Thursday, December 15, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

North Americans in Honduran Dress

Caroline and Charity Mitten wear their traditional Honduran dresses to church.
Of course, all the children are adorable.

Independence Day

Yesterday, September 15th, was Independence Day for the people of Honduras.
In honor of the celebration, our church celebrated the day with some special activities in the traditional Honduran costumes.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

More Activities on Day of the Child

After the sermon, stories and songs, there were piƱatas to bust open and faces to be painted.

Children's Day

Day of the Child. September 10th is Day of the Child in Honduras. Our church celebrated it today. So, we had a wonderful and interesting children's sermon, sang many songs and had a lot of fun.

Mary and friends, re-enacted the parable of the farmer sowing seeds.

Matthew 13:3-9 "
3 Then He [Jesus] told them many things in parables, saying: A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9 Whoever has ears, let them hear.”

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Water Purification Completed

It's probably not 300 feet but it sure looks like it.

Climbing up the very long ladder to reach the top of the water storage tank was a bit scary. Once up there, the men worked hard to scrub the inside of the water storage tank. Then it's disinfected with another 15 gallons of bleach.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Carry-Out Anyone?

These little 'Mom & Pop' (mostly Mom) road-stands are on almost every street corner. The local fare is usually Baleadas, (pronounced bah-lee-ah'-das) a local cuisine seemingly, only to be found in Honduras. They're made from a big round flour tortilla that's folded in half. The inside contains specially cooked and mashed red beans, a small layer of seasoned scrambled eggs, and a squirt of mantequilla sauce. Mantequilla is something like the consistency of yogurt with a buttery, hint of cheese flavor. It's hard to describe, but oh so delicious. Everybody makes them differently and some add bits of cooked meat. I like mine 'sin carne' -- without meat.

Market Day

Every Thursday and Sunday is Market Day. Those are the days when you can go to the open air market and get fresh fruits and vegetables.

The farmers and local people come in from miles away to sell their produce at very reasonable prices.

Even though we arrived late in the day as most vendors were going home, we were still able to get some very nice and fresh vegetables.

I purchased a pound of green beans, a bunch of red onions, 4 huge carrots and a medium sized cabbage for 37 limperos (less than $2!)