Saturday, March 9, 2013

Home from Honduras...

Around 2:30 Monday afternoon, our fifteen passenger van that we have affectionately nicknamed: "Big Blue" pulled into our church parking lot and up went a great cheer! After not seeing our guys for ten days it was great getting to hug them and laugh with them again!

There has been so much to share and talk over with each other! Tuesday morning we sat at our breakfast table till two in the afternoon talking about everything!

One really fun thing we were able to do with the guys when they had wifi was to FaceTime. While packing to go, Ben had decided to leave phone, iPod and anything else electronic at home for safe keeping. But we are so glad he changed his mind because we were able to FaceTime, message and send pictures to one another! One night we had friends over whose husband and dad were with the group in Honduras. I was sitting on the couch showing the pictures Ben sent me. It suddenly lit up with a request for FaceTime and the whole room went crazy! I cannot describe how amazing it is to see your loved one's faces on a little 5" by 3" screen from so far away. Especially after not seeing them for five or more days.

 (That's us on that little screen!)

 They had stepped into a coffee shop and connected. We had never seen a coffee shop so full of people as that one was and there was no way the boys could hear us! We resorted to writing quick notes on a pad someone grabbed off our fridge and holding it up to the camera. It was hilarious!

 Everyone was laughing and blowing kisses and trying to hear! For one and a half wonderful hours we were able to talk and it will definitely remain one of the highlights of the trip for us.

There were so many pictures taken it's hard to choose which ones to upload! I will do my best to describe what the pictures show.


 Green coffee beans!

We made a pot of Honduran coffee the night the boys got back. It tastes very earthy to me. I didn't expect it to have such a different flavor. 

 Many of the Honduran houses look like this or much worse. Some don't even have brick to build but use reeds and clay.

Do you see how steep that is?! In this picture the men are about to hike up that trail to visit a family up the mountain.

The temperatures were in the 90's with lots of humidity. Ben remarked it didn't matter if you had taken a shower that morning, because by the middle of the day you were always soaked with sweat.

A fresh spring at the top of the mountain.

So much mud! Thankful for boots:)

A small fire and a sheet of metal is what constituted this "stove"

There are more motorcycles and horses in Honduras than cars.

There is so much trash in the streets and in the neighborhoods. Tires are everywhere also. Ben snapped this picture of a small house supported with tires from the garbage.

"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable , always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord." I Cor. 15:58


  1. Dear Huron Family,

    Somehow I stumbled upon your blog and just had to say that I love this post. It makes me homesick for our friends in Honduras. This December was our third time serving at a children's home in Honduras (actually on the island of Roatan). It is forever in our hearts and we can relate to the houses, mountain trails, garbage, coffee that tastes like dirt and the heat/humidity. We actually decided it was useless to shower in the morning and waited until we were done working in the evening. Anyway, thank you so much for this post.

    God bless,

  2. Tami,
    Thank you for commenting! We really love hearing from people who read our blog. How encouraging to hear a little of your experience in Honduras. God really blessed the trip and our hope is to return again, Lord willing. How interesting to mention that the coffee tastes like dirt! I couldn't exactly place the flavor, but I guess that depicts it pretty well:)

    God Bless,