Author of Today’s Post is Shannon

Today’s theme in El Obraje was patience, which is a good reminder for us on the team as we are hitting the halfway mark of our time in Honduras. It’s easy for us to get impatient or short-tempered with one another as we are all hot and sweaty and tired. But as we taught the kiddos today, “Todos deben estar listos para escuchar, y ser lentos para hablar y para enojarse.” (“Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry.” James 1:19)

We also acted out the story of the Tortoise and the Hare to demonstrate putting patience before pride, and the younger students made their own button-shelled turtle to take home with them. “Simon Dice” was another activity we used to teach patience, since it requires us to be “quick to listen” and think before acting. Danielle and Hannah shared devotions on patience, while Pat, Hannah, and Payton went out into the community to deliver water systems.

Playing “Simon Dice”

In our nightly devos and debrief, we have a time of reflection on the day. So far, our “highs” have included playing with the kids in El Obraje, getting to practice our Spanish skills, and having the opportunity to connect with people in the community. Our “lows” often center on seeing the economic poverty all around us. But we continue to see Christ in each other and in those we are serving alongside.