Yesterday was a National holiday here in Honduras called Día del Niño...aka "Children's Day".  We celebrated the day by providing meals to feed the children who live just outside of Gracias in an area known as Bella Vista.
   Some of you that were able to see pictures and hear of Kevin's trip to Honduras in January might remember about a toy distribution to kids that had never had toys before.  You might also remember the person who was instrumental in seeing that this was completed for the kids was a woman by the name of Nurse Beatty.  Well, by divine intervention, we were able to reconnect with Nurse Beatty about two weeks ago when we took Isis and Eliza to Clinica San Lucas for medical care.  Beatty was excited to see Kevin and immediately the wheels in her head were moving.  During the three days that we were at the clinic she asked Kevin into her office to talk.  She again shared about the children in the barrio(neighborhood) just next to hers where there is much lack and poverty.  She wanted to have a celebration party for Dia del Niño just for them.  She asked if we would help.  After reading the first line, you already know what our answer was!  We were able to provide the food; Beatty provided her home, as well as drinks and a goody bag for each child.  We also were able to have 10 of the teachers from Minerva School who wanted to lend a hand.  They were a great blessing and a big help to everything going smoothly and fun for the kids!  They spent the morning talking with the kids, playing games and even teaching a little lesson on English along with chopping vegetables, pulling chicken and cooking outside over fire.
   The day was a great success and about 50 kids were there for the food - although we saw about 80 kids during the time we were there. The best part is starting in October: 2 times per week, we will be there serving meals to the kids.  Thanks to Kids Against Hunger and Alan & Trish Sowers for providing the vitamin-packed rice, Beatty for graciously offering her home and the teachers who are willing to help.  We look forward to things changing physically and spiritually for this Barrio to the Glory of God.
  Also, Isis is doing wonderfully and so is her mom Eliza.  We also found out we will have a little boy in our house around October 1st!

Beatty leads the nurses at Clinica San Lucas in Gracias, Lempira.....the only place in Lempira that I'll trust the medical care! Beatty and her husband have huge hearts for their people.
Lisa Johnson
9/13/2011 11:31:14 pm

So exciting to how God is working!!!! It was great talking to you yesterday! Miss you guys!


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