excited. Today, we got the opportunity to host 50 students from C.E.M. Juan Wesley school! We spent yesterday planning and preparing for their arrival and I don’t know who was more excited – us or them! We started off our time with the students by reminding them that God made them special, and that they were each unique. Then, we split up into six groups and played “The Floor is Lava.” Each group had a set of objects (balloon, folding chair, two plastic tarps, etc) and had to move their group from one side of the lot to the other using only the equipment provided to them.. Remember, THE FLOOR IS LAVA! So they had to stay on those items (literally) and figure out how to proceed across. They did so well! They are such incredibly smart and talented young leaders. After this, we rotated the groups through a craft station, outdoor games, and a tower building experiment all while practicing their English. When all of the groups had rotated through each activity the Juan Wesley dance team surprised us with three Honduran dances, one of which they taught us! We’re thinking about starting a US Juan Wesley Dance Team because we were just that good. So stay tuned.. and be sure to ask Pastor Joshua to show off his dance moves. It’s amazing how quickly you can build a relationship with someone. You could ask each member of our team and they would quickly be able to tell you the names of some of the students they interacted with and a little bit about them! We had a shared lunch, which gave us more time to practice English, build community, and love on the students. After they departed, the Mission House was eerily quiet and we weren’t quite sure what to do with ourselves! It was a great morning.

This afternoon we were able to visit a church with a feeding center that Resurrection sponsored. Pastor Netty was very gracious and blessed us with cold drinks and the history of the church. The feeding center feeds 50+ children every week! It was a joy to learn about the church, their reach, and their hopes for the future.

We concluded our day with dinner and devotions. Milton (UM Volunteers in Mission Coordinator for Honduras) shared his personal story of how he got to the position he is in and it left many of us in tears. God is working in Honduras and we are humbled to be a very small part of it.

Photos: The Floor Is Lava, C.E.M Juan Wesley Dance Team, Students & Team, Feeding Center Kitchen