Yesterday, our team said good-bye to Cofradia and travelled to the Valley of the Angels - a favorite tourist destination and a great place to shop for souvenirs of our time in Honduras. Many local artisans sell their creations in this quaint village. Hand-crafted leather, wood carvings, beautiful pottery, vivid paintings, and other local art are all available in tiny sidewalk booths, crowded shops and sprawling showrooms. Some of our team members shopped. Others just relaxed in local cafés while enjoying the cool weather and delicious Honduran coffee.
From there, we went to El Patio, a favorite restaurant in Tegucigalpa. Their specialty is grilled kabobs of all varieties. I was WAY more than enough food! ¡Que delicioso!
We checked into the Hyatt Place hotel in Tegucigalpa – a location that makes it easy to get to the airport for our flight on Friday. The Hyatt had a beautiful rooftop terrace that afforded a great view of the city at night. It was so relaxing to sit there and wind down from our busy week.
This morning, after a wonderful breakfast, we left early for the airport. The inauguration of the new Honduran president is scheduled for tomorrow, and there was talk of possible protests (or even riots) in the streets this morning over the election results. We wanted to make sure we arrived at the airport with plenty of time to spare just in case we encountered any trouble.
When we arrived at the airport we immediately noticed a large police presence - in full riot gear. Frankly, it was a bit unnerving to see such a show of force. We were grateful that our team leader pressed us to get here early this morning.
Fortunately, we so no sign of riots much less even protestors. However, several TV news crews were in the airport to cover what “might” actually happen. One national TV reporter interviewed Dr. Jorge Ponce, our local Honduran doctor, and Brian Shaw, our team leader. The asked about why we were here and what we did. Both men were able to give God the glory for all that we do in service to Him! We are told the interview will air on national television next week. We will get a link to the broadcase, we’ll be sure to post it on our Facebook page and the Luke 9:2 Ministries website.
God is good and God is faithful. Your prayers for protection were answered and we are grateful. Thank you for your continued support of Luke 9:2 Ministries and the work in Honduras. In March, a small team will travel here to install 2 more water chlorination systems and a small medical team will return in September for medical follow up. Quarterly pastor training sessions will also continue this year.
Until next year…Adios!