literally cross the runway (watch out for planes!),
we crossed many mud puddles and one or two 'small lakes'! I have video of these but no still pictures. :(
A couple of times some of us got to ride in the "Rhino". Most days we at least got to send our back packs so we didn't have to carry our water for the day.
The local "pulperia" (store) where we bought drinks. After a couple of days we were getting tired of drinking room temperature water so we started buying drinks for dinner on our way back.
Pierson strolling down the road. It is so beautiful there.
Our family recently started sponsoring a little girl (I'll call FB for privacy) who we have prayed for, sent pictures and little gifts for. We had met her the year before but honestly she wasn't one of the one's I got to know really well. I was very excited to meet her face to face and really appreciate getting to know all about her personality and give her a real hug!
When we first got there we were hugging and greeting friends when all of the sudden I looked up and there in the doorway she stood... In that moment time stood still. She stood leaning against the door frame while holding open the screen less, screen door with her hand. I can still see her shy grin looking at me with a question in her eye that said, "Do you know who I am?" I was hugging another little one at the time who I promptly let go of and rushed over to her! Oh my gosh it was awesome to hug her. I couldn't communicate in language, but no words were needed in that moment. It was awesome to hold her and see her smile!
Some of the girls watched for a bit
This melts my heart! FB doesn't actually live at Mama Tara's orphanage. She lives with her Grandmother who is the cook there at MTs. At any rate, she doesn't and hasn't had a father figure in her life. It made my heart almost burst with joy to see her accept Adam so easily.
She is a bit shy and kept her distance at times but would randomly sneak through where ever Adam was to tickle him on his back while she ran past giggling. Oh how I wish we could bring her home with us to give her a better education and to give her a father figure.
In the same breath I wouldn't want to take away her past or her grandmother. I wouldn't want to take the Moskitia heritage from her and somehow try to "Americanize" her. I just want to give her opportunity and love her.
All too soon it was time to head back to the House of Hope where we slept.
The sun sets quickly there. It is as if the world turns more quickly. Which is ironic because the days seem to be forever long. Once it starts turning dusk though it is time to go home or you won't make it before dark. There aren't any street lights. It is just DARK! As we walked back that evening there was excitement in our hearts as we anticipated going back the next morning and beginning the work God set before us.