Saturday, July 5, 2014

4th of July

Friday was a hodge podge of activities! Several of the girls got a tortilla making lesson, we got to meet needs, enjoyed time with the kids, and made a trip to the Wal-Mart (Yes, they do have Wal-Mart in Guatemala, but of course everything is in Spanish). We were able to help Mrs. Dolan in the garden by transplanting flowers to make room for an herb garden. It took quite a bit of time, but we actually loved working in the dirt in the 70 degree weather! We don't miss the 100 degrees in Texas. Valerie, Amanda, Leslie, and Claire and Kasie sorted through school supplies so that we'll have plenty to take into the city on Monday when we start teaching.

"Brazil, Brazil" was the common phrase today. I would say we all got a little World Cup fever (Luis was the only true fan before arriving). Tom and Chris played "Futbol" for several hours with the boys on a large field here at Fundaninos.

This morning we prayed for opportunities to get to know the kids despite the language barrier and our new arrival. Already many relationships have been formed, the kids have opened up, and we've gotten to visit with the Freeds and Dolans who live on site here at Fundaninos. It is encouraging to listen to the heart of these families who are giving hope to the kids despite rough pasts. They are trusting God and putting their faith in Him.

Tengo hambre! "I'm hungry" - There was a special treat that evening as the taco stand brought their grill to Fundaninos. They started grilling at 5:30 and were able to feed at least 100 people by 8:00. The tacos were delicious and we got a little spice with our meal, it was a treat! Another group from San Antonio brought in some fireworks in honor of 4th of July.

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