Hello, friends and family!
Everyone on Team #1 arrived safely in Tegucigalpa around lunch time (three different flight arrivals, all of them made it just fine!) And amazingly everyone seems to have their luggage.
We sampled the local food (Burger King, Church's Chicken, Little Caesars) and then loaded up the two buses for a five hour, very hot/sweaty/glamorous bus ride to Catacamas where we will be until Sunday. Bus rides in Honduras are a very unique experience in that you get to test the strength of anti-nasua medications. Catacamas is a much smaller town than Tegucigalpa, after driving around a few blocks we had seen pretty much everything here.
We ate some truly delicious Honduran cuisine and then checked into the hotel where we will be staying. The hotel is very very nice and by this point in the day, even if the rooms only had a pillow and a bed we all would have considered this a luxury resort... we are all just that kind of tired.
Oh, and by the way, my name is Kathryn Begnaud and I will be one of the people updating the blog for Team #1. This is not my first time in Honduras, but it is my first time with Torch and I'm really excited to be a part of it. Something really wonderful I've already noticed about this group is that we have some that have been coming to Honduras for so many years their passport is full and some people who are leaving the US for the very first time to come here. It's very cool to be a part of each other's experiences. But the bottom line is: it's not about us. This trip isn't about us and I can't wait to see what God has planned over the next week and a half.
We love all of you!
ps. These are a few quick pics I got today, nothing fancy. I will try and get others on the trip to contribute their photos as well.