Friday, May 24, 2013

Honduran Facts!

I spent some time tonight researching Honduras, you know, so I'm somewhat prepared to enter a foreign country. Here are some interesting facts about where I'll spend 6 weeks of my summer!

1. Honduras is roughly the same size as the state of Ohio.
2. Honduras is the most mountainous country in Central America and 50% of it is still covered in forests :)
3. Yet surprisingly, there are no active volcanoes.
4. They eat a LOT of rice and beans.
5. Honduras literally means "depths" in Spanish
6. 1 US Dollar = 20.14 Honduran Lempira
7. La Providencia is the name of the orphanage I'll be working with and staying at
8. Hondurans love their soccer so much that even the President "recommends" that businesses give their employees time off for the games.
9. Honduras is the 7th largest coffee producer in the world, and the largest coffee producer in Central America
10. In July (the month I'll mostly be there) the area I'll be in has average daily high temperatures of around 87 degrees and low temperatures of around 69 degrees.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Learn New Things

Today was my first full day home of the summer. I learned a few things today, which is neat because I'm done with school, but I guess the learning never stops.

1. You CAN have too many hygiene products.
2. Thank you letters are hard to write with sincerity.
3. You have to PAY someone to take your garbage from your house. This is not a public service.
4. I owe a lot of money in school loans.
5. Being an adult and paying bills looks like no fun at all.
6. Life Insurance doesn't really pay much. Also, funerals are expensive.
7. You can make coloring pages out of pictures by uploading them here!
8. I am very bad at focusing outside.
9. Playing basketball with no shoes on hurts.
10. Netflix has some pretty terrible movies on it.

That pretty much sums up my real-life learning for today. Also, being out of the Cedarville bubble is weird.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

God is Good!

Hi all! This post is just an update about LeaderTreks. I just received an email that almost 25% of my support has come in already. This is so so encouraging and I am really excited about everyone that is partnering with me and praying for me this summer. I am so excited to see what God does through me and growing and learning a ton this summer. Thank you to everyone who is supporting me and praying for me, I couldn't do this without you.