Thank you all for your prayers! We just returned from our visit to Honduras….and wow, it was amazing!
Please see some of the pictures we took:
Our Godson, Juan Pablo, and his family, on the day of his baptism
Mario, Dina and little Juan Pablo, on the day of his baptism
Juan Pablo on his way to the baptismal font!
Mom, dad and Godparents praying over Juan Pablo
Bella, enjoying her bath!
Bella and her Godmother with her new friend, Emily
Cristina and Emily, a young girl with Spina Bifida in Honduras
Cristina sharing with the mom’s group in Honduras
Dina with Juan Pablo, our Godson
Bella, exploring Casa Guadalupe
For 4 days during our visit, I helped out on a mountain mission to a village that had yet to host missionaries. It was so high in the mountains and so cold, that the villagers wore up to 2 coats at a time!
Our mission team
Teammate Katie, contemplating God’s creation
Teammate Katie with one of the joyful families from the village
It seemed like every house was 30-45 minutes away from the next….
Another view from the top
A long-term Missioner, Vilma, sharing her testimony
Katie and Ashley teaching Gladys (one of the villagers) how to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet
The kids were so excited to come to our kids’ program each day!
…but when they would arrive, they would try to act cool, like it was no big deal.
Justin, a long term Missioner, would lead us in music
The kids loved singing
…and climbing trees
Some of our friends on the mission
The woman on the left had been through much suffering….but had an immense joy in her heart
Tanya, one of the little girls from the village, making a commitment to follow Christ
All of the kids from our program
Katy, one of the little girls from the village, with teammate Ashley
a big smile
making funny faces
the boys trying to act cool
We took out a bottle of bubbles….which one of the older kids told me they had never seen before
the kids chasing after the bubbles
on our last night there, we had a MASSIVE (dangerously?) bonfire with the entire village
Ashley loved brushing her teeth without running water
On one of our last days in Honduras, we brought Bella to the Missionaries of Charity house….where the take care of the sick and dying, as well as orphans and children born with aids
She loved the kids
I think Bella thought that this sister was Mother Teresa….
her only frame of reference is the image of Mother Teresa in our house
Bella loved the food in Honduras
Me with our Godson, Juan Pablo
We let Bella take a SHORT spin on the back of the truck….
She loved hanging out with the Friars
Don’t know why she’s got her hand like that….
Brother Gabriel scared her…..maybe it was his height…(he’s very TALL)
The Poor Clares got special permission during lent to come out and see Bella in person….as they had been praying for her while she was still in the womb
They might be cloistered….but they are SO JOYFUL!
Bella with her Tia Diana and Tio Roger
Bella hanging out with our compadres’ family
Our compadre, Mario (Juan Pablo’s father) getting us some fresh coconuts from their front yard
Our compadres’ grandmother (who is going to be 90 this year!) enjoying some coconut water
Bella with her prima, Ana Cecilia
Bella wanted a kiss….