Saturday, June 9, 2012

week 1

I successfully made it through my first week! And oh my word was it a busy one.
I had a really great time traveling here by myself; it made me feel like an actual adult! I made a point to make at least one friend at each destination. I met these two adorable little girls at the Miami airport (I would post pictures of them but I am having trouble getting the internet to work on my laptop). So I arrived in San Pedro about an hour and a half late but was greeted by Mauricio's wife Ana (she's awesome by the way!) I arrived at Ana and Mauricio's home and it is so beautiful! (again, I will be sure to post pictures asap)
As soon as I arrived at their house around 8 pm Honduras time, I was informed that I would be leaving for La Entrada at 7 am the next morning. So I had to pack and prepare to be at the JPC camp until Thursday the following week. There was an American team at the camp that had been working there since Tuesday. This group was from South Dakota and it was really fun getting to work with them and get to know them.
With this American team, they would do work that needed to be done outside at the camp, while I did a lot of work in the kitchen whether it was preparing meals, doing dishes or cleaning. For two of the afternoons we did a VBS for some kids from local schools.
One of the days we took the American team to the Copan Mayan ruins and spent the day enjoying food at a local restaurant and doing some souvenir shopping. Then on the team's last day here, we took them to a waterfall/park area which is apparently a very popular place. It was fun just getting to relax by and in the water after a week of hard work.
Yesterday was my first day off and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I got to ride my first bus, (sorry if you're reading this Aunt Julie!) but it was the scariest ride of my life! I had two of my male friends with me but the driving here is just crazy! It was super fun though and I can't wait to do it again. I have another day off today before we have another American teamto from Colorado we get to spend ten days with at the camp. I think we are going to the zoo and tonight we have a worship concert we're going to.

Thanks again for all your prayers and support! If there's any way I can be praying for anybody please let me know :)
I would greatly appreciate prayers that God would continue to use me as a light to the Honduran teenagers and children I get a chance to work with here. Thanks! Dios te bendigo!


  1. So happy to hear that you arrived safely and are getting accustomed to being there! Praying for you lots! And, we were in South Dakota last weekend! Too bad we couldn't also be in Honduras :)

  2. Prayers and blessings, Jami!! It's great to read your post and we look forward to continuing to read about your adventures!