These past couple of days have been adventurous! We didn’t have internet at the mission house the last day we were there so I have to tell you about two days, please be patient.
Sunday July 6, 2008
Today started out well! We all got up and had breakfast at 7. Worship was at the mission house today at 10 am. Steve Kemp (a.k.a. Sparky) led us in our thoughts. One of the main reasons we had our service at the mission house was because we were going to take up a special collection for the lady that helps run Didasko, Rosa. She was diagnosed with a tumor a while back, located right below the brain. The doctors in
After worship we loaded up to go to the
After dinner we went up to the mission house for an early night. We wanted to get back pretty early so everyone could pack their bags and have the buses loaded ready to leave by 5:45am Monday morning. And when we got to the mission house we did just that. Everyone is pretty excited to go to Tela for the retreat, but very sad to be leaving the people we have met while here. It is all bitter sweet!!
July 7, 2008
Today started out EARLY!!!!!!!!!! We loaded the TORCH buses to make the trip down the hill to meet up with our tour buses so we could go to Tela. We arrived at the bus station at about 6:45am, was on the bus by about 7:30am and on the road by like 8 am. It is about a 5 to 6 hour drive to Tela. We had a “quite” bus and a “load” bus! I was on the quite bus. I slept the entire way. On the other bus some slept when they could while others played little games. It was a long ride, but we all arrived safely.
When we arrived we had lunch and then went to sit by the pool to wait for our rooms. We finally all got our rooms by about 5pm. During this time many people spent time together playing pool volleyball, walking on the beach, or going down the water slid. It was so much fun watching everyone have a good time together. Many of which did not know one another when we first got to
We had dinner at 7pm. Ok I have to mention the food!!! The food is pretty amazing!! Some people are a little iffy about the dessert because of the texture, but I thought it was pretty good. I will post pictures of the food tonight, hopefully!! After dinner we had devo by the pool. Andy Polk talked to us about love!! It was a very good lesson. After devo we all spent more time growing closer to our brothers and sisters. We spent time together at the beach catching sand crabs, or taking pictures of the ginormous frogs!! Yes they are huge!!! Everyone was in there rooms by midnight.
I am sorry that the post are delayed. I will do better. Thank you for your prayers, but the trip is not over. We leave tomorrow, which is very sad for all of us. Some are ready to see there families, some do not want to leave there friends in