Tradition on a Border Buddies trip decrees an outing to El Patio: an open air typical restaurant that serves delicious food and Mariachi entertainment.
|Levi and his pincho norteño which he conquered like a conquistador|
|Michael and his youth group on the Moore team|
|Mariachi entertainment: Juanta Lamera|
|My patient trainer, Juan de Dios|
Costura Class: Joanne taught 15 ladies how to make warm winter gloves out of old sweaters and fleece. These ladies were delighted with their creations because here in the mountains of Tegucigalpa it gets "cold". High 60's, low 70's..... brrrr! Since these homes have no heat, the cold seems colder. Actually, on the hill of El Hatillo, it gets down into the 50's. Since my thermostat runs cold, I have to defend my Honduran friends because I would be cold right along with them. In concrete block houses and tile floors, the cold can go right through you. Now that I have made my case for warm mittens we can move on.
Doña Rosa doesn't have a lazy bone in her body. She shows up whenever she can at the work site and pitches in mixing concrete or cleaning up or whatever useful thing she find to do. She has battled breast cancer yet always has a smile and a cheerful word of encouragement. Her creativity is evident in her knitting and sewing abilities. These ladies like to take advantage of the group projects through Border Buddies because they take home a new skill and a completed item.
|Ringpops make a delightful distraction for children when you're trying to sew.|
|Even the dog made it to sewing class|
|The ring pops continue to be a welcome distraction for the kids, small and not so small.|
Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth. Blessings crown the head of the righteous.... the memory of the righteous will be a blessing. Proverbs 10: 4, 6a, 7a