Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Working in the Schools

Hello parents and friends of the Calvin students in Honduras:

Sorry you haven't heard from us through this site up until now, but I think all of the students have had a chance to send some e-mail last weekend. Up until now, our access to computers has been quite limited, but now that we are working in the schools and living with our families the access is better for some of us.

It's Wednesday. We are about one week into the trip and it seems like we already have a month of experiences. We have eaten at many local Honduran restaurants and seen a lot of different part of Tegus and the surrounding area and learned a lot about the country and the culture. This is a really great group of students: they are open to learning, flexible when things don't go as planned, and they are getting along really well and forming new friendships. The days when we have been together for sharing and devotions have been very wonderful.

Right now all of the students are spending their first day in a classroom. Most of them are here at the International School, but three students are at the Kingdom School, a very small school that ministers to low SES families. Everyone will spend some time at both schools. We had a wonderful tour of the Kingdom school yesterday and we were very impressed by the ministry happening there.

We will spend one more day in the schools this week and then head out to the banana plantation and the Mayan ruins in Copan on Friday. On Sunday evening we will be back with our families and then back here to the schools on Monday for the full week.

Now that we have access to the internet, I'll see if we can post a few pictures. The International School has a very beautiful campus and everyone here has extended us a warm welcome--even the Hope college graduates teaching here:) I think there are four Calvin graduates working here as well.

That's all for now. Everyone's doing fine and rest assured we are being very vigilant about our safety. We are grateful for your prayers.

Until later,

Jim Rooks

1 comment:

Londa said...

Yay! An update! Hello to all in the group. Sounds like things are going pretty smoothly so far. Wish we could go to the banana plantation; that sounds so cool. Hope you can post some photos! Blessings, everyone!

The Post fam