Christmas in Honduras! I have a video to post later, but first let me give you a mental picture of how to have a Christmas Party at Give Hope 2 Kids. First, you gather everyone from the property (the Children’s Home kids and parents, the volunteers, the Honduran families that live on the property and us!) Once everyone is gathered (23 kids and 15 adults=38 total) you load them all up into the back of a big white truck and head down the VERY bumpy road to La Ceiba. Oh yeah, did I mention that a few of the kids get car sick?!?
Once you make it the 20 miles, that takes 1.5 hours, you go to the mall to see the Christmas lights and tree decorated . We then got lunch and gave the kids a HUGE surprise by going to a mini carnival that had rides for the kids. After 15 minutes, my cheeks hurt from smiling so wide at the kids having such a fantastic time. The squeels of delight were heard all over the town!
The ride back up the mountain to home was quite a sight as well! Every kid found a place to sit in the back of the truck and fell fast asleep after a long hard day of playing! The day ended with pizza, bananas and soda back at home. It was a great honor to join in the festivities of Christmas with the community of Give Hope 2 Kids.
Although we are missing much of the Christmas season at home, we are seeing Christmas in a different light here. The whole reason we celebrate Christmas is to remember that Jesus came to bring salvation to every person…young, old, rich, poor, etc. What a joy it has been to celebrate the birth of our Savior with children that have been given love and hope.
Merry Christmas to all…and to all a good night!