Sunday, September 14, 2014

¡Celebración! (Celebration!)

Two weeks into school, one month in Honduras, and still going strong! Wednesday was the Celebration of the New School Year at church, so all of us teachers showed up in our uniforms and the church building was packed out with children from the school and their families. It was a tight fit, but we all squeezed in!

All of us new teachers had to share our testimonies during the service. Jenna helped me translate mine into Spanish and write it down, so I was able to push past the nerves and read my testimony in Spanish, which I have to admit was awesome after the fact, but I was super nervous leading up to it! At the end of the service, all the teachers, bus drivers, and Rhonda came up on stage and the church prayed over us.

Wednesday was also a holiday called "Day of the Child," so on Thursday we all had parties at school! I had so much fun getting to hang out with my students and celebrate with them. In Prepa we played Pin the Tail on the Donkey, Musical Chairs, Wheelbarrow Races, and of course, a Piñata!

These kids went CRAZY over the candy, cake, and coke! In the afternoon, I got to do it all over again with first grade! We took over the playground, and they beat that poor piñata til there was nothing left!

Friday was back to a normal school day after all the chaos, but it was fun while it lasted! This weekend was a good time of relaxing. Sunday we went to lunch again before church with Rhonda, and in the evening Jenna, Bethany, Colton, and I took a walk down to a local park/playground to hangout and talk with some kids. No school Monday because it is Independence Day here, so a group of us are going on an adventure to Pulhapanzak, Honduras's largest waterfall. Can't wait!


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