Well today retreat starts for the July 1st team. It started out like any other day, breakfast at 7, but then we had church at 8. The South Carolina group left at 8 for the church in the Valley of Angels, while the rest of us had services here. After worship everyone that was going on retreat got all of their things and loaded the buses. When everything was loaded on the buses we made our way down the mountain a little way to the hotel. When we got there everyone got their rooming assignments and headed to their rooms to drop their things and meet back in the Lobby.
When everyone was in the Lobby, we split into two groups. One group went to Mi Esperanza to get their hair and nails done by the ladies in training. THey also had the opportunity to buy a few things from the ladies too. The other group loaded the buses and went to the Valley of Angels for a day of shopping. WHen the other group got to the Valley we split up into groups of 4 or more to walk around. WHile there we ran into the South Carolina group. They spent a few hours there and then went to Snata Ana to visit. A few of us also watched the WOrld Cup while we were there. GO ITALY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The rest of the group came out to the Valley latter after their nails, and hair were finished. We actually passed them on their way. THe first group left the Valley at about the 3 to go back to the hotel to get ready for a night out at the Mall!! THe other group got to spend two hours out at the Valley to shop around a little. We all met up at the hotel at about 5:30 and left for the mall at about 5:45. At the mall we split up into groups of 4 or more and ate supper. Some were able to call home (sorry mom I didn't make it to the internet cafe before it closed). Others just walked around to spend some time together before they leave tomorrow.
We left the mall at about 8:30 to go back to the hotel for devo. We sang a lot last night. It was a great way to end a great trip. Terry Reeves ended the devo with a few thoughts and a prayer. Then the ones staying on through the rest of the trip said their goodbyes and headed back up the mountain for some sleep. I want to wish the July 1st team safe travel, God's speed you guys. We will miss you all a whole lot!! Thanks for all of the prayers, but do not stop praying for the rest of us and our Honduran friends!!
Love you all