Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Living History Day for the home school co-op was on Saturday, May 5th. The day was filled with typical early Amerian festivities, a tour of the 13 original colonies (conducted through the kids booths and displays), demonstrations of colonial arts and crafts (such as candle-dipping, braiding rugs, sewing samplers, block-printing, tinsmithing, handmade dolls, etc) and lots of authentic Colonial food (including gruel, cornbread, and Brunswick stew). All this was done in authentic colonial dress, with kids and adults participating. The evening culminated with a wonderful program in which the kids re-enacted important events leading up to and during the American Revolution and dramatically portrayed famous people, gave speeches, and recited poems. Shelby even played the snare drum...which added to the Revolutionary feel of the evening. It was quite a day!! What a wonderful grand finale to a great first year with the home school co-op here in Honduras!
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Several missionaries got together the day before Easter to celebrate with games, crafts, snacks and skits, with the purpose of sharing about our Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ. 26 children showed up for the celebration and were blessed by the efforts of all involved.
Of all the celebrations throughout the year and around the world, only Easter gives us the true hope that we will someday be together with our risen Savior, the Good Shepherd Jesus Christ.
Sunday, April 08, 2007
These are some of the little animals we see regularly close to our apartment. We see white-faced monkeys as well as howler monkeys, and lots of tropical birds.
Did you know that porcupines live in the jungle?
The prehensile-tailed variety do...and spend most of their time in the tops of the trees! This one came down and visited our front porch one evening!