We made it, church family! And we arrived safe and sound with all but one piece of luggage (which we still hope to locate!).
Our day started with an early morning shuttle to the airport where we spent the morning checking luggage, waiting in line-ups, eating breakfast, and then more waiting for delayed flights! The team ended up split between two different flights, but we finally completed the last leg of the journey to arrive in balmy Honduras mid-afternoon.
I'm not going to lie, for some of us, there was definitely some culture shock as we drove through some city and through some hilly areas seeing a much different way of life. It was a lot to take in! We were able to stop at a local restaurant and enjoy a yummy meal before making our way to the camp where we are staying. After a quick drop of all our gear, we loaded back into vehicles and headed over to Casa Hogar to see the kids and have an evening bonfire with them. It was exciting to watch the kids joyously recognize returning team members, some giving squeals and hugs as they reunited. We were told they were impatiently waiting all day for us to arrive. There was some marshmallow-roasting, cake-eating (Alexis' birthday celebration), wrestling, and lots of running around and laughter.
We ended the day with a delicious supper back at the camp and then devotions together where we were able to process the events of the day together. I could tell you all so much more, but it is too late already!Just meeting the kids and getting a little glimpse into how much they value the relationships with our church family has really blessed my heart. Thank you for your prayers.