His Eyes Honduras
Mission related and personal items by Felipe Colby
Monday, May 11, 2015
I had some pictures...this all came together without a plan, it just happened.
Mother's day is a big deal here. How big?
This was the line at Price Smart at around 5:30PM...the line waiting for them to make more Mother's Day cakes. There were cakes coming out quickly...but constantly more people adding to the line.
I had been there on Friday and seen several skids packed at least four feet high of cakes preparing for the onslaught (all in English "Happy Mother's Day" for some reason)...but it was not enough.
(The one lone remnant in the case was an expensive cheese cake. Someone that could not wait for the line in desperation bought it before we left.)
You can find people all over on the street with wares to sell especially for the day.
The clinic had a Mother's Day celebration Friday (I got a cake before the rush, and one for the volunteers at the Milk Project as well...how many more did the same buying them early? Yikes.)
Nearly a 1/3 of Honduran families officially in the polling mix have a woman as the head of household. I was surprised it was that low...pleasantly surprised.
Father's day is a holiday in March, and celebrated...but nothing compared to Mother's Day.
Many procreate. Most here have a mom...sadly, not everyone has a dad.
Soon we will have another mother in the ministry...thanks to donations from a couple key people we were able to buy this horse for use in the coffee farm in Las Botijas. It does not have a name, which is fairly common here (we are thinking...Gray.)
We need the vehicle in the background (the Montero was so bad off we had to bring it back to Tegucigalpa to weld and fix...also need another vehicle for moving the bigger items/quantities) but there are times a horse would be quicker, easier...and less thirsty.
This horse is also pregnant...two for one! Depending on the color when the young one is born, we might have a White, Beige, Black...hard telling.
The horse will be used for carrying supplies, especially smaller quantities at a time and to the more difficult to access areas...
As well as getting Gustavo to some of the smaller farm properties down the road to supervise. We also recently just got enough of a dedicated donation to add two more workers to the force up there...meaning there can be one on each property, each responsible for their area and Gustavo can just oversee them everyday.
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