Posted by: Honduras Mission Team | June 10, 2015

Tuesday – Day 3

After breakfast at the elderly home, the team’s busy day began with time spent in reflection and prayer with Fr. Schmitz. He cited Colossians 3:2, “Therefore as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” He asked us to consider what things we might “pack” if going to see Jesus? The discussion led to the inspiration of all the nuns serving the elderly and girls and how they are “clothed” in all of those qualities.

The remainder of the morning was spent painting picture frames with the elderly to display their photos taken with Fr. Schmitz. To our good fortune, many extra hands were available to help as a group of nursing students were on site performing health checks.

Our whirlwind afternoon was filled with several activities at the orphanage. The girls received the pen pal letters that the SMA students and religious education students complete twice a year. The girls love learning about the SMA kids and we marveled at the similarities they share even though they live miles apart. Fr. Schmitz celebrated mass in Spanish and the team and girls were moved and inspired by his message. Father encouraged the girls by telling them they are the light of Christ and he asked the girls to share the love they have for each other just how the nuns share a motherly love with them.

To continue a busy day we celebrated the success of the Kansas City Royals with a baseball game complete with new Royals t-shirts for each girl, peanuts, bubblegum, pompoms, and foam fingers.  The two starring pitchers were Father Schmitz versus Joe Self. Everyone had a ball! To top off the day at the orphanage, we provided sundae bar for all to enjoy. Lastly, our evening reflection centered around a discussion of the days events. Dani shared a message she noted on a pack of toilet paper (of all things!) that stated “For those who believe in Jesus, all things are possible.” What a perfect thought to end a busy day!

Sherry

 

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