Monday afternoon (May 20)
Rebecca, Ciara, Leanne, and Julia left early this morning with Amy after some bananas and cereal to work at the clinic. They should be there most of the day and are hoping to help some of the local children in need of care.
The rest of us stayed here and did a combination of work. The boys used some of their muscle and scrubbed down the whole kitchen (and prepared it for painting which we'll be doing this afternoon). Moms - you'd be proud of your boys. I told them I would make sure their moms knew they were ready to clean kitchens when they get back home to the States.
The girls and some guys mixed in a combination of arts and crafts and reading with the children all morning. Meghan's art projects and Becca's books have been a huge hit. Darien has probably painted a million pictures, Jon helped create masterpieces with the play do, and Brian reading to a seven year old would melt even the hardest heart.
I was reflecting today our saying of Patriots Do. And honestly I can say I have been amazed at what these Patriots are doing. They are doing much more than reading, painting, helping at a local clinic. These Patriots Do show compassion, do bridge cultural gaps with kindness, do their best to serve and bless. Moms and Dads you should be proud. Ms. Ball and teachers and staff you should be proud, our community should be proud. You all have poured your very best into them and they in turn are pouring it out here for the children of Roatan (not to mention a few buckets of sweat too). They are all gems!
Till next time God Bless
PS - to my four GEMS back home. Mom and Dad love you and miss you. Remember be good and do good. Love you!