Happy New Year!
I’m still anxiously waiting to see my kids! This Friday we will open the daycare again. I’m very excited to get back to normal. The ministry closes for a month at Christmas because many of the families leave the city to visit grandparents and family in the villages. It’s a cool cultural thing to bring the kids out to the village for the holidays. Then when public school starts in February, the parents go back to pick up the kids. It’s hard to describe the difference in traveling here. For most of us, visiting family, that live a few hours away, could be a day trip (there and back); for a Honduran without a car, you wake up early, walk to the bus, take the city bus to the center of town, wait for the village bus to pass, then ride that bus a few hours as it makes stops along the way. It is a full day journey, so they do not make it often; and when they do get the opportunity, they make it last.