Posted by: Honduras Mission Team | January 10, 2011

Day 1 The Journey

We arrived in San Pedro Sula, Honduras around noon. We were greeted by temperatures in the high 70’s and blue skies as far as the eye could see. It took a couple of hours to make our way through customs and claim a small mountain of luggage that we brought to carry donations from our friends at St. Michaels’. We were met by our friends Sor Teresa, Sor Dinora, Sor Conception, along with Joe Self and Don Christian who helped us load our luggage onto the back of a pick up truck, and into our passenger van. The van was a gift from St. Michael’s several years ago. Once we were loaded on board, we set out for lunch at the local “Pizza Hoot”,better known to us as Pizza Hut.

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After lunch we all climbed back into the passenger van and pickup truck for the long ride to Santa Rosa de Capon. The scenery was beautiful as we made our way out of the city and into the mountains. The roads became a rougher as we climbed, and we all learned a few lessons about life in Honduras. First, it doesn’t pay to look too far ahead because you can’t always predict what is coming around the next bend. Second, its a good idea to keep your eyes focused on the task at hand because if you’re not careful, the pot holes will get you every time! Next, never be afraid to take chances, you might miss an opportunity for a little excitement. And finally, always say your prayers before you leave home because God alone knows if or when you will arrive at your destination! Thankfully, our experienced drivers, Joe Self and Don Christian had the situation well in hand.

We finally arrived in Santa Rosa well after dark (Being on Honduras time means not having to pay nearly as much attention to your watch). We dropped our bags at the elderly home and at long last made our way over to meet the girls at the orphanage. The cheers, hugs and greetings from them made the entire journey worthwhile. Much more about all of that is yet to come.

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