Saturday we worked until noon and spent the afternoon shopping in Valle de Angeles. We’re starting to see real progress on our part of the building. Saturday we got most of the castles in place and mixed/poured concrete around them. Valle is certainly a tourist destination, the town consists mostly of shops that cater to visitors. We had about four hours to shop and in the first 2.5 hours we made it through about half of the shops. The last 90 minutes were a whirlwind. Julia and I set out on a mission to get several gifts for her to bring back and I was on the hunt for some stoles and gifts for Sarah and Josiah. We went through about 10 shops (and back across town twice) to complete our mission.
Yesterday has been the highlight of the trip for me. We went to worship in the morning at San José de la Vega. This is the church that will worship in the building we are helping to construct. It was one of the most powerful experiences of worship I’ve ever had, especially having the opportunity to help serving communion. I even got to speak some broken spanish in thanking the church for hosting us.
We went to Diez de Septiembre for evening worship, to share an ice cream social and hang out with the children and families Wesley has been serving for many years in Honduras. We ate dinner at La Jacaranda, a restaurant that has been feeding many teams from Wesley, a favorite meal of the trip.